The Forever War Author:Joe Haldeman Private William Mandella hadn't wanted to go to war. But being one of Earth's best and brightest, he-along with the rest of his prime and promiscuous co-ed cadre, has been drafted into the interstellare conflict.
I have never read such a whiny bunch of tripe in a long time. I had an expectation of reading a military science fiction novel in the same vein as perhaps Armor, where the main character was more against the war than for it, but the protagonist in this novel made me wish he would be KIA. Mandella and his constant complaining and some of the bleeding heart logic he had made me want to shoot him rather than root for him. After being told the enemy had killed close to a thousand unarmed colonists he falls into what seems like a near catatonic state lamenting how they were murders of un-armed innocents, when those said innocents had already killed some of his unit just moments before.