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Subject: Redshirts by John Scalzi
Date Posted: 6/8/2012 5:00 PM ET
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I just finished this book and it was AMAZING, just had to share. I know there are more than a few people here who would undoubtedly enjoy it. Scalzi did a fantastic job of exploiting some of the more ridiculous conventions of sci-fi television, and at the same time blowing my mind to the point where I caught myself questioning reality a little lol

Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas

Here's a link to the review I wrote on it. Scalzi himself quoted and linked to the review in a tweet! If anyone else reads/has read the book, I'd love to hear what you think of it!

Subject: Redshirts
Date Posted: 6/8/2012 9:45 PM ET
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I'm only about 18% into it but - I'm enjoying - it's a hoot!  They're still trying to figure out "what's wrong with this ship."

Date Posted: 6/9/2012 10:10 AM ET
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Checked out your review and liked it so i put the book on my wishlist.....

 

Subject: finished Red Shirts
Date Posted: 6/12/2012 12:24 PM ET
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That was good, a study in realities.  And I did actually shed a tear come the codas.  Perfect ending(s).  Thank you Mr. Scalzi. 

Date Posted: 7/23/2012 8:58 PM ET
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Thanks for the recommendation.  I'll check it out.

Date Posted: 8/13/2013 12:12 PM ET
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I just finished this book and really liked it.  If you are looking for something with humor and great plot twists, get a copy. 

Paul H. (paulie) - ,
Date Posted: 8/27/2013 10:36 PM ET
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did you read the other john scalzi books a couple are as good or better

 

Date Posted: 9/2/2013 12:02 AM ET
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I happened to see the live feed from worldcon, and it looks like Redshirts is the Hugo winner for 2013.



Last Edited on: 9/2/13 12:04 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 10/20/2013 2:31 PM ET
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I just finished it, and I loved it! I laughed all thru the beginning, but was completely enthralled by the story. And the ending.