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Old 08-03-2019, 10:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Starship Troopers vs. Starship Troopers (book vs. movie)

Been rereading the book and I still don't know which one I love more. I'll have actual things to say when I sober up.
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I went crazy for the movie when it came out and couldnít believe it didnít get rave reviews and that my friends were only luke warm on it.

I actually didnít remain fully engaged in the book. I remember Heinlein going on and on about their space suits. Itís a great book but it didnít tickle me from beginning to end like the movie. I get that the book is a more important work of art but itís one of those rare occasions where Iím going with the movie.

I just looked through Heinleinís bibliography and Iím not sure how many Iíve read because I think I may have forgotten some of his juvenile books. ST didnít come close to Stranger imo.

I feel dirty going with a movie over a book.
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Bruh, go read the book. It's great. It's dry. But A.) if a ****er like me with a short attention span can still love everything about it then it must be great, and B.) figuring out just what the **** Heinlein is advocating for is like a full contact sport, especially if you've read Stranger and have to figure out how the same guy could write both books. I think you most of all on this site would love the mental exercise. It will challenge your ideas about fascism and democracy without every holding your hand about what it's promoting. It's the kind of book that's more about the mental fun than the reading fun.
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I very rarely read the same book twice. Iím too worried about all the **** Iíll never get around to
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Read that book a second time. I read it the first time as someone who was shortly to become a right wing dunce and embraced the easy fascism to a terrifying degree that makes me wonder about myself even more than my cringy reaction to Atlas Shrugged (it's seriously a more dangerous book under the right circumstances) and now it's a morally and politically challenging book that I didn't think would challenge me as it has even as I am today. Starship Troopers is NOT a book that you should read only once. It says a lot of things, it says them in sequence, and it says them in a way that is meant to exercise the mind rather than educate it. But it also does not pull its punches while attacking your notions. Reread it. Seriously.
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TBH though my favorite thing about Starship Troopers is that there was a CGI kids show that lasted for a season that was one of my top 5 favorite things ever as a kid. Like there just never was anything ever to compare as a kid's show. It was like Band of Brothers but sci fi and for kids.

Just the opening is enough to to overload my nostalgia sensors. Finding the entire series on DVD years ago is a feeling I'll never get over cause OMG I can watch it whenever I want to.

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