Zoe’s Tale: An Old Man’s War Novel [John Scalzi] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. How do you tell your part in the biggest tale in history?. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. In the touching fourth novel set in the Old Man’s Zoe’s Tale: An Old Man’s War Novel – Kindle edition by John Scalzi. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Zoe’s Tale wouldn’t work if it weren’t for Zoë. John Scalzi insists the character is not based on his daughter. But he has poured enough paternal love into the.

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I think there was some halfhearted attempt at meta involved here because even the characters reference their witty banter at one point. And what an amazing place is it. I loved the additional scenes with General Gau and the interplay between Zoe and her friends and family.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. And the endings really worked for me. But I ultimately lost interest due to the fact that every bit of information was conveyed through dialogue, including scenes that would have jojn better served being experienced first hand by the reader through descriptive action sequences–like battle scenes and explosive attacks.

The only thing this tack-on book does is make the third book seem in retrospect like a lazy, incomplete effort, which he is now trying to solve by patching a second lazy, incomplete effort over it.

Johj Scalzi, having declared his absolute boredom with biographies, disappeared in a puff of glitter and lilac scent. This is my general reflection regarding the whole series: Worst of the series so far Scalzi sets fale the character’s voice early and then steps back, allowing her to take over telling the story in such a way that it is fresh, compelling and a definite asset to the universe of Old Man’s War. I would probably recommend skipping this for people who are interested in reading the series since it’s a mostly a minor struggle to get through what is essentially the same book as The Last Colony but really, it’s not because it’s been done before and better and b my first ever Scalzi to get a talle that’s lower than a 4.


I certainly appreciate it. Go to his site and use the contact information you find there. So this is the story of Zoe and her adventure through the last conoloy. Die-hard members of team Zoe. I did like the showdown towards the end a lot to the point that it was where I actually started to get interested in what was happening.

Thoughts on Zoe’s Tale

Maybe he could have had Perry and Zoe telling these tales side-by-side within the same volume. You said you had to have a space battle because there was one on the cover. I also think providing an in-road for teens into the OMW universe via another book other than the first one is sound. That’s a point in its favor. That being said, sometimes it got a bit too teenager-y, which isn’t a criticism so much as a reflection that it didn’t scakzi resonate with me being twenty-odd years old now.

Zoe’s Tale on its own might be a 4 star read.

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It’s not shown on the audible website yet everyone else seems to be. Much in the same way that reading Harry Potter for the first time right now wouldn’t have the same impact as when I read them as a child. These are the best behaved teenagers anywhere in the galaxy! Old Man’s War 6 books. Jul 31, Mark sclzi it it was ok Shelves: Many of the initial chapters say things like “My dad gave t First impressions: She only cares about the way it affects her family and friends.

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I think her relationship with Hickory and Dickory is my favorite part atle the book, as heartbreaking as it is. Feb 17, Michael Cairns rated it really liked it Shelves: Though she’s more self-aware and clever than any teenager I’ve ever known, I was willing to go along with it simply for the pleas I think “John Scalzi” is actually a teenage girl who’s too smart for her own good.


I will say this, however: Not like you need me telling you what to do, but you have earned it.

She bears them not the slightest ill will for this genocide, she doesn’t even acknowledge that it’s a possibility to bear such a grudge. Zoe forms the treaty between humans and another race of people called the Obin.

I liked getting to know Zoe in this novel, but I found the lack of new plot to be disappointing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Teens, severally and individually, should welcome their OMW book-overlords. Because, honestly, when was the last time you and anyone you know remembered an event exactly the same way?

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Dec 07, Ivan rated it really liked it Shelves: Old Man’s War series. All through my eyes. I will continue to the Human Division but honestly just for the sake of finishing the series. Hickory and Dickory also supply some background information about one of the alien races that I hope we will see more of in a future installment.

I just didn’t buy it. Now, I’m not saying I need that in a story, but when you have an adult series for 3 books and then it goes to young teen book, it’s weird. Enjoy your gaming fun.

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