Hugo Razo Razo itibaren Alatay Köyü, 04500 Alatay Köyü/Patnos/Ağrı, Türkiye
I've been meaning to read this book for awhile, both because I'm a fan of Robert Heinlein (whose book, A Stranger in a Strange Land, set me firmly on the sci-fi track in high school) and because I remember enjoying the campy yet fun movie based on it from the 90s. To be honest, this book wasn't anything like the movie, other than having a few of the same characters. There is no real romantic plotline, which is actually rather refreshing, because that's not what this book is about. This is a book about finding a place you belong, a cause you care about, a family you would die for. This is probably the most pro-army book I've ever read, not because it is violent and bloody, but because it describes army life in glowing, yet unapologetically honest terms. Despite the futuristic setting and other-worldly enemies, every word of this book feels real, and that is what kept me reading page after page of military and war talk, without getting bored once. The technologies that Heinlein invented for this book, from the drop capsules to the space suits, are really amazing, especially considering he wrote this in 1959!
Literally, this book made me laugh out loud over and over, in public. I LOVE this book. You will too, if you have a sense of humor.