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Wow.
Wow. Just wow.

This book is everything science fiction should be. The storyline is gripping, the characters are fully human; the philosophical issues it presents are deep and thought-provoking. It has definitely become a favorite, one I am likely to read again.
mmm... Good Review. I just like how there is no hidden subtext or "meaning" Everythign is displayed front and center.
comment #562 76.248.47.106 7th Jul 09
^ And what, praytell, is wrong with subtext?
comment #7239 DonZabu 10th Apr 11
I loved it. Read it in a day. Only problem was the subplot about his siblings, who are somehow able to take over Earth, or whatever, by blogging. I skimmed their parts.

Also, am I the only one who wondered why it took an outside the box genius to figure out you don't have to shoot everyone to win? My first thought upon hearing the rules was something like "Oh, so all they have to do is geta certain number of people to the other side."
comment #7241 tublecane 11th Apr 11
^ My interpretation of that part was that the "shoot everyone before winning" mentality had been bred into the soldiers from the beginning of Battle School. Every soldier was being taught to do it, not just by the teachers, but by the student commanders as well, and it's very difficult to exit a pattern of thinking, especially such a long-lasting one.
comment #7295 JackAlsworth 17th Apr 11
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