TEST Book Club - August selection

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What kind of bug is good?

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  2. A live bug.

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  3. Whats a bug?

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  1. Printimus

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    Well the votes are in and the winner of the August read is Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein.
    Thanks for the wonderful nomination @Beerjerker !

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    Feel free to discuss details about the book in this thread.
    Also, September's book nominations will begin on August 20th, giving us 1 week of nominations and 1 week of voting.

    Any and all TEST members are welcome to join in the fun, nominations, voting and discussion here!

    GET TO READING ROUGHNECKS!
     
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    We should get a viewing party for the movies as well. I can find us a decent torrent if need be, or host one off my servers possibly haha.
     
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    Not a bad idea, will look into that as everyone finishes reading the book towards the end of the month!
     
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    *heads to library*
     
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    You dont already own this classic!?
     
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    The movie is quite different in tone and plot from the book.
     
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    Wohoo!!!!

    THE ONLY GOOD BUG IS A DEAD BUG!!!!
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    Ps. Where do you get these books? They are NOT like the magazines I usually read, I could not see Starship Troopers on that top shelf, and the girl at the newsagents couldn't stop laughing at me when I asked her??
     
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    Have you tried a book store? You can also purchase an epub copy on amazon and read it digitally on your phone or tablet or kindle.
     
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    I would look for a used copy somewhere, either at a used book store or an online store. You shouldn't have to pay too much for it.
     
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    For years I avoided the movie, because I heard from sci-fi friends that it "wasn't that good." Then I found out that it was actually a satire, went and watched it, and loved it.

    Paul Verhoeven made a great film that can be enjoyed on a couple levels, just like Robocop...

    Another book people should read (if you haven't already) that can be viewed on many levels is "Slaughterhouse 5" by Kurt Vonnegut.
     
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    Completely agree with all of this, though I saw the movie when it came out - many times - it’s a great satire just like Robocop as you said.
     
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    That's why it's worth seeing. The movie is great, so is the book. Both of them are greaterer... Pretty sure thats how it works.
     
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    I just requested it at my library, my local branch doesn't have it but one of the other ones does
     
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    Agreed they’re both great in their own way.
     
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    your mum is great in her own way
     
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    Not a fan of the movie adaption then?
     
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    Oh i loved the movie. Havent fully read the book yet, but its in progress!
     
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    I am really liking this book. It compares well to In fury born by David Weber

    I am at the point they are discussing corporal punishment and they have some interesting ideas. Sadly, the flogging post in my state (Delaware) was removed a few years ago
     
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