TEST Book Club - August selection

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What kind of bug is good?

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  1. Thalstan

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    Not having been in the military, I find some of the sexist comments disturbing. Women are not really treated as equals, even though they make the “best pilots”, and they seem to be seen as as object to be had.
     
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    I just finished chapter 1. Pretty good so far.
     
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    That's how women were viewed in the military back when this book was written. A lot has changed since then, obviously. But the perception, back 1987 when the book was published, is accurate for its time period.
     
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    Slight mistake there. It was first published in 1959.
     
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    lol well then it was SUPER accurate for back then. I must have been looking at one of the revised editions.
     
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    How far along is everyone? No spoilers please!
    Page number or percentage should suffice. I know one person has already completed the book in 1 day!
     
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    Ch 5. I'm slacking, but the pages are turning!
    Glad my basic training was crawling through fire ants in Ft Benning, GA (though I can't say I was glad at the time :tired_face:) instead of freezing to death with only PT to keep me warm!
     
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    Done with the book
     
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    Nice progress! I am really slacking here. Gonna try to get through chapter 2 tonight.

    What are you, a speed reader? Sheesh!
     
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    I normally can devour a book in 1 day, but i’ve been busy this week at IEEE

    It is much harder for me to read a book at 1-2 chapters a day
     
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    Waiting for the library to have a copy available :/
     
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    do you not have access to the internet? They have digital copies available if you want to read it now.
     
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    Wooo! Made some real progress today. Got to about 30% done or about Chapter 6 so far. How is everyone else's progress?

    I am excited to talk about the book towards the end of the month!
     
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    Well, that would work too lol
    They should have a copy soon, though, i'm literally next in line for one.
     
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    are you one of those that has to sniff the pages of a book?
     
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    Well, i wouldn't do it with a library book, that's for sure. Those often have some weird crap in them. Sometimes literally. :grin:
     
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    No real spoilers, more of a concept overall post.



    Overall, this is a great read. There are some very dated ideas, but even those were progressive for the time (female ship captain). It starts pretty slow, but picks up about chapter 3-4.

    I liken this to Weber’s “in fury born” but that is a later book and is more...fantasy...at times where SST Stays closer to the sci fi side (but not always). There are some things at the end that probably should have been changed (last few pages) as they are there to end on a certain note, but that could have been accomplished other ways that would be more in line with the rest of the book (imo, no army would ever do that)

    Once given the all clear, we can discuss specifics

    4.5/5
     
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    WHO THE FUCK POO'S IN A BOOK!? SERIOUSLY!
     
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    Bugs, mice, etc. I would be worried about other bodily fluids from some books...

    Which is why I don’t use the library
     
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    smart man.
     

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