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Zoe's Tale - Community Reviews back

by John Scalzi
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lqlarry
lqlarry rated it 2 years ago
A funny thing happened while I was reading a series about a science fiction military space opera book. A YA book magically appeared in my reader. Now I'm not against YA books and YA series, I've read quite a few. I've even read books and series for whatever would be a, for a lack of a better term...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it 3 years ago
I really enjoyed this quick read. I might have rated it higher if it was a story on its own, but this fourth book in the Old Man's War series tells the same exact story as the previous book, but from the point of view of a different character. I loved the read from this new perspective, but there w...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Scalzi admits that this book arose from complaints about two plot holes in the previous volume of the series, giving us the same story from the perspective of the former protagonist's daughter. Initially this is boring because, despite a convincingly different (i.e. teenage girl's as opposed to her ...
BOOKWRAITHS REVIEWS
BOOKWRAITHS REVIEWS rated it 6 years ago
After enjoying the first three books of Old Man’s War, I decided to read Zoe’s Tale even though I was familiar with a common complaint of its detractors– specifically that it tells the same story as book three. But like the optimist I sometimes pretend to be, I thought this one would still be enjoya...
Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it 6 years ago
I'm not a huge fan of stories that re-tell other stories. There's a trend going on where modern writers re-tell fairy tales from a different perspective, with varying degrees of success ("Snow, Glass, Apples" is that sort of thing done right; Maleficent isn't), but when a writer re-tells one of his...
Brad Horner's Books
Brad Horner's Books rated it 7 years ago
I've been a big fan of Scalzi ever since Old Man's War, but I was slightly worried that Zoe's Tale would be a some milking of The Last Colony, which is a POV change of that novel. I'm not entirely certain it was necessary, except for the fact that it develops what might have been a serious dues ex m...
Osho
Osho rated it 8 years ago
Retells the story of [b:The Last Colony|88071|The Last Colony (Old Man's War, #3)|John Scalzi|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1312021759s/88071.jpg|18279847] from Zoe's point of view. This allowed Scalzi to clean up some missing or too-implicit information from that book, but unlike Bean's stories of [...
The BiblioSanctum
The BiblioSanctum rated it 8 years ago
Still trying to figure out why this book was written, and for whom it was written. In his acknowledgements, John Scalzi gave the reasons that people wanted to get to know Zoe, and that there were holes in the Last Colony that needed explaining. Personally, I don't know if those reasons were good eno...
ezuk
ezuk rated it 8 years ago
A disappointing read. I guess I deserve it for not reading the synopsis.I was expecting something truly new. I mean, it's okay for the plot to pick up slightly earlier than where the last book ended off, but this is ridiculous: It's just a rehash of book #3 with an annoying faux-teen voice that real...
narfna
narfna rated it 8 years ago
I ate up the Old Man's War trilogy last year like it was a friggin' breakfast burrito during a hangover. It was my first exposure to John Scalzi, and it was delicious (especially #1). Zoe's Tale is a re-telling of the final book in the OMW trilogy, The Last Colony, from the perspective of the protag...
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