Monday, November 08, 2010

All You Need is Kill - Hiroshi Sakurazaka Book Review-Spoiler Free

All You Need Is KillThis was a great little read. It follows Keiji as he goes “ground hog day” on the day of his first battle against a near unstoppable alien force.

It was actually a pretty refreshing read. A background in mecha anime might help as would some knowledge of Japanese culture, but I don’t think it is necessary to enjoy this book.

You get to know Keiji really well in this book. Besides him really only one other character is fleshed out, but they are all background characters as this is really Keiji’s story.

The book is really short and really quick. It doesn’t take long to rip through. The downside of this is that you find yourself wanting more. I find this preferable to the alternative of wishing that the author would have cut out some of the exposition, but I did want to know a couple of the characters a little bit better.

Ultimately this book was about relationships during war if it was about anything other than expressing a pretty cool idea that mixed ground hog day with mecha anime. And what a great title. I would recommend this to Military Scifi fans, as well as fans of mecha anime. The book is fairly appropriate for about the 14 and up age group as there were some non graphic mentions of sex and lots of violence.

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