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Zoe’s Tale: An Old Man’s War Novel [John Scalzi] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. How do you tell your part in the biggest tale in history?. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. In the touching fourth novel set in the Old Man’s Zoe’s Tale: An Old Man’s War Novel – Kindle edition by John Scalzi. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Zoe’s Tale wouldn’t work if it weren’t for Zoë. John Scalzi insists the character is not based on his daughter. But he has poured enough paternal love into the.

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Hickory and Dickory also get much expanded roles, as they would have to, given their relationship scakzi Zoe. The book is really difficult to rate, so let me explain quickly why it is only a 2 for me. Teens, severally and individually, should welcome their OMW book-overlords.

SF : Zoe’s Tale / John Scalzi ★★★½

Those are the people that will get your books into the hands of those readers. I am flattered that anybody, much less the author, took note. While I can understand the iohn limiter to get into a high school library I have to wonder if these people have ever wondered how teenagers talk sczlzi their are no adults around. Where The Scalzii Colony replaced politics for The Ghost Brigades ‘s action, Zoe’s Tale is a sto This was a 3-star book until the last hundred or so pages, where it really shined and Scalzi reminded us why he’s one of the kings of modern science-fiction.


The weird part about it being a YA book is that it’s not a stand-alone novel; if I hadn’t already read the entire Old Man’s War series, I don’t think this would make sense. Hickory responded, and Dickory replied, it seemed a bit forcefully. Discovering that this cheeky sci-fi series continued book 4 with an even cheekier YA POV was a bag of mixed emotions. Aug 18, Krbo rated zod it was ok.

Zoe’s Tale (Old Man’s War, #4) by John Scalzi

I think there was some halfhearted attempt at meta involved here becau Well, that’s left me feeling quite whelmed to say the least. View all 7 comments.

Zoe Gumps her way around the periphery of the story, occasionally re-hashing conversations that already took place, verbatim, in the previous book, with little added value to giving us her perspective jobn those matters. I appreciate that he admits in the acknowledgements that Zoe as a character is bound to not work in some places.

And it was great hearing Zoe’s take on Jane, who Zoe loved but could also see as scary, and her two Obin bodyguards. Your English teacher has bad aim? It’s more about people. The big part of this is the voice of Zoe. I also thought the book was a little stretched and then zoomed too much at the end.

Rating probably would be lower if I read right after previous installment since this is retalling of event of in The Last Colony seen through Zoe’s eyes. Unless she gets a legal name change somewhere inside the book? I don’t know who it’s for.


Who has time for all that with all this homework!

Zoe’s Tale

I look forwards to the zod I know at the end of “The Last Colony,” Scalzi said he was taking a break from the universe for a while, but after reading this, I’m glad he didn’t.

sclzi Writing it twice under two different titles. This isn’t a criticism of Scalzi because that’s not the kind of book he’s writing. What could have been an exploration of Zoe’s conflicts with herself, her background, or the circumstances that brought to where she is, turned out to be the story of a well adjusted teen making good choices and enjoying good outcomes.

I’m Zoe Boutin Perry: For a book as tightly plotted as this, it xcalzi out of place and a bit cheap.

Also, Zoe was incredibly savvy for a seventeen year old, going into negotiations with terrifying aliens and knowing intuitively what to say in order to save the txle.

After a few pages, I was sold and completely engrossed in this character’s perception and feelings. The Obin volunteer anyway and win the prize.

Thoughts on Zoe’s Tale

The stuff I slogged through to get to it was not worth the payoff. View all 6 comments.

About all that’s missing is some kind of fourth wall-breaking monologue.