Thursday, February 17, 2011

Reading....a Book!?

So I enjoy reading but it seems like I just do not have the time or more precisely the will power to make the time to get into the longer novels that I enjoy. As such i have started to really enjoy Japanese light novels. They can be read in only an hour (if that) and are generally more fast paced. So I will take this time now to give a brief over view of the one I most recently finished.

All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka


The easiest way to explain the plot is Groundhog Day (the Bill Murray movie) mixed with Starship Troopers (the book).  The protagonist of the novel is Keiji Kiriya a rookie drafted into the defense force to fight against the invading mimics a mysterious alien force. Unfortunately for our hero he is killed on his first mission out of basic training but for some unknown reason he wakes up the morning before he is killed back in his bunk. He eventually becomes an excellent soldier and encounters a young woman named Rita known through out the world as the Full Metal Bitch, the most decorated soldier of the war.

It is a very fun read with likable characters and kick ass battle scenes. The story it's self is intriguing to say the least and the reasons behind the time loop are actually explained somewhat and seem to make sense. For those of you less inclined to read a movie is currently planned with a 2012 release date and if done right could be a great blockbuster popcorn flick! You can find the book at amazon and other online book sellers and perhaps even your local book stores but don't get your hopes up at finding it at your local library it just does not seem like something they would have picked up on a whim.

16 comments:

AssortedNews said...

Hopefully the movie is alright. Seems like a fun concept.

swagdigital said...

Hmm, I want to check this out now. You had me hooked at Groundhog Day.

Glovey said...

I hope this turns out well, is something im interesting in!

Kerykeion said...

Sounds cool ill have to see if i can grab it at a local bookstore, or else ill have to order it online

Brendan said...

ill check it out thanks for sharing

Linksss said...

Groundhog day meets starship troopers, that sounds amazing

ScottD said...

looks like a good read Ill check it out.

Con Queso said...

hm, might see if my library has it when I stop by next time.

Bring_Napkins said...

Sounds awesome, and the title is pretty damn funny as well.

Romeo Tango said...

Sounds pretty cool, I'll have to check it out.

Ciriis said...

Sounds interesting, may just have to take a look for this when Im bored.

Banacek said...

I will definitely check this out in movie form.

Zennith said...

Sounds like my morning EVERYDAY

Rondariel said...

Sounds interesting. Might check it out.

Kazon said...

Interesting.

Spike said...

cool, might check it out. Thanks

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