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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At least this one does. The question is whether it What is worse than writing a bad book? Her father helped them out before he died, so she has become their link to him and the person they use to model their new found consciousness on. I loved the additional scenes with General Gau and the interplay between Zoe and her friends and family. So those are all the reasons why this book was hard to write. She has her adopted dad’s sense of humor, after all. As it turns out, this was not realistic; some jon in TLC are important enough to Zoe that they had to pop up again in ZT.

SF : Zoe’s Tale / John Scalzi ★★★½

That’s tael point in its favor. She never resents Jane’s part in killing her father. You know how it ends. But only for the cool kids who know the super sekrit code. Once again, Scalzi has me wrapped around his little finger.


Zoe’s Tale, by John Scalzi. Or a teenage romance.

Adults also like a good story YA or not. Snarky, sarcastic teens that good-naturedly make fun of each other but are really very nice people when you get to know them. At the beginning of the story, she and her family are moving to a unique colony, different from every other as it’s the first colony made up of colonists from other colonies, rather than from Earth.

This book is mostly snarky teens talking to each other with the Last Colony happening in the background. Mainly because Scalzi simply does not know how to write a teenage girl. Covering the same time frame as the previous entry, “The Last Colony,” zoee Tale” examines the ins and outs of the story from Zoe’s perspective as a teenage girl and the lynchpin of peace agreeement between several interstellar races.

Overall scqlzi a solid book but lacking in a few spots.

Zoe’s Tale

But it’s so much more than a simple regurgitation. Furthermore, it’s targeted at young readers, both because it’s from Zoe’s perspective and because the type face is big.

I look forwards to the book! Nice complement to “The Last Colony”.

Zoe’s Tale

There are few new bits of information mostly regarding Obin but it’s basically same story but since I put some time between two books it didn’t bother me. Andre Norton Award Nominee Scalzi has never met an alien or even a setting that he’s wanted to actually describe.


But I ultimately lost interest due to the fact that every bit of information was conveyed through dialogue, including scenes that would have been better served being experienced first hand by the reader through descriptive action sequences–like battle scenes and explosive attacks. Scalzi, I offer you my sincerest and Dogeiest “wow.

It is the fourth full-length book in the Old Man’s War universe. We pick up Zoe as she’s turning from naive teenager into someone far more aware of her place in the world. View all 17 comments. Zoe has a great voice, quite similar to John Perry’s, with the same humour but tons more sarcasm, and that ‘je-ne-sais-quoi’ that teenagers have. I’m annoyed at myself for checking out the fifth book of the series concurrently, as I now feel obligated to read it despite having just plowed through this morass.

To summarize – this book is a waste of time. Reading Zoe’s doomed relationship with her fling was grueling and boring as hell.

The meanest character in this book is as mean as some goody-shoes protagonists of other books. But the good news is that having this dictum did keep the repeats down to a bare minimum. I suppose it depends on how much a fan tape the series you are how much you will get out of Zoe’s Tale.

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