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All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka

All You Need Is Kill

by Hiroshi Sakurazaka

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    Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein (dClauzel)
    dClauzel: Starship Troopers et All You Need Is Kill ont tous les deux la même intensité, avec de brèves périodes de forte violence pour une quête de la recherche du sens.
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    The Lazarus War: Artefact by Jamie Sawyer (dClauzel)
    dClauzel: Des soldats dans des armures de combat. Des extraterrestres. Vélocité. Mourir un millier de fois et recommencer.
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    War Stories: New Military Science Fiction by Jaym Gates (dClauzel)
    dClauzel: Des militaires enfoncés dans une sale situation bizarrement compliquée, avec des équipements lourds, dans un futur proche. Même rythme soutenu, sarcasme désabusé, et exposition de tripes en plein air.

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Shorter than I'd expected, though I blame myself for that, as I made the classic blunder of watching the film before reading the movie (in my defense, I'd heard of the book before the film was announced, but even as I type that it feels like the most hipster-y thing I could've said, and I'm immediately sorry I wrote it).

Not too bad. A bit poetic in places, and not quite as predictable as I would've expected had it been an American novel. ( )
  Ubiquitine | Nov 24, 2018 |
There's no denying that the plot of All You Need is Kill is clever and iconic… but there's also no denying that the whole thing was executed far better in the screen adaptation, The Edge of Tomorrow. The writing here is just not very good at all, coming across as a hybrid of fanfic and game-box description. And honestly, had I not seen the movie (which, while quite different overall, keeps the book's mechanics in place) I think I'd be plenty confused about just what precisely happened plot-wise. See the movie instead. ( )
  mrgan | Oct 30, 2017 |
Awesome read. And what's not to love about a book featuring the chapters in a flow chart? ( )
  Fergster73 | Aug 15, 2017 |
It's an interesting concept - Groundhog Day meets War of the Worlds meets Doomsday (the Superman character) meets Matrix - which, combined with very human characters and a fast-paced narrative, makes for a quick, engrossing read.
Thumbs up for a great translation, too.

I found this book because of the upcoming Tom Cruise movie, Edge of Tomorrow.
And the book's way better than the promise of the film's trailer.
  terrythomas | Jul 25, 2017 |
Terrific read, fun premise that screams - "Make me a movie, make me a movie", which they are - starring Tom Cruise no less.

The premise is interesting, a common soldier that gets stuck in a time loop - reliving his death in combat against alien invaders over and over again. So he decides to try to survive the day, and as a result becomes a warrior thats going to help humanity win the war.

I would say that you throw in 60% Starship Troopers, and 40% of Groundhog Day, mix it around a bit and you have this novel.
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  bhuesers | Mar 29, 2017 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Hiroshi Sakurazakaprimary authorall editionscalculated
ABe, yoshitoshiCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Elzway, SamDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Reeder, JosephTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smith, Alexander O.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Theres one thing worse than dying. Its coming back to do it again and again& When the alien Gitai invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many raw recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to find himself reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On the 158th iteration though, he sees something different, something out of place: the female soldier known as the Bitch of War. Is the Bitch the key to Keijis escape, or to his final death? --amazon.com.… (more)

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