Thursday, July 05, 2007

The Sagan Diary by John Scalzi

The Sagan Diary is a novelette set in Scalzi's Old Man's War universe and is presented as a series of diary entries by Lieutenant Jane Sagan.

I really loved Old Man's War and The Ghost Brigades, but I thought Scalzi whiffed with this one. The novellete is neither interesting as a stand-alone piece nor does it add anything substantive to the character of Jane Sagan or the series storyline. What it most felt like was Scalzi trying to write like a woman and resorting to generalities and stream of consciousness prose.

I suggest steering clear of The Sagan Diary unless you must read everything that Scalzi puts out.

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