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Battlefield Earth

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Battlefield Earth

After reading this book (battlefield earth) for the fith time in the last 20 years i still enjoy it.

posted by loneacre on August 22, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

So-so Sci-Fi

L. Ron Hubbard wrote some terrific SF novels during the forties and fifties. His return to the genre of pulpy sci-fi is entertaining, but misguided. The satirical intent of the novel falls flat, and the climax is botched horribly...the main threat is prett...
L. Ron Hubbard wrote some terrific SF novels during the forties and fifties. His return to the genre of pulpy sci-fi is entertaining, but misguided. The satirical intent of the novel falls flat, and the climax is botched horribly...the main threat is pretty much defeated two-thirds of the way through the book, and the extended denoument reads like Hubbard is desparately attempting to pump up the word count of the novel. Unlike his earlier, and superior works (like SLAVES OF SLEEP, FEAR, TYPEWRITER IN THE SKY, and OLE DOC METHUSELAH, which I can recommend without reservation), Hubbard seemed to forget that brevity is the soul of wit with BATTLEFIELD EARTH. Forget Hubbard's Scientology and Dianetics, and all the baggage that entails, and pick up his earlier pulp SF novels. They're a big treat. But do yourself a favor and avoid the plodding doorstop of a book that is BATTLEFIELD EARTH.

posted by Anonymous on May 2, 2004

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2004

    So-so Sci-Fi

    L. Ron Hubbard wrote some terrific SF novels during the forties and fifties. His return to the genre of pulpy sci-fi is entertaining, but misguided. The satirical intent of the novel falls flat, and the climax is botched horribly...the main threat is pretty much defeated two-thirds of the way through the book, and the extended denoument reads like Hubbard is desparately attempting to pump up the word count of the novel. Unlike his earlier, and superior works (like SLAVES OF SLEEP, FEAR, TYPEWRITER IN THE SKY, and OLE DOC METHUSELAH, which I can recommend without reservation), Hubbard seemed to forget that brevity is the soul of wit with BATTLEFIELD EARTH. Forget Hubbard's Scientology and Dianetics, and all the baggage that entails, and pick up his earlier pulp SF novels. They're a big treat. But do yourself a favor and avoid the plodding doorstop of a book that is BATTLEFIELD EARTH.

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Clunky

    The writing and charaters are incedibly one dimensional. The farther you get the more poorly written it becomes.

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    Posted December 26, 2011

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