- Taschenbuch: 256 Seiten
- Verlag: Haikasoru; Auflage: Original (29. April 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1421560879
- ISBN-13: 978-1421560878
- Vom Hersteller empfohlenes Alter: 16 - 17 Jahre
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 10,6 x 2 x 17,4 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 77.736 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Edge of Tomorrow (Movie Tie-in Edition): (Previously published and available digitally as All You Need Is Kill) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 29. April 2014
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Hiroshi Sakurazaka was born in 1970. After a career in information technology, he published his first novel Wizards' Web in 2003. His 2004 short story Saitama Chainsaw Massacre won the 16th SF Magazine Reader's Award. His other novels include Characters (co-written with Hiroki Azuma) and All You Need is KILL, which was published by Haikasoru in 2009.
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I was totally fine with it.
Maybe it’s my affinity for time travel parallel dimensions, (something the story uses anyway) that made it easy to shrug the differences off and go along for the ride. In this particular plot, an alternate reality where another character suddenly ended up dealing with the same issues would not be implausible. When making the transition. fans of the film (or book) will still be able to enjoy many of the key elements, most notably the epitome of kick@ss-ness herself, Rita Vrataski-AKA “The Full-Metal B*tch.”
Hiroshi Sakurazaka does a good job of making a compelling story out of what is intended to be a video game plot. Our hero must relive the same battle over and over again in order to defeat a relentless horde of alien enemies. Sakurazaka’s own love of video games inspired the story and it’s cool seeing the creative way he dealt with the repetitive nature of the narrative. Despite the Groundhog Day meets Halo theme, I didn’t find the scenes excessively repetitive. I did notice a little repetition in terms of information I already knew as a reader resurfacing more frequently than I needed, but mostly I just rolled with it. This is a quick read and plenty action-packed so there was not a lot of time to get bogged down by the minutia of the writing. That was nice.
The ending of the story involves a twist that invokes a bit of head scratching, but as the reader I don’t believe you are meant to question it so much as just go with what the author has decided the outcome needs to be. Again, completely different than the Hollywood ending, but that is a good thing. Bonus either way.
Overall, this was a fun ride and one that managed to take a simple concept like video-game-style warfare, and give it enough substance to make for a satisfying read. This book trumped the others on my reading list during its brief run because it gave me likeable characters caught up in an intense world. If I woke up and it turned out I was stuck in an alien-induced time loop where I had to read it again, I wouldn’t complain. A lot can change in a day, even one that is stuck on repeat.
Here we get to know Keiji Kiriya just another solider trying to stave off the impeding invasion. Technology has expanded considerably to what we know of now, and all soldiers are give a suit that gives them super strength, fast reaction times, more stamina, etc. However, they can still be killed, as Kirya was. Then something strange happens were he wakes up with this strange feeling that his dream wasn't a dream, but couldn't be sure. However, they can still be killed, as Kirya was. Then something strange happens were he wakes up with this strange feeling that his dream wasn't a dream, but couldn't be sure. Until Kiriya starts to be able to recite what was going to happen and when from his dreams.
Then he tries to get smart. Realizing that he can remember everything that he does he begin training. Training to become more like the most decorated American solider, the Full Metal Bitch. He slowly begins to realize that he has more in common with her than he would have ever thought before. He then starts to piece together what must be done get get unstuck from the loop he is caught in.
Several laugh out loud moments. Great action scenes. I was able to connect with Kiriya and wish he would just figure it out. I remember thinking, "He's going to make it out...[heavy sigh]", feeling like my dreams had been crushed. Not too short and not too long. Edge of Tomorrow (Movie Tie-in Edition): All You Need Is Kill will be great for giving you your science fiction military fix in a hurry.
Audiobook submitted for review by the publisher.
All You Need is Kill is a fairly solid piece of genre fiction all told, though it isn’t without its issues. While a number of minor characters were mentioned in the various focus loops, they never really became anything more than set pieces. While this works for the book over all, it keeps the impact of anything that happens to them from really being there. This is the Keiji Kiriya show featuring Rita Vrataski and, while that works really well to show how different Keiji and Rita are as people and giving a great sense of isolation, it also lead to me not really caring if anything happened to the set piece minor characters. I also feel that the reveal about the mimic’s nature made them feel like, I don’t know, less somehow. They didn’t stop being dangerous, it just took away some of the mystery.
I’m also inclined to say that there isn’t a great deal of “show” in the novel. Again, this isn’t to the novel’s detriment for the most part. Having Keiji mostly talk about his development into a Mimic slaughtering machine just further reinforces the feeling of isolation, but I would have liked to have “seen” more of him watching Rita fight to figure out how she does things, more of him interacting with the other members of his squad and then slowly drifting away from them as more loops passed. I’d have also liked to see more lead up to the book’s climax. There was some, but not nearly enough.
So, to wrap it up, what’s the verdict? All You Need is Kill is a solid book that plays well off of the tropes Sakurazaka uses, and while it has some minor issues they mostly work in its favor rather than being detrimental to the book’s story. So, while there were some things that I did not enjoy, I give it a four out of five.