The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

The Forever War

The Forever War #1

Joe Haldeman

fiction science fiction adventurous challenging medium-paced

292 pages | first published 1974

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In this novel, a landmark of science fiction that began as an MFA thesis for the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and went on to become an award-winning classic—inspiring a play, a graphic novel, and most recently an in-development film—man has taken to the...
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Moods

adventurous 83%
dark 49%
reflective 43%
tense 29%
emotional 25%
challenging 22%
sad 17%
hopeful 11%
funny 9%
informative 5%
mysterious 4%
inspiring 3%

Pace

medium 56%
fast 36%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 47% | A mix: 34% | Character: 17%

Strong character development?

Yes: 45% | No: 29% | It's complicated: 23% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 35% | Yes: 35% | No: 27% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 42% | Yes: 37% | It's complicated: 16% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 47% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 21% | N/A: 2%

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