Thursday, March 05, 2009

The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge...random thoughts

The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge by Harry Harrison.

What can I say...better late than never. I'd meant to finish this up for Carl's Sci-Fi Experience, but obviously didn't quite make it. And now that I have finished it, I'm honestly not sure what to say about it. I know, I know, what am I even doing here then, huh? It's just that I feel I should say "something" since I am using it for a couple challenges.

Prior confession still stands. I'm just not terribly familiar with the worlds of science fiction, and frankly have no clue how to discuss it. I can say that if you're looking for intellectual stimulation, this is probably not the book for you. But if you're looking for humor, satire, action, adventure, and well, just plain fun, then you might want to take a look.

This is the second in the Stainless Steel Rat series, and again follows our hero/anti-hero Jim diGriz. This time he's sent to stop a series of inter-galactic invasions that have the Special Corps stumped. And luckily, this time his new bride, Angelina, will be fighting on his side.

While maybe not quite as much as the first, I did enjoy this book. A nice, light read. And like I said before...just plain fun.

8 comments:

Grad said...

I'm not really into Sci-Fi myself; but, I just got a book catalogue in the mail today and see that there is a new book out in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Twilight Zone called (not surprisingly) Rod Serling And The Twilight Zone. It apparently contains some of the most memorable episodes, and is also a bit biographical. I was thinking of ordering it. The Twilight Zone always gave me the creeps...in a good way.

Nymeth said...

...or better yet, it's NEVER too late!

You know, I actually think that humour, satire, adventure, fun, entertainment, etc. ARE very much intellectually stimulating.

Debi said...

Grad,
I couldn't agree with you more. Definitely in a good way.

Nymeth,
You've got a really good point there! I didn't choose my words very carefully... I guess what I really meant was that if there were any deeper social commentary going on in this book, it pretty much passed me by, as I was just caught up in the pure adventure of the story.

Kailana said...

I wouldn't mind reading this series at some point and time, but haven't got to it yet.

Chris said...

I'm with you on this one! I didn't enjoy it as much as the first but it was still a damn fun read. I loved the addition of Angelina in this one as a main character. So much fun!

Scrap girl said...

I haven't read any Sci fi at all. So I wouldn't have a clue what you were talking about. At least you enjoyed it.

bkclubcare said...

Sounds good!

Carl V. said...

How in the name of all that is holy did I miss this?

I am so glad you read it and found it fun. That is what these books have always been, great fun! With just a touch of nostalgic magic to them because of my childhood discovery of them.

Slippery Jim...my hero! ;)