Armor Book Summary and Study Guide

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A futuristic Mechanized Infantryman survives impossible odds against an unrelenting alien race for an uncaringmilitary. Extreme physical and emotional duress create extreme schizophrenia, ironically allowing the body to live while the mind dies.
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The review of this Book prepared by T.J Pennock

A man is set on a poisonous planet Banshee filled with alien creatures called Ants. All his group is killed and he is the only one to survive and then he survives many other drops until he can't take it anymore.
The review of this Book prepared by Lani

If you liked Starship Troopers and never read Armor then you're missing out. While the plot may seem similar (lots of battles against bug like creatures) the action is so riviting that you'll have a hard time putting this book down. This isn't a book that'll deliver a deep message for the masses, rather it is a great story about a man who joins the army to forget his past. Action scenes are detailed and well scripted. While it might not rank as one of the best books of all time, this is definitely a book you should read.
The review of this Book prepared by Marc

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 53.3%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:    -   fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens) War or Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   lasers Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Escaping from behind enemy lines?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Planet surface, need spacesuit A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   unfriendly aliens    -   primitive aliens Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only

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