Today I am reviewing my 3rd book on my 2015 reading challenge - Redshirts. (read Jan. 2015)
This book was under my category: A book with a color in the title
It came recommended to me by my husband. He has been trying to get me to read it for over a year. But knowing the kind of books he usually reads, I kept putting him off. As I was making my reading challenge book list, the man tried to put this book in every category I mentioned, so I caved and read it.
And I didn't hate it. It was actually quite an enjoyable read. And quick.
For those of you who like shows such as Star Trek, or any show/movie where you see something happen to D rated characters (extras) and mumble to yourself "I saw that coming a mile away" - this book is for you. It is a story of a group of people on a ship called the Intrepid where bad stuff happens to all the expendable characters, and the captains always come out of the battles either mildly hurt, or unscathed. BUT - if you are traveling with them - you are doomed. The people on the ship have learned to hide from these captains knowing that if they get picked to go on a mission with them - they will not be returning.
It is quite silly, and quite true when it comes to shows like Star Trek. I was tortured watching that show on TV with Mat, and characters in the redshirts always bit it. You would catch yourself saying, "oh look - there is a character in a redshirt. He is done for".
I won't go much further with this book because it takes a fun spin that I think you should read for yourself. If you are looking for something light and easy to read, give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
Star Rating: 4