Bill the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison

Bill is living his life minding his own business when he gets tricked into enlisting in the military. That’s when things start to go wrong. He gets lucky and isn’t killed in battle (he does lose an arm, but no biggie since it was replaced) and is sent to Helior to receive an award from the emperor. That’s when things really start to go wrong. His city plan is stolen making him one of the unplanned – an offense punishable by death – and eventually ends up court martialed, sent to prison, and shipped off to another planet to fight. And that’s when things totally and completely go wrong.

There is a lot of humor in Bill the Galactic Hero. The wordplay is fantastic. It’s an entertaining and fun to read book. I recommend it to people who enjoy sci-fi, particularly those with a large vocabulary.

4 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2015: 99
Pages Read in 2015: 28,586
Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks (more book reviews!)
Applied to Category for Special Reading Challenge: A book written by an author with your same initials (H.H.)
***This completes all categories for the special reading challenge.***

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