All You Need Is Kill

Kobo ebook | July 21, 2009

byHiroshi Sakurazaka

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When the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On his 158th iteration, he gets a message from a mysterious ally--the female soldier known as the Full Metal Bitch. Is she the key to Keiji's escape or his final death?

Now a major motion picture starring Tom Cruise!

 

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When the alien Mimics invade, Keiji Kiriya is just one of many recruits shoved into a suit of battle armor called a Jacket and sent out to kill. Keiji dies on the battlefield, only to be reborn each morning to fight and die again and again. On his 158th iteration, he gets a message from a mysterious ally--the female soldier known as th...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 21, 2009Publisher:VIZ MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1421542447

ISBN - 13:9781421542447

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast Paced Awesomeness If you like Japanese sci-fi, this book is guaranteed to tickle your fantasy. For those who've already seen the film...read it anyways. As always, the book is better.
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent book I really liked the movie and then I read this and I like it too. Very visceral and well-thought out.
Date published: 2014-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome book Better than the movie (although I enjoyed it as well). Recommended.
Date published: 2014-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read If you like science fiction you will like this book. It leaves you hoping for a sequel.
Date published: 2014-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Groundhog Day meets Catcher In The Rye meets Platoon meets Starcraft. This book screams out one word all throughout: MOVIE. I picked this up when I found out that Tom Cruise was making it (can't say the same for Jack Reacher). You either hate or love Tom as an actor or a person, but one thing is is undeniable: he is an excellent filmmaker. He produces quality films and works with renowned directors. So it was more than enough to spark my curiosity. What a perfectly-crafted novel. Sakurazaka skitters through the tech jargon and pushes the action forward and forward. I had my apprehensions about the time-travel-loop theme but each doubt was addressed. It was obvious that the author gave some serious thought to questions readers would ask. And he succeeds in confronting all of them. In the 3rd of 4 chapters, he veers away from the first-person perspective and switches to 3rd person. Though I found it a bit off, it was understandable why it had to be done to keep the story and build-up intact. For non-fans of sci-fi, not to worry. The novel doesn't focus too much on it. All the anime elements you need to know are their mech suits and Mimics (their bionic foes). It's more of an action book with a little humor and a large dose of rooting-for-the-protagonist moments. And...you gotta love the twists! Yes that's twist with an "s". I am sure this isn't the type of book a book club would discuss, but it would definitely be a book that everyone would want to see on the big screen. Unless you let George Lucas produce and direct it, there's absolutely no way you can screw up the movie. $19.00 for a 200-page novel is only my complaint. Do Japanese publishers charge more?! I'd be royally pissed if the price goes down when the movie comes out in 2014. Dear FullyBooked, please explain the price hike. All that being said...I still don't know why the title is grammatically wrong. Sidenotes: I was surprised and delighted to find out that Bill Paxton was going to be part of the movie version. I specifically had him in mind while reading the book! Emily Blunt (who SHOULD have been Black Widow in the Marvel Universe. Awww!) is going to play action-hero and, after almost not recognizing her in Looper, I believe she's going to be an amazing Full Metal Bitch (one of the main characters in the book).
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All you need is to read this book Thrilling. Read this whole thing in 3 hours.
Date published: 2013-12-27