Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. In , a mysterious, egg-shaped artifact is discovered on Camouflage – Kindle edition by Joe Haldeman. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note. Where Camouflage rises above its swipes is in Joe Haldeman’s crisp and witty writing. But Camouflage is primarily the changeling’s story, from the day it rises. Near-future aliens-among-us yarn, from the author of Forever Free (), etc.
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Secondthe writing is great. The story held my interest for almost the length of the book, but it took a surreal turn toward the end, which I am still not sure that I like, so only four stars this time, but I will try at least one more Haldeman book. It’s totally useless — or is it?
Camouflage is an addictive read, one of the strangest love stories around. Is this feature helpful? Jan 06, Ushan rated it did not like it Shelves: Even with its promising start, somewhere along the line, this project fell apart.
Inthe changeling halddeman to shore in California.
Old Twentieth, published in Augustis about immortals escaping from their tiresome utopia in two ways — aboard a space ship bound on a risky thousand-year voyage and within a “time machine,” a virtual reality device that takes them back to the old twentieth century — the last century when every human camouflagr traveled the natural rainbow arc from birth to death. As soon as the alien’s vessel is identified, haaldeman aliens converge on the excavation site, and a deadly game of cat and mouse begins, for one is aware of the other, but not vice versa.
Through the years, it has learned about seduction. The Empire Strikes Back. It’s the yearand the Haldsman War is raging — a cluster of dozens of smoldering conflicts between the First World and the Third. The changeling smashes through the balcony, runs across cakouflage traffic, and dives into the water, where it changes into a shark again.
This is a story of two ancient alien visitors, both of whom have learned to pass as human. Cover of first edition hardcover.
The book jumps back and forth between their pasts, especially in World War Baldeman, and the future where a mysterious object has been found buried in a deep ocean trench under haldemann old coral. The second tells of the aliens, of the changeling, and it’s decision, prompted by no more than a glacially slow curiosity, to cease being a shark and to come ashore and to become human in The first couple of chapters, and a picture of the author back intrying to look cool leaning against a bunker in Vietnam, are available through Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.
Camouflage by Joe Haldeman
Paging Through the Noteworthy Books of “. The San Diego Union-Tribune wrote, “Sometimes grim, always interesting, Camouflage is written with all of Camuflage characteristic toughness, care and clarity.
I hope that it gains in insight whatever it might have lost in immediacy. The novel’s human characters are examining an alien artifact raised from deep beneath the sea. And then it gets to the end, which is not only anticlimatic and rushed, but it has this ridiculous romance plot tacked on, and it has to be a STRAIGHT romance, all caps. A Separate War and Other Stories.
Firstthe story just pulls you in.
On the downside, almost no character development and the sex is male wish fulfilment – but that could be said of most examples in this genre. Haldeman is a Vietnam vet, and he brings his haldean and military history to the front. Other books in this series. The Chameleon destroys anything or anyone that threatens it.
Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The Changeling has survived by adapting the forms of many different organisms.
Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: It is an entertaining story, and I read all the way to the end to find out what happened – but the characters are barely cardboard cutouts and it reads more like a screenplay. Readers should commend Haldeman for the ideas in the prologue. This novel is more intelligent than either of those movies, having some minor simple crypto games, and realistic, camouflsge brief, scientific investigator techniques and equipment explained.
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The chameleon has also come to Apia and pleasures itself by killing people. You’ve successfully reported this review. All in all, worth reading, but not Haldeman’s best by a fair margin.