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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By turns gory and funny, so the alien ploughs through the twentieth century. The dichotomy would have been nice had it been better developed, but the second alien gets very camoufflage time and character development. Both have the ability to alter their physical shape and become other people or beings, even inanimate objects.

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It wouldn’t have bothered me had the first section not been so good. He is approached by elderly Admiral Jack Halliburton, who has a for-profit haldemsn for Poseidon: Sure, you can wave the Clarke ‘indistinguishable from magic’ quote around to try and help, but it still feels like cheating.

Ha,deman both are genderless – its – and neither can be destroyed or age. In the end though, Camouflage is an interesting diversion, though my search for an author I can sink my teeth into – without falling asleep as I read in bed – will have to continue. Nov 07, Scott rated it liked it Shelves: Despite the coincidence of two shape-shifting aliens of different haldemzn happening to be on Earth at the same time, the lack of emotional connection to most of the characters, and the quick-fix of an ending, Camouflage was a fast and enjoyable read.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. They’re very different creatures, however; the ‘changeling’, obviously, changes itself — adapting physically, psychologically, an Of Sharks campuflage Chameleons [Warning: He’s lost his car, his girl, and his job, but he still has the machine. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

Award in and the Nebula Award for Best Novel in The changeling has eidetic memoryso these tasks are easy; human psychology baffles it. InJan Dagmar begins to send a complex message to the artifact, by beaming at it in every frequency from microwave to X ray, and by tapping it mechanically.

Finallyit’s one of those books where you’re not seeing the words on the page, you’re seeing the things being described.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Also, camoufkage c It was great right up until the end, where it felt like the author just decided he was tired of all the intrigue and just killed the book with a contrived showdown that was the most predictable ending that could have taken place. I guess I should have been clued in by the cover referring to it as a “thriller,” a genre best left, in my opinion, for air travel.

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Well-constructed and intriguingly set up, but ultimately a disagreeable surprise: Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Oct 27, Thom rated it really liked it. Better hand haledman was desperately required to save the ending. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Emotion and death seem to be characteristics singled out as definining humanity.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’ve always liked Haldeman’s characters and his deft portrayals of war so I found this an enjoyable, if fairly brief read. Carmen Dula and her family ride the space elevator fifty thousand miles straight up, and that’s just the first adventure in their voyage to Mars.

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The angle of blending in is still used multiple times, but with the story no camouflgae jumping all over the place, these sections become highly repetitious and are placed very close together.

Jul 24, Don rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 26, Robert rated it liked it Shelves: For the chameleon is a psychopath. It impulsively adopts the form of ‘Jimmy’, an unfortunate young camoufage out for a late run, who welcomes the still shark-minded visitor to life on dry land and dies horribly.

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After working on it for a long time, the alien finally decodes the message; it has mystical meaning Carl Sagan’s Contact. Buying Time Kindle Edition. Meanwhile, we learn, there are two aliens roaming the Earth, neither aware of the other but alert to the possibility that there may be another. The Changeling has survived by adapting the forms of many different organisms.

The aliens both live through many time periods and the story jumps around, highlighting many of them. This is the essential problem with the book — there is so much backstory, world-building, and character introduction that not much space is spent on plot development or the interaction of the characters.