Sunday, March 31, 2013
Posted by Camille at 9:21 AM Labels: Book Review, Star Trek Novels
Contamination (Star Trek: The Next Generation, #16) by John Vornholt
There is a MURDER on The Enterprise... dun dun dunnnn. So Worf and Troi must investigate. I have to say it was a pretty good novel, and it actually used Troi in a meaningful way. I didn't figure out who actually did it until 20 pages from the end (but you might be quicker than me).
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Posted by Camille at 9:18 AM Labels: Book Review, Star Trek Novels
Fortune's Light (Star Trek: The Next Generation #15) by Michael Jan Friedman
Riker goes on a secret mission to save an old friend's reputation and Data learns about baseball. Meh.
Friday, March 29, 2013
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Monday, March 11, 2013
Posted by Camille at 7:49 AM Labels: Book Review
Explosion in Paris by Linda Masemore Pirrung
Rating: 1/5 stars
** spoiler alert **
The best way to describe this book is to say, "Mary Sue up the wazoo!"
Angie is the perfect tormented housewife to her overbearing sadist husband. She meets Ross, the Perfect (yes, with a capital P) man and starts a friendship (eventually romance) with him. This perfect man (they have everything, I mean, literally everything in common) gives her the strength and inspiration to leave her husband but...
Okay, this is sort of a spoiler (sorry), but let me just say, if your husband who has a history of abuse, beats you and rapes you then the next day says he rented a boat for you to take a romantic ride in the Mediterranean DON'T GO! It's a good probability he will try to kill you... just sayin'.
Anyway, at certain points while I reading I felt like this was a Christian romance or something because of weird mentions to God, and then I was annoyed because whenever the characters spoke to each other they gave speeches and well it was wholly unrealistic.
I don't know how I stumbled across this book, but well, I finished it and that's saying something.
PS. - If you aren't familiar with the term "Mary Sue"
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“Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, and you’ve got just one last thing to say, like you’re a bird flying over us and you can see everything, and please, for God’s sake, tell us something that will save us from ourselves. Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret, so we can wipe our brow and know that we’re not alone. Write like you have a message from the king. Or don’t. Who knows, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to.”
- Alan Wilson Watts
- Alan Wilson Watts