Story was predictable with far too many plot holes. Shatner's performances are always a bit campy but he reaches new heights in this reading. I'm a long time Star Trek fan who grew up on TOS and even I had a hard time listening to this.
The idea of visiting the Borg homeworld was novel but coul dhave been done much better
Maybe. After reading some scholarly article on the subject I may go back to compare with details from the book
The main character - John Matheson. Strong character. The story gives you the opportunity to observe the thought processes as he makes a series of very difficult decisiions
I almost didn't buy this book when I saw that Newt Gingrich was doing the forward thinking it was going to be a real right wing propaganda piece. To a certain extent it was. The story presents a frightening scenario of a U.S. left paralyzed by an unknown enemy who launches a devastating EMP attack. What the author doesn't tell you is that this is a worst case scenario and unlikely to play out as badly as portrayed in the book if it were to happen in real life. Just the same, such an event could create huge casualties and extensive economic disruption. I couldn't help imagining what precautions I might take in advance to prepare for such an event only to realize all too quickly that there really isn't much you could do that would make much of a difference for more than a few weeks.
Its a truly thought provoking book if you keep in mind that its very much a worst case scenario rather than a most likely scenario.
Where's the climax?
Nothing stands out
I don't usually trash a book. I know how hard the creative process is but with all the writers trying to get their books published out there its hard to believe this one slipped through. I bought this book after reading the synopsis thinking that it sounded interesting. The main characters were moderately appealing but ironically this story of two characters who cross a million worlds was like a road trip that never really went anywhere. I kept waiting for something to happen and then it just ended.. at least i think it ended. When i finally reached the end I thought there must be some chapters missing because it just fell flat. Definitely not worth the credit and time i invested.
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