Generally, in a trilogy, book 2 is the weakest of the 3. This is unequivocally not the case with Mere Mortals. So much that could have been handled with a lesser writer (Worf vs the Hirogen springs to mind) shines here. 'scuze me while I read book 3.
Although Mere Mortals
was still a fraking good read, unlike Gods of Night
and Lost Souls
which I read in a day, I took over a week to read it and the Hernandez/Caeliar
sections of the book, although having ultimatily, the most segnificant outcome to the storyline, it for me, just dragged. I even remember through one chapter hoping it was almost over but it had another twenty pages to go! So yes, for me Mere Mortals
does suffer a small amount from being the middle child of the trilogy. But saying that, the plus points of the book far out weighed the negative points.
One moment that made me chuckle and remind me of Jayne
(going to his bunk in War Stories
) and Crichton
to shoot his hand off and ruin his sex life in Kiss the Princess: I do, I think
) was the Columbia
crew discussing sex or lack there of and the suggestion of carrying out some DIY. Am I just making links where there are none as this would be a natural evolution of the women being away from any intimate contact or was it a not so direct refference?