Just finished an early TNG novel, 'The Peacekeepers' by Gene Deweese. Absolutely terrible book. 1/5
Shows how opinions can differ, I guess. I just finished The Peacekeepers
as well and loved it, 4/5.
It's an especially impressive achievement in context, because it was written when TNG hadn't even aired yet, yet shows a surprisingly good feel for the characters, e.g. by pairing up Geordi and Data.