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Old October 10 2012, 02:53 AM   #129
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Re: TP: Brinkmanship by Una McCormack Review Thread (Spoilers!)

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Continue to dislike Ezri Dax. She's an off-putting know-it-all.
Shucks! What would satisfy you, sir?
Since I rated the book 'Above Average' and complimented some things that you clipped out, I'd say quite a bit satisfied me.

But the Super Mary Sue has gotten tiresome.
I was referring to your thoughts on Ezri. She did not come accross that way to me in Una's book at all--throughout, she was internally conflicted, wondering whether the course of action she was about to take would be the right one.

With that in mind...I was wondering what Ezri would have to do for you not to consider her a "Super Mary Sue" or an "off-putting know-it-all".
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