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Old October 14 2012, 04:00 PM   #483
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Re: TP: Plagues of Night by DRGIII Review Thread (Spoilers!)

BillJ wrote: View Post
Just finished the book...

Thought it had a lot of interesting threads going but it was tedious to the extreme. Over-detailing just brought this book to a crawl in multiple places.

I really wish they'd begin to reign these books back in. Brinkmanship was 950 pages on the font size setting I use, Plagues... was 1,686. Giant novels every month begin to get tedious. Sometimes I want a book that I can breeze through in a few hours that gets to the point of the story in an economical manner.
Brinkmanship is only 352 pages as a codex; Plagues of Night is only 400, as is Raise the Dawn. These are not long books -- they're certainly not "giant novels," except insofar as they're not as threadbare as the less sophisticated works written in the 80s.

If you want book you can just breeze through, perhaps you should look to something outside of Star Trek, whose line is obviously aiming to be more sophisticated.
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