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Old January 5 2013, 09:42 AM   #102
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Re: TNG: The Body Electric by David Mack Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Hm.... finished it two days ago, letting it all simmer for a while....

Not my favorite book from the trilogy I'm afraid. Certainly not bad, a well written novel with good pacing. But the entire galaxy/universe threat was so massive, it became a bit to much for me to believe, I couldn't be fully terrified about it.
Although I fully realize Data's not completely the same Data we've always known, he felt out of character here at times. Again, I know he's not the same Data anymore, but still.... On the other hand, it was very interesting to see how far even Data is willing to go for his loved ones.

I wasn't really touched by


As a whole, I really love the trilogy, with the last novel being the weakest in my opinion. I suppose part of that has to do with my own expectations. After Destiny, I somehow suspected that a new trilogy by Mack would be a complete gamechanger like Destiny was. And certainly, the return of Data will have quite an impact, both in-universe and for fans.
Still, the entire trilogy showed again that David Mack knows how to tell a story. And that's what matters.
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