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View Poll Results: Rate That Which Divides.
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Old March 2 2012, 12:03 PM   #31
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I thought it was pretty pedestrian. I didn't really get a feel of much tension even in the parts that felt like they should have been. There wasn't anything else in particular to dislike, but equally it's not something I'd read a second time.
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Old March 2 2012, 09:12 PM   #32
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I just got started. just all right so far.
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Old March 2 2012, 11:03 PM   #33
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I love the books that are set in the original 5 year mission.
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Old March 13 2012, 02:11 AM   #34
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Liked it, thought it was good.
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Old March 13 2012, 05:09 AM   #35
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Finished it the other day, and have posted my review of it. Not bad, but nothing really "grabbed" me as being stellar or excellent. Solid, a good read, but not exceptional.
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Old March 13 2012, 05:16 AM   #36
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Just starting chapter 14, like it so far.
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Old March 13 2012, 07:52 PM   #37
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Still at it , on chapter 23.
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Old March 16 2012, 07:46 PM   #38
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I looked up Lt.Boma in Memory Alpha to help put a face to the name, and I noticed he has apperaed in two previous non-canon books(Dreadnought and Battlestations). Does his posting to the Huang Zhong jive with those two previous books? They have him listed as a civilian scientist not a Stafleet Lieutenant.
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Old March 16 2012, 08:08 PM   #39
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I looked up Lt.Boma in Memory Alpha to help put a face to the name, and I noticed he has apperaed in two previous non-canon books(Dreadnought and Battlestations). Does his posting to the Huang Zhong jive with those two previous books? They have him listed as a civilian scientist not a Stafleet Lieutenant.
He was a lieutenant in the episode "The Galileo Seven"; Carey's books postulate that he left Starfleet afterwards.

I haven't read That Which Divides, so I can't speak to how well it gels with Carey's accounts. My guess is "not very well", though.
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Old March 16 2012, 08:27 PM   #40
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Patrick O'Brien wrote: View Post
I looked up Lt.Boma in Memory Alpha to help put a face to the name, and I noticed he has apperaed in two previous non-canon books(Dreadnought and Battlestations). Does his posting to the Huang Zhong jive with those two previous books? They have him listed as a civilian scientist not a Stafleet Lieutenant.
I don't think they jibe at all. (Jive = nonsense or deceptive talk; jibe = agree or be in accord; gibe = mock or deride.) Dreadnought and Battlestations fit into the old '80s version of Trek novel continuity, which is very different from what the later shows and books have established.
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Old March 17 2012, 01:19 PM   #41
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Thanks for the info guys. Sorry about the jibe mistake I'm enjoying the book so far and should be done with it in a few days. I may post a few more questions between now and then.
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Old March 18 2012, 02:31 PM   #42
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The peril of using broken English in a forum populated by writers . A constant fear of mine. Luckily I have the ESL excuse + "show me your German" .
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Old March 18 2012, 04:35 PM   #43
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^ I did learn German "Deutsch" in High School (Gymnasium) many moons ago. I still remember a bit of it. Ex: Wie heisst du?(sorry no Scharfes S on my computer), Wie alt bist du?, Wo wohnst du? etc.. I can still count in German and say a few more phrases.
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Old March 18 2012, 04:45 PM   #44
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Not bad!
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Old March 18 2012, 09:07 PM   #45
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I finish earlier today. Another reading will help me to rate it.
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