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Old April 26 2013, 07:36 PM   #46
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Re: Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath

"Pawn And Symbols" I remember trying to read it when I was starting Grade 5, since I thought the cover was interesting. But at that time I couldn't get my mind around what was going on in the first couple of chapters. I may try the book again soon to see if it goes better.
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Old April 26 2013, 09:32 PM   #47
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Re: Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath

Thank God other people are saying that they found these books incomprehensible.I thought that it was just me.

Really weird vibe in the books,it never really felt like anything I knew from the TV series,even the Enterprise "felt"wrong.
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Old April 29 2013, 01:37 AM   #48
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Re: Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath

After reading this thread, the perverse little imp in my head is chanting, "Read these books! Read these books!"
This is our small proof, not only that things can be done differently in this business, but that the greatest expression of rebellion is joy.
- Joss Whedon, in his Emmy acceptance speech for Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
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Old April 29 2013, 02:14 AM   #49
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Re: Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath

I've had that thought myself a few times. I've been hearing about how weird these books were for years, and I've thought about expieriencing it for myself a fee times.
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. - Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites
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Old April 29 2013, 02:31 AM   #50
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I recommend it. Once you read them you won't spend any more time wondering what they are like. I should also add that I enjoy them quite a bit in small doses.
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Old April 29 2013, 02:38 AM   #51
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I read the two Phoenix novels not too long after they came out; though it was after the second one, since I read them back-to-back.
I remember rather enjoying the Price, but the Fate dragged quite a bit. My most enduring(?) memory of them is that the authors kept using the same plot device for the drama, and it just got old and worn out - how do you take it serious when you have the same threat repeating itself over and over. That was what I was left with anyway.
ME, what did I do?
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Old April 29 2013, 02:59 AM   #52
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Will Ben Cumberbatch be able to beat the jungle out of Chris Pine?
He could beat the sap from the Pine.

I don't know why so many people had a hard time understanding what was going on in the PHOENIX books. It isn't THAT dense a read, I mean we're not talking Joseph Conrad, where it might take you 8 hours to read 90 pages. They may not be as lean and straightforward as SPOCK MUST DIE! (which I recall being able to read cover-to-cover while the afternoon movie (3:30pm to 5pm) ran, but PRICE and FATE's characters were quite recognizable to me as the guys from the TV show. That was true in PROMETHEUS as well (they got Shatner as Kirk in the dialog SO well that I was really hearing Shatner when Kirk argued with the god-like aliens), but TRIANGLE! I guess I know how most of you feel if TRIANGLE is what you got from the other books.
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