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View Poll Results: Rate The Persistence of Memory.
Outstanding 71 56.35%
Above Average 41 32.54%
Average 12 9.52%
Below Average 1 0.79%
Poor 1 0.79%
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Old April 26 2014, 01:26 PM   #481
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I thought it was a pretty good book,finally got hold of book 2-silent weapons.
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Old April 27 2014, 04:57 AM   #482
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I'm on page 114 myself. Is this the first time a Trek novel has ever used 1st person present tense?
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Old April 27 2014, 11:00 AM   #483
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I'm on page 114 myself. Is this the first time a Trek novel has ever used 1st person present tense?

The Captain's Table series was written from the 1st person view.
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Old April 27 2014, 01:19 PM   #484
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I'm on page 114 myself. Is this the first time a Trek novel has ever used 1st person present tense?

The Captain's Table series was written from the 1st person view.
First person, but past tense. Ditto for Dreadnought! and Battlestations! Stories written in the first person aren't that uncommon, but present-tense writing in fiction is a lot more unusual.
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Old April 29 2014, 06:33 AM   #485
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Yeah, I'd never actually come across it in a novel until I read first two The Hunger Games books, and now Divergent.
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Old April 29 2014, 06:10 PM   #486
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Richard Kadrey uses first-person present-tense to great effect in his Sandman Slim novels.
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Old May 1 2014, 12:07 AM   #487
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As did Christopher Brookmyre in Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks.
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Old May 22 2014, 01:53 AM   #488
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I finished up Persistence of Memory just a few minutes ago.
My Review from Goodreads:
Another great Star Trek novel from David Mack. I'm going to go ahead and start with the elephant in the room, Data's return. What makes a ressurection work is the execution, and here that execution worked great. I love the fact that we didn't simply get the same old Data back, instead we've got him in a new upgraded body with new capabilities, and all of his father's memories. I can't wait to see where they take Data 2.0 in later stories.
The present day scenes of the investigation into the missing androids and the conflict with the Breen were great. David Mack has always written great action scenes, and the ones here did not disappoint.
The real standout though was the Noonien section. I loved the fact that it was written in first person. You don't come across that style very often in Trek books, but it really worked here. Since his storyline was very personal it was nice to be able to really get in his head, even more than we would have if the story had been told in first person.
The only thing that disappointed me was Choudhury's death. I kind of like the fact that was sudden and even though I knew she died it still managed to shock me since I didn't know the details. I love it when a book can surprise me like that. At the same, I really liked the character and would have liked it if she could have gotten a heroic, dramatic death.
I gave it 5 out of 5 stars there, and voted outstanding here.
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Old May 22 2014, 02:34 AM   #489
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Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.
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Old May 22 2014, 06:54 PM   #490
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I thought that the Soong section was the best part of the three books
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