Opinions on the Following McCoy Centered Books

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Kinokima, Aug 15, 2013.

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Please Vote for Favorite Book of these 4

  1. The Better Man

    2 vote(s)
    8.7%
  2. Dreams of the Raven

    10 vote(s)
    43.5%
  3. Shadows of the Sun

    9 vote(s)
    39.1%
  4. A Choice of Catastrophes

    2 vote(s)
    8.7%
  1. Kinokima

    Kinokima Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Hey guys I am interested in the following McCoy novels but reviews I've read have been kind of mixed.

    I am wondering if everyone can vote for their favorite and then share any opinions they have good or bad on the books listed that you have read, thanks! :)
     
  2. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    That's a tough call. They're all good books.
     
  3. Scout101

    Scout101 Admiral Admiral

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    Of those listed, Shadows of the Sun is probably the best. I've also got a soft spot for Dreams of the Raven, which was the first Trek book I ever read. That one's a little darker in tone, though...
     
  4. Christopher

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    ^Wow, I would've called Shadows the darkest of the four. Certainly there's some gruesome stuff in Dreams, but Shadows has the darkest ending, I think.
     
  5. Reanok

    Reanok Commodore Commodore

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    Wow! It's really hard to pick a favorite I also Like Doctor's Orders by Diane Duane and the Crucible Novel about McCoy is also really good.I really like A choice of Catastrophies & Dreams of the ravens. Also there's another McCoy novel about McCoy and his daughter Joanna Crisis on Centaurus.by Brad Ferguson
     
  6. Garrovick

    Garrovick Commander Red Shirt

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    I liked all 4 of the choices, but I had to go with Dreams of the Raven as my favorite in the poll. If I had to pick my all-time favorite McCoy novel, though, I'd have to go with Provenance of Shadows.
     
  7. Kinokima

    Kinokima Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The reason they are not included is because I have read them both already. :)
     
  8. jpv2000

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    Dreams of the Raven from your list.
     
  9. Mike_King

    Mike_King Ensign Newbie

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    I wholeheartedly agree - Provenance of Shadows would be my choice.
     
  10. DorkBoy [TM]

    DorkBoy [TM] Captain Captain

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    Really? Where did you see mixed reviews of these? I loved all of these books, but Shadows is maybe my favorite? (Dreams is a close second, though, I remember really liking it.)

    If you like McCoy, I'd recommend all 4. :)
     
  11. Commishsleer

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    I picked Ravens. I really enjoyed that book. I've read it a couple of times.
    But I haven't read the others though. :lol:

    I'm put off "Doctor's Orders" by one review that said that Spock should have taken over at the first sign of trouble. I can't get over that.
    I hate the Crucible series. The McCoy novel was the best though IMO.
     
  12. Kinokima

    Kinokima Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Oh places like Amazon and Good Reads. Another problem is the books get a low number of reviews so its hard to gauge the overall feelings of the book.

    It looks like Shadows and Dreams are the clear favorites here though.
     
  13. DorkBoy [TM]

    DorkBoy [TM] Captain Captain

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    Yeah those are the best two of the four.

    I think A Choice of Catastrophies did have kind of mixed reviews on this board now that I think of it. (Mostly positive, but kind of mixed.) A Better Man was ok but nothing really memorable. I enjoyed both of them though.
     
  14. Reanok

    Reanok Commodore Commodore

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    I like Dreams of the Raven.
     
  15. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Ditto. And "Dreams of the Raven" was such a fun read!
     
  16. Commishsleer

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    I just realised I've read "Choice of Catastrophes" which I liked.
    I prefer Ravens I think but Catastrophes is well worth the read IMO
     
  17. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I like Dreams of the Raven, Shadows on the Sun, and The Better Man-- all great books. I can't believe no one voted for The Better Man; I can only assume no one here has read it. Go rectify that now!
     
  18. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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    One of your books in the poll doesn't actually exist and should not be voted for. Shadows of the Sun doesn't exist. It's not the title of a Star Trek book.

    Now if you had put in Shadows on the Sun I might have voted for that.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2013
  19. Kinokima

    Kinokima Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Please forgive my horrible grievance for getting the words of and on mixed up.
     
  20. JWolf

    JWolf Commodore Commodore

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    After thinking about it, I placed my vote.
     

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