star trek a stitch in time a good book?

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by tmosler, May 14, 2013.

  1. tmosler

    tmosler Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Apr 6, 2012
    Hi I just finished with the book q squared (which I enjoyed a lot) and I was wondering if the book a stitch in time is any good. I have heard quite a few people on here mention it but I was wondering if i was as good as books like the destiny series, q in law, q squared, and imzadi which i all enjoyed a lot.
  2. ryan123450

    ryan123450 Commodore Commodore

    Jan 20, 2005
    Woodward, OK
    It is regarded quite well by people around here. I think it is one of the better Trek books ever.
  3. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    And it isn't even ghost-written - Andrew Robinson wrote every line himself.
  4. OverlordSpock

    OverlordSpock Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 4, 2009
    The Depths of the Murky Platte River...
    It is one of my favorite TrekLit reads. I've read that book at least a dozen times.
  5. Tosk

    Tosk Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 7, 2001
    On the run.
    Stitch is an outstanding book...just don't expect something as "big" as Destiny or the Q books.
  6. JD

    JD Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    I thought it was absolutely amazing. One of the best books of any type I have ever read.
  7. Sci

    Sci Admiral Admiral

    Mar 2, 2002
    Montgomery County, State of Maryland
    It's an excellent novel, but understand that it is the autobiography of Elim Garak. So it's a very intimate, psychological novel.
  8. lvsxy808

    lvsxy808 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 29, 2001
    Generally considered one of the best.

  9. USS Firefly

    USS Firefly Captain Captain

    Jan 7, 2013
    I also think that it was a great book
  10. DorkBoy [TM]

    DorkBoy [TM] Captain Captain

    Sep 28, 2001
  11. Pondwater

    Pondwater Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 27, 2011
    The best Star Trek novel I ever read.
  12. Ryva Brall

    Ryva Brall Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 13, 2013
    Empok Nor
    I'm reading it right now, and I love it. I don't want it to end. Ever.

    Big ups to Andrew Robinson. Not only does he play an awesome Cardassian, he writes an awesome biography of one, too.
  13. ronny

    ronny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    It's one of my favorites.
  14. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Great Britain
    Yes, I enjoyed it as well.
  15. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    Yes, it's good. In fact, it's very good.
  16. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

    May 3, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Soooo.... you're all saying it's okay...

  17. DorkBoy [TM]

    DorkBoy [TM] Captain Captain

    Sep 28, 2001
    What makes this book so amazing is that the actor who played Garak, Andrew Robinson, developed a detailed backstory for his character over the years as he was playing him. So what you're seeing in the book is based on what Robinson came up with to inform his performance as Garak during the run of the show.

    IIRC, didn't he used to do a series of stage performances of Garak autobiographical monologues at conventions (prior to turning this into a book)? Seems like I had been hearing about this for years before the book, which made finally reading it an extra treat.

    As far as I know he's also the only Trek actor to write a solo novel, without a professional writer co-author. (I could be wrong about that.)

    Also its a really well-written novel.
  18. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 26, 2002
    I really thought Andrew Robinson's novel about Grarak is well written and I like the backstory about Garakthat fills in the stories he told Bashir during the tun of the tv series.I read this book last summer it's one of the best ds9 standalone I've ever read.
  19. Jimi_James

    Jimi_James Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 9, 2007
    Gettin' Lucky in Kentucky
    As everyone else has said, it's excellent. If you're a fan of Garak at all, then you owe it to yourself to check it out.
  20. King Bob

    King Bob Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 30, 2001
    I thought it was dull.