Thursday, January 13, 2011

Unspoken Truth

"Unspoken Truth" is the latest Star Trek book I've read. It was one of the ones I got with my big book order from Amazon.com and it was one of the few that I had never read before. I'll be honest, over half the books I'd ordered I had previously read and then stupidly got rid of them for reasons I won't go into here.

Anyway, I'm sad to say this, but I didn't really like the book that much. It picks up immediately after Star Trek 3 and deals with Saavik. The regular Trek characters, not counting Spock's parents, have cames...and some aren't seen at all. That's just a statement of the truth, I'm not saying it was a bad thing, but it wasn't exactly a good thing.

For me, the plot was too slow moving and too bulky. There were a lot of not quite flashbacks that made it hard to follow. Not to mention that the author tended to write really long sentences. I'm talking...looooong. An entire paragraph that took up half the page was only 2 sentences long. Sometimes I got lost mid-sentence and had to start again.

And she completely neglected T'Pren! She was a minor character in the book this was supposed to have springboarded off of, "The Pandora Principle". A book that was much loved the first time I had it, and still is. But T'Pren was a major character in that she was important to Saavik. And she was not even mentioned in "Unspoken Truth"!

I would not reccomend this bookm but that's just my personal opinion. "The Pandora Princple" though gets 2 thumbs up!

2 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

It doesn't seem a good one unless you like Vulcans in particular!

Ciera said...

oh, I love a good Vulcan story. Vulcan's Heart is one of my most favorite Star Trek books of all time! This just wasn't that good.