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review 2018-05-24 14:59
Back to basics
Windows on a Lost World - V.E. Mitchell

There is something appealingly basic about Victoria Mitchell's second contribution to the Pocket Books series of Star Trek novels. In it the Enterprise takes a team of archaeologists to a deserted planet. There they uncover evidence of an even older civilization than the one they were sent to investigate, one that left behind mysterious "windows" that are still active and were subsequently buried by their successors. An accident sends Kirk, Chekov, and one of the archaeologists into the window, where they vanish . . . and the Enterprise suddenly detects alien life on a previously uninhabited world.

 

What struck me about Mitchell's novel as I was reading it was how well her book captures the essential framework of an episode of an original series: the Enterprise explores something, encounters a problem that jeopardizes some of the crew, and then the rest of the crew works together to unravel the mystery and save the crew members in jeopardy. For this comfortingly familiar structure Mitchell provides a story that would have been impossible with the budget and effects of the series, with a refreshingly original alien species unlike any that had been envisioned beforehand. And even if the the the character traits and skill sets of her new characters are a bit too convenient for the story, overall the combination makes for one of the better Original Series novels, one that synthesizes well the best elements of the show and the possibilities of the written page.

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review 2018-05-20 22:53
CITY OF THE LOST by KELLEY ARMSTRONG
The City of the Lost - Kelley Armstrong
Audiobook

For some reason I was expecting paranormal but this is pretty much a murder mystery/thriller book. I really liked Casey. The person who committed the murders was a surprise to me so there goes me thinking these books are getting too easy to figure out. I'm jumping right into the next book in the series. I would recommend this book/audiobook.

 

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text 2018-05-16 16:44
Reading progress update: I've read 196 out of 288 pages.
Windows on a Lost World - V.E. Mitchell

Now this is what I look for in a Star Trek novel! The premise is pretty standard — while exploring a new planet, the Enterprise crew encounter an alien artifact that jeopardizes the lives of several of the crew members — but the particulars are unique and the plot moves forward in a way that has kept me engaged. It's the sort of reading experience I had envisioned when I began the project, and the fact that this is the latest of the novels that I picked up has me thinking that I can broaden my parameters of what to read for it.

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review 2018-05-12 14:41
Lost Soul: A.J.'s Burden
Lost Soul: A.J.'s Burden - Nicky James

Another amazing book by Nicky James.  While heavy in drug use this was just so beautiful and eye opening into the world of addition and recovery.  I was pleased actually that the we didn't have to relive the sex trafficing aspects of AJ's life that we knew existed from Book 3. 

 

But this was equally as difficult. Trystain was just a beautiful soul and their journey through recovery together, while difficult, was equally uplifting.

 

The book trailer images are simply perfect.

 

Book Trailer

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text 2018-05-11 17:20
Reading progress update: I've read 35%.
Lost Soul: A.J.'s Burden - Nicky James

Don’t hate the addict, hate the disease. Don’t hate the person, hate the behavior. If it’s hard to watch it, imagine how hard it must be to live it. -Author Unknown-

 

Killing me. :(

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