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Page de couverture de Lines of Departure

Tropey as heck

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2019-08-28

It's not bad as such. I just found it predictable and highly conforming to trope. Probably won't continue the series.

Page de couverture de Depth of Winter

Not the strongest story.

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-11-04

I more or less hated the whole EVIL MEXICAN DRUG DEALER story arc. I hope it is over now so that Walt and the rest of his ensemble can get back to dealing with the shinanagins of rural Wyoming.

Page de couverture de Shadow of Victory

Muddled Timeline & Excessive Emoting

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
Histoire
3 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-08-23

The "Shadow" series of Honorverse books are frustrating in that they retread old fround - sometimes word for word - in multiple novels. I can't help thinking that, since the loss of the inestimable Jim Baen, Weber's book have grown more convoluted and less exciting.

The narrator tends to over emote the dialog. Part of that is not his fault though as the "good guys" are way too noble and and the bad guys are way too nebulous in their motivations and characters.

All too many of the dialogs morph into characters making speaches at each other rather than talking with each other. It's even worse for inner monologues.

Weber is also way to fond of the trail off transition. Almost every other scene ends with a charcter saying something like, "What I think we need to do next is..." This trikes me as weak writing.

TL;DR Weber needs an editor that he will listen to.

Page de couverture de Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection

Not bad but really not my cup of tea.

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Histoire
2 out of 5 stars

Évalué le: 2018-08-12

The book has a gonzo feel to it that has more in common with the Sunday funnies comics than with super hero comics in general.

I found several of the characters particularly grating. The Big Axe talking about The Big Axe in the third person was bad but the southern folksie-isms were worse.