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The Nelson Touch (Ark Royal, #2)

  • Au­thor: Christo­pher G. Nut­tall
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    While "Ark Roy­al" was a some­what pre­­dictable, old fash­ioned navies-in-s­­pace book with some bad vibes from the au­thor leak­ing out, this book is sort of dis­­­gust­ing.

    Let me give you the short ver­­sion:

    Ev­ery wom­­an is a shrew. Ex­­cept those who are sexy and/or sub­­mis­­sive. Jour­­nal­ists are the low­est of the low. Mil­i­­tary men are awe­­some. Ex­po­si­­tion is a must. Aliens are a mis­­tery. Di­a­log is clunky. Aliens will mag­i­­cal­­ly de­vel­op or not de­vel­op what­ev­er abil­i­­ty or tac­tic the au­thor needs at any giv­en point in the sto­ry. Char­ac­ter de­vel­op­­ment con­­sists on as­sign­ing a char­ac­ter­is­tic to a name. This one is a for­mer drunk. This one fuck­­s. This one is a pi­lot. That one is a wom­­an. This one nags. That oth­­er one is an­oth­er wom­­an, and what do you mean you can't tell her apart from the pre­vi­ous one? She has a name!

    De­­press­ing­­ly bad, and ug­­ly.

    Will not read the rest of the se­ries, which the au­thor is threat­en­ing to split in­­­to an­oth­er book hap­pen­ing at the same time as this one.