Hanan Rebellion: Hunter of Worlds (Daw Science Fiction)

by C.J. Cherryh | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0886772176 Global Overview for this book
Registered by daveytay of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 6/9/2006
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by daveytay from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, June 9, 2006
The author tantalized me a few times in the book, teasing me that it would get better. It didn't. The books biggest failing is making up fake emotions with "alien" names. This is probably the worst sci fi I have ever read.

From the glossary at the back of the crap book...
takkhe - having takkhenois in agreement.
takkhenes - group-consciousness of the nasul, by which decisions are made and justice determined.

Journal Entry 2 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Daveytay arrived at the meetup tonight, threw this book on the table, and declared it to be the worst he'd ever read. Of course, I had to rise to the challenge...

I will report back on its terribleness or lack thereof.

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Journal Entry 3 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, July 21, 2006
I will never doubt you again, daveytay, when you say a book is the worst you've ever read - it was awful! Not the absolute worst I've read, but still incredibly bad. I could kind of see what the author was trying to do (explore the consequences of different value systems intersecting), but the story was tedious (when I could even figure out what was going on, because it was so needlessly complicated that a lot of the time I couldn't keep track), and the unnecessary amount of alien terminology was another huge distraction.

An example of the depths of unreadableness it reached:
Ashakh looked at Aiela for an answer, putting the burden of judging Kleph on his shoulders, treating him as nas; and he would be treated as nas if her erred, Aiela realized with a sinking feeling; but refusing would lower him forever in this iduve's sight. Suddenly he comprehended arastiethe, the compulsion to take, and not to yeild: giyre in truth did not apply with Ashakh: one did not abdicate responsibility to the next highest - one assumed, and assumed to the limit of one's ability, and paid for errors dearly. Arastiethe was i one's self, and had great cost.

No, I've got no idea what was going on there either, and I've read the entire book.

I've got another of this author's books somewhere in my TBR pile, and I'm wondering whether it's worth the effort to try it...

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Journal Entry 4 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, August 8, 2006
Taken to tonight's meetup, and I think picked up by Lytteltonwitch. I'm not sure whether she's going to take up the challenge of reading it, or just release it in the wild to be caught by some poor unsuspecting person...

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Journal Entry 5 by Lytteltonwitch at Trattorie Cafe (OBCZ) in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, August 20, 2006

Released 17 yrs ago (8/20/2006 UTC) at Trattorie Cafe (OBCZ) in Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand



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