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The Middle of Nowhere – Mediocre

The Middle of NowhereThe Middle of Nowhere (Star Wolf, #2) by David Gerrold
My rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The second installment in the acclaimed Star Wolf trilogy, this tale pits the captain of the limping Star Wolf space vessel against an “imp,” a parasitic biocomputer that is creating havoc and pirating vital information from its position inside the ship. As the imp gathers information to aid the impending attack of the enemy Morthan fleet, Captain Korie struggles with both the internal problems caused by the imp, and the threat of an oncoming Morthan attack.

To me this book was not as good as the first one. There are bits and pieces of the book which are quite good which is why I gave it a 2 star (it’s ok) Goodreads rating. But the good bits are padded with so much nonsense that it it really drags the book down.

The thing that irked me the most is this totally idiotic idea that the captains of military starships seems to have to go around and barter for spare parts themselves. I do not understand how a writer can come up with such an idiotic idea. A pirate or some freelancer fleet yes but a military unit? No way!

The bit about the Star Wolf not getting credit for taking down the enemy ship in the previous book and instead continues to be punished by dumbass admirals is also not very fun read.

I wont even go into the lengthy and silly dialogs the Morthan crew member had with one of the humans about sex. Liberally sprinkling the book with uninteresting dialogues between various crew members was present in the previous book as well and making them about sex in this one was not an improvement.

It’s a shame because the good parts are quite okay. This is the 2nd book in a trilogy (I don’t count the prequel) so now when I have already read two thirds of it I will read the last one as well. I almost never quit once I’ve started on a series unless it’s really crappy. I just hope that the next one doesn’t continue to slide downwards.

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2 comments on “The Middle of Nowhere – Mediocre

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