BSG: Sagittarius is Bleeding Anyone else read it?
Posted 28 March 2008 - 10:47 AM
I recently picked up the BSG novel "Sagittarius is Bleeding" from the library. I want to start my review of it by saying that I enjoyed it. That being said, this is probably the worst book I have ever read.
The story (based on a teleplay by Glen A. Larson) is actually pretty good. It does have some odd parts, and there are elements I don't like, but overall it is a good plot with some nice BSG complexity.
It's the actual writing that stinks here. The author violates virtually every rule of good writing on nearly every page. He's not including the five senses, he's telling not showing (which is especially pointless when we're all familiar with the characters, having seen them on TV), the dialog is awful, I could go on.
Also, it has Boxey in it. *Shudders.*
If you're a really hardcore fan like me, I bet you'll like it, but I can't imagine anyone else sitting through descriptions of how Adama can "smell deception with one nostril tied behind his back."
So, has anyone else read it? If so, what did you think?
Posted 28 March 2008 - 07:27 PM
Posted 03 April 2008 - 09:42 AM
I gave up reading Ã¢â‚¬Å“The CylonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s SecretÃ¢â‚¬Â It was a good story, but the writing wasÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.eh.