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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
V: The Second Generation by Kenneth Johnson
From a casual fan of the original V mini-series
So, I'm reading V: The Second Generation based on hazy twenty-five year old memories. I thought the book held up pretty well and it was a fun, last blast of summer read for me. Nothing fancy, nothing I'd brag about and say, "Yes! I read that!" but also a good bit of sci-fi action.
That being said, it's not like this book is not without it's problems. There are continuity issues, too much happens with too few people. The secret "weapon" of the resistance is created so quickly that it boggles the mind as to why they didn't try this earlier. Clunky sentences abound. Strange phrases like, "people of both genders and sexes" (aren't gender and sex the same thing?) are peppered throughout.
So, fun, but not perfect by any means. Much like my memories of the original series.
I rate this book 4 stars out of 5.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: V: The Second Generation.
Reviewed on July 31, 2008.