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The Galactic Gourmet by James White
The Galactic Gourmet by James White
3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A book filled with interesting ideas, but as in the only other "Sector General" book I've read, the dialogue is clunky (almost all of it being, contextually, machine-translated might excuse this, but no mention is made of the general defects of the translators) and ultra-expository, and the characters foam-core if not cardboard. The "messages" of the book might as well be bold-faced or all-caps, much as I agree with them; I can easily see another reader (who might happily wend his way through Pournellography that would make me cringe) want to through this book against the wall at regular intervals....
That being said, it reminds me of the (usually worn,… Read more