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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good read - what more can you say?
I thought this was a very good book, even better than Mosaic which was the authors first one. This book gives you all the backgrounds of most of the major characters, outlining what brought them to Voyager in the first place. You hear the colourful backgrounds of Chakotay (my favourite story), Tuvok, Neelix, Paris, Kim, Torres and even Kes manages to tell hers! The only...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, not exciting
This isn't as good a read as Mosaic but only because it tries to handle almost all the assembled cast in one book. This is a backstory book of all the characters apart from Janeway (see Mosaic) hidden within a thin story line which attempts to engage the reader through hurting a character. In the end this is an enjoyable enough read if you like the series but in no...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A very good read - what more can you say?, 22 Sep 2003
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This review is from: Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager) (Paperback)
I thought this was a very good book, even better than Mosaic which was the authors first one. This book gives you all the backgrounds of most of the major characters, outlining what brought them to Voyager in the first place. You hear the colourful backgrounds of Chakotay (my favourite story), Tuvok, Neelix, Paris, Kim, Torres and even Kes manages to tell hers! The only thing I regretted was not having a version from Seven or the Doctor though I understand why they weren't included. What could the Doctor say? "Please state the nature of the medical emergency?" Still, a very good book with a storyline pulling it all together. Definately worth a read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Why oh Why Can't They Do This on TV?, 13 May 2000
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This review is from: Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager) (Paperback)
This is probably the best 'Voyager' storyline on TV or in book form, because whilst the "Starfleet Man Without a Past" worked well in 'TOS', both 'TNG' and 'DS9' have decided that the characters really needed a history. History is something none of the crew of the 'Voyager' seem to have in the series. Sure, snippets of back story are hinted at here and there, but to labour a point... to know someone you must walk a mile in their moccasins and the series never gave us the opportunity.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Voyager - a book worthy of the title, 4 Dec 2002
This review is from: Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager) (Paperback)
This book is definetly entitled to be called Star Trek Voyager. A fantastically written exploration of all the Voyager crew, i even found myself actually enjoying reading about Harry Kim's life. Wonderfully portrayed events, one which will have you laughing and crying with the characters are. Meaty chunks for you to chew on. This book enshrines why Jeri Taylor is such a great writer.
PS. This is in the same league as Mosaic also by Jeri Taylor. Both would look good on the bookshelf, to come back to, time and time again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Taylor is qualified to tell this story, and does so well., 27 Oct 1998
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Jeri Taylor did a fantastic job with Mosaic, the life story of Kathryn Janeway, and she does just as good a job, perhaps better, in this novel. She goes into the back stories of each of the characters, except for Seven of Nine, who was assimilated when she was seven, and the Doctor, who has no back story. Ok, i could nitpick a few plot points, but on the whole this is an excellant book, and will leave you feeling that you have a greater understanding of the characters.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, not exciting, 18 Jan 1999
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This isn't as good a read as Mosaic but only because it tries to handle almost all the assembled cast in one book. This is a backstory book of all the characters apart from Janeway (see Mosaic) hidden within a thin story line which attempts to engage the reader through hurting a character. In the end this is an enjoyable enough read if you like the series but in no way does it stand up on it's own rights.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Life stories of the entire Voyager crew! Well, nearly!, 15 Jun 1999
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I thought this book was brilliant and all of the sub-plots were very interesting. Ordinarily I don't read "Star Trek" books as they usually don't match the brilliance of the programme but both of Jeri Taylor's books are exceptions to the rule. The book gives us a detailed background history for all of the crew, except Seven of Nine (which is good, because I don't think we could stand fifty pages of hearing how the Borg assimilated other species!) or the Doctor, who doesn't really have a history. Captain Janeway's life story is also omitted as that was detailed in Jeri Taylor's other novel, "Mosaic", another brilliant read. The plot is as follows: the crew are trapped in an alien prison and see no way out. To distract themselves, every night one of them describes their life and the path that led them to be on the starship. My favourites were Tom's, B'elanna's, and Kes's. For all Trekkies, this book is a MUST-read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling read in which the crew tells their life story., 15 Aug 1999
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This review is from: Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager) (Paperback)
This book is a must-read for all "Voyager" fans. Written by the co-creator of the series, it describes the pathways of each crew member before arriving on the ship. When an away mission goes wrong and most of the bridge crew, including Seven of Nine, Tom, B'Elanna, Neelix, Chakotay, Harry, and Tuvok, are trapped in an alien prison, they develop a closeness as each night one of them takes it in turn to tell the others about their lives before boarding the USS Voyager. Some of their histories have been hinted at in the show although not developed, and each story is fascinating. Read this book if you're a fan. Also recommended: "Mosaic" by Jeri Taylor, the life story of Captain Janeway.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A mainly positive view of Pathways., 12 Dec 1998
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I Did enjoy this book, but have to admit Mosiac is a better read. I felt at times she was taking the characters in a compleatly different direction from the ones who appear in the show, and that she fitted them in to her own agenda. However she did bring up very good insights in to the early lives of the main Voyager characters. She did have to add a sub plot to get Kes's story in the book and it didn't hold my interest that well, but I should say that it only happened with that part of the story. She didn't include 7of9's or the Docter's, but then again I dont believe there would be a way to make up such storys for a former Borg and a Hologram.
I would recommened this story to other STV fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for every Voyager fan, but be prepared for confusion, 7 Mar 2000
This review is from: Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager) (Paperback)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, however, I was amazed that Jeri Taylor seems to have forgotten so much about the characters she helped to create. I found Chakotay's back story particularly disappointing. In this book we are told that he was reconciled with his father before ever joining Voyager, however according to the TV show that didn't happen until the season two episode "Tattoo". And just what was the name of Chakotay's Maquis ship? According to this book it's "The Liberty" according to the Star Trek Fact Files it's "The Zola" But apart from little things like that the book was very enjoyable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Find out about the Voyager Crew, 5 July 1999
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With the exception of the Doctor and 7of9, we learn alot about the characters of Voyager from this book. Jeri Taylor is a wonderful write and i enjoyed mosaic so i was looking forward to this read. The plot is interesting and the whole situation of how they get out is very ingenious. I laughed and wanted to cry at some of the stories, my favs were tom's and tuvok's. As Jeri wrote this book you can expect a tiny bit of J/C in this book!
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