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A below par efficiency rating for Mr. Weber
on 4 June 1997
The latest Honor novel is not one of the best. It is rather bloated--at 500 plus pages--to the extent that Honor is not really even the main character. It takes about 200 pages to get to the main story and then meanders to a disappointing climax. Another problem is that Honor has become such an icon that all the relationships with her are like those to a demi-goddess rather than a human being.