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10/31/2012 6:50 PM

    This is the official thread for comments on Deathlands #110 - Sins of Honor

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    You can submit your own review HERE

    Be warned, this thread may contain spoilers for the book.

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    5/12/2013 10:50 PM

    This turned out to be a pretty good book.  Several long term questions were pretty much resolved.  For example, Doc’s Lemat is now a cartridge firearm.  How or where he got it I’m not sure, but it exists.  He finally dumped the last of his black powder to symbolically make the transition from old to new(er).  It doesn’t really matter to me (very much) that the gun really doesn’t exist in our world.  Neither does JB’s M-4000 shotgun, after all.  Also, Doc was able to upgrade his cloths while keeping his unique style.  I was also happy to see that the 4 of the team upgraded to modern weapons without losing their basic handguns.  This makes a lot more sense in the grand scheme of things. It’s clear to me that the powers-that-be read this forum and have taken these things into consideration.  Thanks, I appreciate it.

     

    It was happy with the overall story.  It was interesting, with lots of different and stimulating twists and turns.  I didn’t like the transitions with the characters getting knocked out twice while waking up all at exactly the same time.  This was poorly done and showed a lack of imagination that I thought was really uncharacteristic with the rest of the story.

     

    The character development was outstanding.  While the baddies were bad, the regular people were less bad. It was all very convincing. It just goes to show that not everyone in the Deathlands is a dickhead.

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    5/13/2013 12:00 PM

    Yeah, I finished Deathlands Sins of Honor the other day. It was definitely one of Nick's better books in a long time. Nick proved, yet again, that he did have the goods to pen a post-holocaust DL novel, and that he knows the characters inside and out.

     

    But I noticed also that his stories are fun, but basically just simple stories, more struggles of survival than anything too deep or story involved. At least I was never bored. This was a good 'action' book. 

     

    Now I am 200 pages into OL Sorrow Space. It is very good. A nice break from the typical Annunaki vs Cerberus team book. I love books like these. Thrown and trapped on an alternative universe. This hasn't been done in a while. Still, some of my all-time favs in the OL series was Odom's and Ellis's trilogy of long ago, starting with Hellbound Fury and Night Eternal and Outer Darkness, where the casements came into play. (If I have those titles wrong for that storyline, my bad. Been a long time.)

     

    But Sorrow Space so far is, without a doubt, so far easily one of Rik's best written stories.

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    5/21/2013 12:59 PM
    Like Max said a good action DL. Not bored once. Lots of past events mentioned.
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    5/22/2013 4:56 PM
    So far this has been better than I thought it would be. However there are a few things I have to comment on:
    Doc is two inches taller than Ryan
    The plant mutant was stupid and appeared to have an endless supply of puppets
    but most stupid of all was the laser powered by a Harley and step up transformer! This was almost as comical as the petrol powered gateway!!

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    6/22/2013 12:49 AM
    Wow, Pollotta pulled out all the stops for this one. He managed to hit all just about the tropes:

    * Cannies
    * Bamboo forest
    * A volcano
    * Vinemaster and flapjacks
    * A battleship inexplicably stranded miles from the sea
    * Droids
    * A predark tank with a laser cannon
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    8/15/2013 4:40 PM
    A really good DL book. Nick knocked this one out of the park. It was fun, fast paced and thankfully lacked some of the random bullshit he liked to throw in. Well done Nick!
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