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Book Reviews: Star Dreams + Force And Motion + The Immortals

Star Dreams by June Flaum Singer
From the author of ‘The Debutantes’ and ‘The Movie Set’ comes this 1985 tale that stretches from the 1930s to the 1970s. A rogue named Rory Devlin marries insipid debutante Marie and fathers Kiki and Angel before abandoning them. They grow up devoted sisters, rivals, stars and damaged by their quest for their absent father. This is an excellent tongue in cheek tale of sibling rivalry, hurt confusion, marriages to all the wrong men, bad parenting, reviled career decisions, the convenient deaths of said unwanted husbands and two undaunted and unruly sisters.

Best Lines:
“Trying to out-tit each other.”

“He may enjoy a little, how do you say, roll in the dirt, but he will not marry it.”

“Discarded it as obvious and trashy, something a mistress might wear, or a shopgirl on her honeymoon.”

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Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Force And Motion by Jeffrey Lang
This deadeningly boring wretchedness is a sequel to a long ago ‘TNG’ ep. Benjamin Maxwell finally gets out of the penal colony for his destruction of a Cardassian warship. He goes to a remote starbase to work as a janitor. Nog and O’Brien visit him and things happen. Boring things. This sucked.

Best Line:
“Only by doing something so illegal that we don’t even know what it is.”

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The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky
This was Book 1 of the ‘Olympus Bound’ saga. The really annoying Selene lives in NY trying to forget her old life as the goddess Artemis. But someone is committing ancient rites in her city and the petty and cruel gods are stirring once more to plague mankind with suffering. This was very good.

Best Line:
“I should give them offerings in the secret shrine in my office.”
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