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Charon's Landing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2003

    Janet Dailey on a bad hormone day

    Blarney...this is the harlequin romance novel for men, I guess. I love adventure stories and the author certainly knows how to pace his stories, but...his characters are complete stereotyped cardboard, don't look for any sort of character development here, his purple prose is almost laughable..could have probably found similar phrases in most really sleazy romance novels-the throbbing-manhood and heaving-chest sort of nonsense. Finally, he really simplifies very complex issues and clearly doesn't understand, or is afraid to display the complex nature of environmental policies - he uses his lead female, apparently an "overemotional female" who is driven not by deep understanding of policies but a desire to get back at her father (he strips her of any intellectual credability early on)..this is not an interesting mature woman (who would in reality probably scare the pants off the author) but an immature girl who is portrayed as not knowing the consequences of her actions (as opposed to the wise-mature-I-can-drink-myself-to-oblivion-and-still-get-the-job-done Mercer). She is in no way portrayed as his intellectual equal. Too bad, other writers have really developed interesting, complex characters with believable human motivations - such as Robert Tanenbaum or Sara Paretsky, but du brul wants to rely on stereotypes to drive his story. As an intellecutally intriguing book, it falls very flat; Mercer gets to spout his political drivel with no rebuttal, no discussion of western lifestyle issues which complicate environmental policy, no interesting debates about the impact of oil on the lifestyles of the citizens of the Middle East, which could have been incorporated into his little tale.

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