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Man O'War (War #1)

3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  64 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
The author of the bestselling Tek novels debuts a series that takes place in the dangerous new territory of space. Benton Hawkes is a career diplomat, a maverick unafraid of ruffling official feathers. As punishment for making some powerful people angry, Hawkes has been assigned to the planet Mars where a revolt is is the making--and Hawkes must find a compromise that will ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 1st 1997 by Ace Books (first published April 2nd 1996)
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Timothy Drake
This book reads like a movie. You can almost picture Shatner as the lead character.
Josh
Jan 03, 2014 Josh rated it it was ok

Crazy as it may sound, this one had been on the bucket list to read, ever since I saw it in stores back when it was relatively new. I probably would have enjoyed it more then, before I had read so extensively, and before time rendered the story pretty much obsolete. This is typical 90's mid-level action sci fi in the vein of Star Trek or Tek War. Although a bit better than the latter, there's nothing really new here worth mentioning. One of the main premises of the story - that Mars is supplying
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Gina
Jan 16, 2008 Gina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes, i read a William Shatner novel. It was great! I give it 4 stars as an estimation of my enjoyment of the experience, including the large photo on the back cover, the reasonably creative story development, the emotional outbursts of the author-modelled middle-aged protagonist, the Martian theme, and overall sense of recognition that the reader is neither an astrophycisit, nor pre-pubescent, but something in between, nearing an adult seeking the simple enjoyment of a sci fi novel written by Wi ...more
Matthew
Oct 14, 2015 Matthew rated it liked it
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Well William Shatner writes better than the acts or sings.

While its never going to win a Hugo, the story was enjoyable and well written for the most part. I'm going to have to try to track down the other book in the series now, but still, it reads fine as a stand alone book in its own right if I cannot find it.
Ben Smith
May 03, 2014 Ben Smith rated it really liked it
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This book is a guilty pleasure. One that you don't want to enjoy nearly as much as you do. The entire book was narrated in my head by Shatner himself, which definitely improved it.

The only thing I didn't really enjoy was the romance that the author tried to shoehorn into the story. Thankfully, (view spoiler)
Mike
Jun 27, 2015 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I was very impressed. Shatner is a very good writer. A good storyteller as well. I would certainly read more of his work.
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William Shatner is the author of nine Star Trek novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Ashes of Eden and The Return. He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including Get a Life! and I'm Working on That. In addition to his role as Captain James T. Kirk, he stars as Denny Crane in the hit television series from David E. Kelley, Boston Legal -- a role for which he has won tw ...more
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