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McLendon's Syndrome

3.71  ·  Rating Details  ·  76 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Ken MacKay's career in space was going nowhere. The decrepit trading ship he served on was also going nowhere: the Rustam's Slipper was grounded on Schuyler's World, a backwater planet lacking even a good bar. For diversion, Schuyler's offered bad bars, cute yet conniving aliens called Rodents, and Catarina -- a mysterious, beautiful, unsettlingly smart woman. Catarina wan ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 313 pages
Published March 22nd 1993 by Del Rey
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Mandi O
Sep 13, 2012 Mandi O rated it really liked it
Rating is closer to 3.5 stars. Might lower it on re-read; I read it back when I was 13 or 14, after all.

The only reason I picked up this book was because a friend of my Dad's went to school with the author and she found out that he'd very loosely based Catarina on her (according to her, he was the one who tortured her with horrible puns). The minute Dad found out, he had to buy a copy, and then I "borrowed" the book from him.

This is not a book to be taken very seriously. The "vampire" who suffer
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Wilson E. Stevens Sr.
Jul 25, 2013 Wilson E. Stevens Sr. rated it it was ok
This was an OK book for some one that is into vampires. The first half or more of the book was good reading, but about hafe way through it got to dragging, hard to keep track of characters, and even harder to keep track of the action. Almost stopped reading several times. Probably the worst book I have finished reading in ten years.
Michael Bafford
Jun 03, 2014 Michael Bafford rated it it was ok
This started out Ok but then the story bogged down in details and uninteresting bi-characters until the only Sense of Wonder left was wondering why this didn't get a better editing.

Easy to read but too chatty.
Mpez0
Jul 12, 2011 Mpez0 rated it it was amazing
Very funny. Dry humor. And no, contrary to most of the reviewers (and the blurb) there are no paranormal type vampires in the story. There is a disease (McLendon's Syndrome, d'oh) that imitates some of the legendary characteristics of vampirism.
Susan Lee
Sep 09, 2012 Susan Lee rated it it was amazing
How can you not love a book about vampires who crave chocolate chip cookies. Victims of McLendon's Syndrome have allergies that you wouldn't wish on you mother-in-law.
Jeffrey
Apr 07, 2010 Jeffrey rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Vampires in space.

Enough said.

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