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Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey
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May 16, 2007

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It should be stated that I squandered most of junior high reading Anne McCaffrey's sci-fi/fantasy novels near-exclusively, but this was my first time revisiting her since then. I was surprised to find that the first book in the Dragonriders of Pern series actually does have a good story, with interesting characters and an excellent invented world. However, the writing is just abominable, and in spite of being a woman, McCaffrey is frustratingly chauvanistic. The (lack of) copyediting makes me cry, and the writing is something you just have to suffer through, but the idea is really inventive, and I can totally understand how I got so sucked into her books as a kid. I wouldn't exactly recommend that you run out and check her books out, but if you liked them back in the day, revisiting them isn't as painful as you might have thought it would be.
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Rachel Your review is the best and fairest one I have seen so far. Kudos!

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Tina This series was recommended to me by a couple coworkers. After failing in my attempts to read Dragonflight, I tried the audio. Talk about going from bad to worse! You won't truly hate this book until you try the audio.

Christine I loved her books when I was in junior high as well. Reading this book again was initially painful but then I started to fall in love again. The book comes across much more as a romance novel than the sci-fi novel I remember.

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