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The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey
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Nov 15, 2011

did not like it

This book was a very huge disappointment. This series is what led me to detest Anne McCafrey. The dialogue was poor and contrived, the diction was everywhere, ornate one second, and layman's the next second. Throughout all three books, I did read them all sadly, there was no growth whatsoever. The people didn't change, no one got better. Even the sentient "dragons" were stagnant from birth in action and character. There was little plot besides the "worms" eating crops, and the discovery of a planet like mars dropping the worms. For a fantasy novel with "dragon-pterodactyl-thingy" riding, spaceships and terrorizing planets, you would think the threat to the world would be something more than a tiny silver worm that ate crops. Even the inter-political strife within the dragon rider order took place with maybe twenty pages, it happened, there was a bad guy, then it was resolved, quickly, and nothing really happened because of it. This was terrible. Save yourself the trouble and don't read this. If you're truly curious, just get the first book by itself, and watch the 1940's feminist movement again with pterodactyl-dragons thrown in. (sounds good, but isn't)
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