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Endurance (original 2001; edition 2001)

by S.L. Viehl

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Title:Endurance
Authors:S.L. Viehl
Info:Roc (2001), Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
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Rating:****
Tags:Science Fiction, Stardoc Universe

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I really think the author's started to paint herself into a corner with Cherijo; everything that's proposed to her, she rejects out of hand, without any reference to reason, logic, or even facts. It's really getting frustrating and obnoxious, since I'm sure there are facts there (like Duncan's logic behind bringing her on the ship, etc) that she's not even considering. A doctor like this would take one look at a person with a stomach ache, diagnose gastroenteritis, and never take a look at it again because additional facts might disturb her conclusions, which would make her dangerous. The rest of the characters are beginning to resemble caracatures, as well. Frustrating. ( )
  lyrrael | May 18, 2014 |
These books become tiresome quickly. This is the third book in the series and likely the last I will read. It's a shame really because these books could have been quite good. However the fatal flaw of these books is the characters. They behave in completely ridicules ways! The main character seems to be completely unable to control her emotions. This leads her and her friends (which are surprisingly easily made and unbelievably loyal right from the start) into unnecessary trouble. On top of that she always does the right thing ethically, in a way you would not expect a real human being to do in the kind of situation she manages to get herself in. Sometimes you just want a hero who is a bit of a bad boy/girl. If you find yourself agreeing with this than don't read this book. ( )
  lente | Sep 6, 2013 |
The mis-use of Irish slang annoyed me so much I couldn't enjoy the book. All different dialects are mixed up, It's like mixing Canadian and LA slang. Like, OMG, for sure, eh? ( )
  emcnicho | Aug 25, 2013 |
Most would argue that this book suffers from relationship problems. I would agree to an extent. I think Viehl has purpose in how she presents the main characters. Still a good read. ( )
  lesmel | Jul 13, 2013 |
Surgeon Cherijo Torin heals fast due to the modifications her insanely driven father made to her DNA when he cloned her. Which, given the events about to sweep her up, is a good thing. Betrayed by her husband, enslaved by giant, militant lizard-like alien slavers, with the League (and her father) still hot on her trail and a Mengele-minded alien determined to use her as his latest lab rat... Cherijo's life is about as far from a box of chocolates as it's possible to get. Good thing she's fast on her feet and good with a scalpel - she'll need all her skills and then some just to survive.

Aptly titled, this couldn't exactly be called a cheerful installment - but Cherijo remains determinedly Cherijo through it all. Hopefully the next book will see her receiving a bit less wear and tear! ( )
  SunnySD | Jul 20, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451458141, Mass Market Paperback)

The further adventures of Cherijo, a genetically-enhanced human engineered to be the model of perfection-if she can survive....

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:24:40 -0400)

Colonel Shropana was willing to destroy the Jorenians just to capture Dr. Cherijo Torin for the Allied League of Worlds-so she felt little remorse for selling him out to brutal Hsktskt slave raders. But just as Cherijo made her escape, the man she once loved stabbed her in the back and handed her over to the same slavers.… (more)

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