TekWar

TekWar TekWar is the story of ex cop Jake Cardigan who s framed for dealing an addictive brain stimulant called Tek and sentenced to fifteen years of suspended animation Now mysteriously released after fou

  • Title: TekWar
  • Author: William Shatner Ron Goulart
  • ISBN: 9780441802081
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Paperback
  • TekWar is the story of ex cop Jake Cardigan, who s framed for dealing an addictive brain stimulant called Tek and sentenced to fifteen years of suspended animation Now, mysteriously released after four years in the Freezer, Cardigan is on the loosed out for justice.

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    1. 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 two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe.

    2. Throughout this short read, I imagined I was watching a bad 80's sci-fi flick on VHS, complete with laughable special effects. The tracking might be a bit off too, and the audio's a bit fuzzy. It smells like must and cigarette smoke, and it likely has a garage sale sticker on the front that won't come off. Well, I wanted an easy break from all the heavy reading I usually do, and this actually fit the bill. Think noir detective story with shades of Regan-era drug war, and painted in faux-SciFi. I [...]

    3. This was edited for audio by Ron Goulart who I expect had quite a hand in the initial manuscript as well. I remember thinking it read like one of his novels when I first read this shortly after it came out.This was better listened to as an abridged audio book than I remember it in paperback. The story is totally cliched, but it rolled along quickly, if predictably. Still, the good Captain wrote & read it, which helped a lot. Plain fun, leave your thinking cap off. Just go with it & enjoy [...]

    4. I have a lot of time for William Shatner, so I wanted to like this; but it was nothing much. Our hero Jake Cardigan is a 22nd-century cop, framed and incarcerated for dealing in Tek, a kind of electronic wish-fulfilment 'drug'. (Why these Tek chips can only be used once remains unanswered) Strings are pulled by a detective agency to have him released so that he can track down a missing scientist, who may have invented a technology that would destroy the Tek trade.Shatner's is an endearingly old- [...]

    5. how anyone could read this book and give it more than one star is beyond me. Shatner's literary abilities rival those of a sea urchin. every character is introduced by a description of their weight, height, and eye color, with all the creative vocabulary of a driver's license. his priceline commercials are more gripping, his cover of "rocketman" has more depth.

    6. You know the weirdest thing about this book? It's so very clearly trying to be sci-fi noir, and it's actually neither of those things. The attempted noir is badly executed (and probably hampered by the fact that the protagonist is 100% Captain Kirk pretending to be Philip Marlowe), but the sci-fi elements are just laughable. The book was published in 1990, and it seems to have been written as though it were set in 1990, then someone went through and replaced a bunch of words with more future-y o [...]

    7. In Tek War, Jake Cardigan is an ex-cop who has spent four years in jail for crimes he says he didn’t commit. He gets out early after serving only part of his sentence. When he gets home he learns that his wife has divorced him, taken their son and moved to Mexico. He then finds out the person who got him out early was a man who owns a detective agency that Cardigan’s old partner works for. So they partner up again to find a missing professor and his daughter whose aircraft crashed in the jun [...]

    8. It's true - if you go to the library without your book list, you're likely to pick up books written by WFS. Not exactly a TOTAL waste of time, but damn close.

    9. I will open this review by saying I wanted to like this book. It is William Shatner, legend of stage and screen for shagging alien females of all colours. You can’t really say shapes and sizes as they were always curvy by human standards. I expected this to be Star Trek-ish with a healthy dose of James T. Kirk thrown in.What did I get? A novel that I don’t think was written by Shatner to start with. Ron Goulart had a huge part in doing the leg work for this book and is even acknowledged by S [...]

    10. This book is a work of entertainment. Like a guilty pleasure movie, it is one that if you ponder too long or invite too much critique of, it will lose its polish and gloss. If, however, one wants to be entertained and engaged only in the entertainment and not critical analysis, then this work is a lot of fun. Will you find yourself quoting it a week later? Probably not, but I enjoyed it for the work that it was, an engaging little tale that does not aim to be the next work of William Gibson, but [...]

    11. This is William Shatner's first work of fiction. He creates an imaginative future populated with robots, androids and flying cars. It is unique in that it begins with our hero being released from prison; a former cop, Jake Cardigan was convicted of being both a user and a dealer of a dangerous, addictive drug called Tek. The drug is a type of computer program the user hooks to his mind, allowing him to create any fantasy desired. However, not only is the drug addictive, it can also eventually de [...]

    12. From the mind of one of the main characters from one of my favorite TV shows, comes a surprisingly good book. I originally grabbed this off on of the shelves in Half Price Books because I noticed it was written by William Shatner; an actor in Stark Trek (James T. Kirk), and a number of other TV shows and movies. I am a fan of Star Trek, so I figured a book by an actor of Star Trek would be pretty interesting. I wasn't wrong.I liked this book, but honestly not as much as some others I've read. As [...]

    13. The story itself is passable, but one feels that an editor should have had a heavier hand with the finished product. Shatner probably only got this published because he was famous to begin with.

    14. I approached this book with some trepidation. Was the reason it was published because it was as good as the promos on the cover, or because it was authored by William Shatner, a famous actor with no previously known skills as a writer. By the third page of the book i knew it to be the latter when reading sentences such as: "Obviously," answered the mechanical man in his deep metallic voice.Seriously? That sounded like the writing of a ten year old. Now I'm not saying the entire novel is written [...]

    15. I picked up “TekWar” for a nickel at Helping Hands and decided to give it a whirl. I was curious if William Shatner was a good writer, and also if the story was good. I was pleasantly surprised to find the book easy to read and highly imaginative. The setting that is presented has no room for questions. It’s the future, robots are common (and very humanlike in their attitudes), cars fly, and otherwise life does not seem so different. There cops, clubs, video telephones, jobs, and drugs. T [...]

    16. In 1990 William Shatner was between jobs and looking at what to do next in his career so he wrote a book. Its highly contested exactly how much of that book he actually wrote and how much was written or helped along by Ron Goulart who is claimed did most if not all of the donkey work for the entire series of books as it is very similar to the plot of a book that Goulart wrote called Brainz Inc in 1985.In the acknowledgments page Shatner does thank Goulart stating "He did an enormous amount of wo [...]

    17. I barely remember reading this way back in 1992 or 1993. My roommate had started buying the series 'cuz it was written [co-written] by Shatner and my roommate loved all things Star Trek. So I read it on a whim, pulling it off his bookshelf. I dimly remember enjoying it, so finding the hardcover copy for a whopping twenty-five cents, tax included, was a great buy. It is definitely a book of the late eighties/early nineties, where futuristic descriptions were created by putting "plas-" or "laz-" i [...]

    18. This book is pretty lame, but I still enjoyed it well enough. The science fiction tendency to combine words to make new ones is here. Like durasteel and flimsiplast in Star Wars. It's been overdone and though it sometimes works it doesn't here. Plaschair is not a futuristic thing at all. We have them and we call them chairs. I'm sitting in one right now. There are several instances like this. Others just sound stupid like lazgun.He starts out with too many adjectives in his descriptions of thing [...]

    19. Want a book about William Shatner running around making love to people on other planets and fighting an multi-planet shadow organization? Then get Tekwar! I wish I was joking, if you ever tried to write something with out training, or ever read something someone wrote and as you read it, you realized that the book is just a god complex or hero complex on paper, where the writer wants their character to be the most awesome thing in the world, and gives them no flaws, you're already on the right t [...]

    20. I keep this around for a couple reasons.1) I found it for less than a dollar in a goodwill-type store in Austin a couple years ago. If only all scifi could be found this way! Oh wait, that would mean that they (authors) would never get any money and Scientifiction would stop being published, only to be replaced by endless Twilight fan-fic2) It shows that books and albums are very similar. This book is an example of an album with one hit single on it, the first track. The first chapter has some i [...]

    21. I'm going to skip giving a rating to this book, since I only read to page 13. I wanted to stop at page 8, but I was 42 pages behind my normal 50-page probation period, and I felt that, if I could stand to read just 50 pages, I would be able to rate it at least. That didn't happen. It took me 20 minutes to read those 13 pages. I was rereading and rereading, making mental slash marks, rewriting poorly constructed sentences, noting the sci-fi stuff for future reference then simply forgetting it all [...]

    22. The edition I have has no blurb on the back cover, just a huge photo of Shatner, staring out at you, piercingly.What features the man has! What mystique, what writing talent!I quite enjoyed this, actually. It's trashy, and doesn't occupy the mind too much, but it bumbles along at a fair pace and I even found myself a little disappointed to find the story incomplete and waiting for the next installment.Shatner's universe isn't terribly well developed, but has some nice shades and is padded out in [...]

    23. Jake Cardigan is awakened from a prison sentence 'freeze' and goes to work on a missing persons case. There is a little action here and there, but most centers around trying to find somebody and catch up with how much his life has changed since he was sentenced for his involvement with the mind altering drug Tek. The story moves fairly swiftly and is described as sort of a hybrid between Shatner's TJ Hooker and Captain Kirk type character from Star Trek. Cardigan is a somewhat interesting charac [...]

    24. These books are not as bad as people on here make it sound, but they are not as great as I have heard from others either. Most of the discussion of these books has to do with the personality of the author (or creator at least.) This series blends elements of TJ Hooker and Star Trek, the two projects that Shatner has worked the most on. It definately has fun elements of science fiction with a cyber-punk kind of feel, but really they are more like detective novels than science fiction novels. The [...]

    25. Having recently read four different books on the "how-to's" (and one specifically titled How Not to Write a Novel, I can safely assume that if your name is William Shatner, and you have a large built-in fanbase from TV and movies, then those rules don't apply to you.I wasn't so much bothered by Shatner's story, but rather how lazy and allowing his editors were. There may not be spelling errors or missing punctuation, but Shatner repeats words too often and in too close proximity. Everything seem [...]

    26. Cheesy, cliched sci-fi, supposedly written by William Shatner.But, for all that, it's actually quite a good read, especially for a commute into work, when you can just switch your brain off and read it on auto-pilot.Jake Cardigan, framed for a crime he didn't commit and sentenced to 15 years in the Freezer (cryogenic hibernation), gets released early in order to investigate a missing scientist and his daughter.Along the way he meets androids, cyborgs and robo-bulls, most of whom try to kill him, [...]

    27. Every once in a while, a book comes along that sticks with you, becoming a tried and true favorite, one that you will periodically dig out, dust off, and sit down and read in a short amount of time, long after your reading tastes has evolved away from the genre. This is one of those books. It combines a hard-broiled detective mystery, with a very realistic futuristic science fiction setting to provide an engrossing and enjoyable read. It has some questionable issues in it, like drug epidemics, b [...]

    28. I read a review that called this a mix of Star Trek and T.J.Hooker written by a bad author.First off, William Shatner had help writing this from Ron Goulart (he even thanks him in his acknowledgements).Secondly it isn't badly written at all.But the rest of his description ( meant as an insult I am sure)is fairly accurate.The funny thing is both Star Trek and T.J.Hooker were fun action series that did well.Likewise the opening book in the Tek series is a fast-paced fun adventure. A little grittie [...]

    29. I gave this book three stars because I had extremely low expectations for this book. I know that I shouldn't look at William Shatner and think "PFFFFT, no." William Shatner has an okay sense of pace. I didn't feel like the book ever dragged in places or spent too much time on one given scene for no good reason. However, William Shatner is lazy when it comes to descriptions. He tends to use "Chinese" or "Mexican" as his way of descriptors. To be fair, his main character isn't that well described [...]

    30. I read this originally because I was bored and had run out books by my trusted authors. Being fond of the original Star Trek tv show I was curious to see how good old captain Kirk was at writing.Needless to say, it was probably the worst written novel I have read. If you thought William Shatners performances somewhat wooden but enjoyed the show despite it (I was always a spok fan myself) then you have an inkling at just how bad the writing for this book is.I didn't finish the book it was that ba [...]

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