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coxy1984 03-26-2006 09:42 AM

books
 
hi i got three ql books from ebay the wall/ Prelude and the Beginning i got the wall first im waiting on the other two to come. i thought the wall was ok not great but a good read. what i would like to know is if the other two Prelude and the Beginning are worth a read without spoiling it for me lol thanks

Sam's soul searcher 03-26-2006 09:45 AM

I don't know about those two, but last week i bought a job lot of queantum leap books (8 in total) for ?16, so only ?2 a book. I found a lot of inconsistances with the writers, maybe they should do their quantum leap homework.

coxy1984 03-26-2006 09:47 AM

lol yeah i noticed that in the wall

Sam's soul searcher 03-26-2006 09:51 AM

Yeah, it's really annoying. Everytime i read something that it just really goat my goat! You'd have thought if someone was going to write a book about an existing cult favourite you'd do your homework.

coxy1984 03-26-2006 09:52 AM

yeah i agree with you i was looking forward to the wall as i never read any of the ql books before but it was spoilt in places

Al's Handlink 03-26-2006 11:22 AM

The other two books you mentioned are better than The Wall in my opinion. I never did like The Wall as a Novel.

I don't like Ashley McConnell's novels. I can never get past the fact that she only has Sam's mind leaping and not his body. But, in her defence, she wrote her first book BEFORE the show defined that it was actually Sam's body leaping. So she had to make a choice early on wether to make it Sam's mind or body. She chose mind.

Then she decided to stay true to what she had already written when the show showed without a doubt that it was in fact Sam's Body that was leaping. She said that she hopes that people can look at her books as sort of an Alternate Universe

Avilos 05-24-2009 11:43 PM

I will resurrect an old thread. Considering the last post was by a Tom... It seems right another Tom will make the next one!

I just read Prelude. SPOILERS!!!

While I liked it in the beginning its seemed to lose my interest towards the end. The problem was the conspiracy to take over Project Quantum Leap. The are no resolutions for the conspirators. Sam Leaps...and those characters fates are left hanging. With the start of the Pilot rewritten to suit the book!

The development and creation of Ziggy I liked a lot. Sam using his own brain tissue and nerve cells from Al to create Neurochips makes sense. Explaining how Ziggy is connected to the two. How the Project is able to communicate with Sam. Also all the probabilities involved in Time Travel. In order to travel in time you would have to map it.

But that leads to my other problem with the book. Sam's time Traveling seems to be a mistake. While the show presented it as if the mistake was that they could not control Leaping In the book Sam thinks he is only creating the Imaging Chamber. The Accelerator Chamber is only mentioned in passing until the end. Without any details how whats its function was to be in Sam's original plan to just observe time.

I am still glad I read it though. The characterization of Sam and Al were perfect. I would had like to seen the story start with their first meeting at the Star Bright Project.


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