But I'm only about half way through True Colors, and thus far the only real 'tragedy' is the sapping of the story's pace by ALL the constant crying and hand wringing by........ everybody. The overkill on her theme of the 'poor abused clones' has been almost enough for me to quit reading her at times. She has several characters rolling in her story, but they're All THE SAME!!! Even Walon is breaking down now and fitting nicely into her little type-cast of identical characters. It's almost like she's incapable of writing a character with a different point of view then her own.
I don't want to knock her too much. I'm reading on for historical context, but also with the hopes that this is just a phase and some different and interesting characters will emerge.
Going back to why I like Hard Contact the best, it had a decent opposing force. The Sep. Mando was Mando, and he had a LOT in common with the Mandos we're reading about later, but at least he maintained his edgyness, AND maintained an individual mindset that was opposed to the other characters in the story. That's something I've yet to see in the rest of my reading.
Just my opinion
"You set a code to live by. I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted...I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other men, and I require the same from them."