I thought I had finished all the Next Gen books, but then when I was checking my list of what I've read against my master list of ST books... I discovered a few that I had somehow missed. So here I am back at the beginning.
Novelizations are always a different kind of reading experience. Scenes that were in the script, but didn't make the final cut, are frequently in the book. As well as ones that are added to make it a decent length.
The pacing and structure were a little weird but it's been a while since I've actually watched Farpoint so I'm not sure if that's a product of the episode or something that happened when it was turned into a book. There are a couple places with conflicts that are in progress, but the focus suddenly shifts to something mundane. Which in general I understand, but when the characters involved in the mundane stuff should really be part of resolving the conflict... it just feels off.