Finished the book last night.
I thought it was written well enough, but the story didn't do much for me at all, and I just couldn't get over the stupid
inclusion of Ripley for no reason whatsoever. She added nothing to the story, whilst taking a lot away. Ruined the book for me. It got particularly stupid towards the end, with her begging to have her mind wiped.
All that effort to fit the novel between the first two films, and they didn't even explain who wedged the harpoon gun back under the Narcissus door, because it's there at the start of Aliens