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  Taral-DLOS
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There's a reason I don't read Alan Dean Foster Star Wars novels. Wink

I was disappointed when I found out Lucas didn't write this book. Here I thought I would be getting Lucas's vision for Star Wars at its purest. Guess not. Confused


Well, he ghost-wrote it from Lucas, using the available script drafts at the time. It's as close as you'll get to Lucas-original.

Other than, of course, The Star Wars, which JW Rinzler is writing based on original drafts.
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It's worth the read for the hilarity factor alone. Owen Lars is Obi-Wan's brother and there are ducks on Tatooine.

Haha, what the heck? Razz
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Owen Lars is Obi-Wan's brother


Nope, that was James Kahn's Return of the Jedi novelization.

All of the OT novelizations are a bit out of kilter nowadays with each other and the PT, but still good reads.


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Nope, that was James Kahn's Return of the Jedi novelization.

All of the OT novelizations are a bit out of kilter nowadays with each other and the PT, but still good reads.


Oops, you're right. Surprisingly, however, Kahn's passage where Vader is remembering his wife still works pretty well.

ADF did do the ducks on Tatooine though which is such a winner. Very Happy
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^ Ric Olie did mention ducks in his line "We'll be sitting ducks!" in TPM, so I guess technically ducks are canon. Wink

I think I'm going to read all of the Star Wars movie novelizations. I've kind of wanted to read Star Wars again, but I haven't had much motivation to read the EU and the only movie novelization I've read is the Stover RotS one. I like reading movie novelizations sometimes, because I can focus better on plot, dialogue etc. in books than in movies. I'm only on chapter four of the ANH novel, but already there are so many things I haven't picked up or forgot about in the movies. After you've seen a movie so many times, sometimes you don't really think about what's being said and done.
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I read all six over the summer as part of my summer reading. ROTS is still the best, but the rest are good too. TPM has two chapters at the very beginning focused on Anakin before the arrival of Jinn and Kenobi on Naboo, and ROTJ has quite a few new and extended scenes that I kind of wish had been in the movie.


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I reread AOTC last month and I was not impressed. Too much focus on the love story, not enough on everything else.
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I recieved the Bounty Hunter Code from amazon the other day and have been thumbing through it from time to time. Has anyone else been reading this, I'd be interested to see what someone else thinks.

Personally I think the box is cool, although not quite at Book of Sith levels. The key card access was an interesting feature/gimmick.

The book itself I'm finding a little boring. The annotations that I have seen so far have been from Bossk, Dengar, Greedo and Boba Fett, with a cameo appearance from a certain Han Solo (I'm still waiting for an explanation as to why this was ever in his hands). The comments themselves don't seem to have any point to them and they are all written in black ink (unlike Path of the Jedi, which each owners handwriting was a different colour).

The design of the book also leaves a lot to be desired and has nowhere near the level of detail of the previous similar books. I never felt like I was reading something that had belonged to anyone before me, let alone 3 of the most dangerous and ruthless bounty hunters in the galaxy... and Greedo.

Overall I think it was worth buying to have the box on my shelf, however the book itself is clearly the weakest offer of the three similar titles.
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Is there at least some cool new artwork in the Bounty Hunters Book?
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GrandMaster wrote:
I reread AOTC last month and I was not impressed. Too much focus on the love story, not enough on everything else.


YES! Though the book did some interesting scenes with Shmi at the Lars family homestead before she was kidnapped. But the main plot contained way too much "Padmé is so pretty! I love her so much!" stuff. Reminded me of Twilight.
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
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I reread AOTC last month and I was not impressed. Too much focus on the love story, not enough on everything else.


YES! Though the book did some interesting scenes with Shmi at the Lars family homestead before she was kidnapped. But the main plot contained way too much "Padmé is so pretty! I love her so much!" stuff. Reminded me of Twilight.


And the way Padmé kept reacting to Anakin's attention was disturbing - almost as if she was afraid he was going to assault her or something.

Plus, the entire climax of the movie (Battle of Geonosis and the duel with Dooku) was relegated to about 10 pages - way too short.
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"Shaken, not stirred, will get you cold water with a dash of gin and dry vermouth. The reason you stir it with a special spoon is so not to chip the ice. James is ordering a weak martini and being snooty about it."


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In the past week I've re-read Wraith Squadron, Iron Fist and Solo Command.

Now about a third of the way through Mercy Kill.
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Oh, this is absolutely hilarious.

I bought Book of Sith today at Barnes & Noble. As I was paging through it just now, a note at the bottom of page 7 caught my eye.

The chronology of the Clone Wars is confusing. I can't be more precise than to state that Talzin's writings and Ventress's comments date from the time frame of that conflict. - Luke Laughing

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^ That's just sad. Wink
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Proudfoot wrote:
I recieved the Bounty Hunter Code from amazon the other day and have been thumbing through it from time to time. Has anyone else been reading this, I'd be interested to see what someone else thinks.

Personally I think the box is cool, although not quite at Book of Sith levels. The key card access was an interesting feature/gimmick.

The book itself I'm finding a little boring. The annotations that I have seen so far have been from Bossk, Dengar, Greedo and Boba Fett, with a cameo appearance from a certain Han Solo (I'm still waiting for an explanation as to why this was ever in his hands). The comments themselves don't seem to have any point to them and they are all written in black ink (unlike Path of the Jedi, which each owners handwriting was a different colour).

The design of the book also leaves a lot to be desired and has nowhere near the level of detail of the previous similar books. I never felt like I was reading something that had belonged to anyone before me, let alone 3 of the most dangerous and ruthless bounty hunters in the galaxy... and Greedo.

Overall I think it was worth buying to have the box on my shelf, however the book itself is clearly the weakest offer of the three similar titles.


This is the same opinion I had on reading it. And the included extras aren't up to the quality of the first two either.

Overall, I think that production got rushed with the Disney acquisition and not as much work was put into it as there was into the first two. And also, there's somewhat less to go on for in-universe material to base it on.

I haven't actually read any of it yet due to time constraints, but it is by far the weakest of the three. Sometimes you need to know when to stop a good thing. This one is still "pretty good", but not 'outstanding' like the first two, so hopefully they'll stop here.


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Oh, this is absolutely hilarious.

I bought Book of Sith today at Barnes & Noble. As I was paging through it just now, a note at the bottom of page 7 caught my eye.

The chronology of the Clone Wars is confusing. I can't be more precise than to state that Talzin's writings and Ventress's comments date from the time frame of that conflict. - Luke Laughing

Ain't that the truth!


I remember seeing that at the time and thinking the same thing. It's highly amusing that they threw that in there.
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