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The Clone Wars Novelization
 PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:34 am Reply with quote  
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Discuss the novelization by Karen Traviss here.

I was actually disappointed by it. Karen, I think, made an effort to mature the plot, but it was so obviously geared towards kids that it made me annoyed. Some of the things in it were just ridiculous. For example, Padme's role. I think she showed far more of her emotions about Anakin than she normally would have, being the politician she is. Does anyone else agree with me?
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I agree completely. I noted how Traviss tried to mature the plot, as you said, and yet was unable to, as you said. It was so sad in its kiddie way. Not that there shouldn't be Star Wars kids books, but I don't remember this being advertised as such. I was simply hoping for an animated version of Star Wars, not a kid version. And I certainly hoped the book would be amazing in all ways that the movie may not be (haven't seen it, so don't really know about that yet). The only thing I really liked was the clones, and I suppose that's because Traviss pretty much owns that area, and can write really well there. I liked how we got to see what they were thinking when everyone was dying around them and how at times they just felt like, to borrow a term, cannon fodder.

So I'm not sure how to vote, because I did like the book, but not all that much. Guess I'll have to vote no.
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I haven't read it yet. My library's getting it soon, so I will tell you what I thought then.
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I liked the book for what it was - an adaptation of the show and the starting point of the series.


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Mara Jade Skywalker wrote:
I agree completely. I noted how Traviss tried to mature the plot, as you said, and yet was unable to, as you said. It was so sad in its kiddie way. Not that there shouldn't be Star Wars kids books, but I don't remember this being advertised as such. I was simply hoping for an animated version of Star Wars, not a kid version. And I certainly hoped the book would be amazing in all ways that the movie may not be (haven't seen it, so don't really know about that yet). The only thing I really liked was the clones, and I suppose that's because Traviss pretty much owns that area, and can write really well there. I liked how we got to see what they were thinking when everyone was dying around them and how at times they just felt like, to borrow a term, cannon fodder.

So I'm not sure how to vote, because I did like the book, but not all that much. Guess I'll have to vote no.


Yeah, I agree with you there. I also did like how she delved into the Hutts like she does with the Mandalorians, and how she had Palpatine's thoughts revealed. But apart from that, I didn't like it. (In other words, all I liked was KT's little bonuses).
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For what it was, there was nothing wrong with it. She gave us a great look in to the Sith (Palpatine finally is shown as one person, not two), Dooku's plot, and she explained events, such as why Rotta the Hutt was sick, much better than the movie. Overall, it was a short, enjoyable read that everyone should try.
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 PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:26 pm Reply with quote  
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I guess the problem I had with it wasn't so much the book, but the plot she had to work with.
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I can see that. I guess she did the best she could with the child focused story she had. She couldn't change it too much, but I think it was a pretty nice addition to Prequel EU.
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