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Author Topic: All Star Wars  (Read 2036205 times)

Mr. Clemens
Feb 13, 2019, 10:53:15 PM
Reply #20730 on: Feb 13, 2019, 10:53:15 PM
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I read about half of Tarkin fully expecting it to be a schnoozefest.  What I read was pretty good - unfortunately I was on holiday and had to return it to the library before I could finish.

I'm reading that one now, and enjoying it. Luceno's a more 'artful' writer than Zahn, who is very meat-and-potatoes (not that there's anything wrong with that!). But one thing Zahn intuitively understands is that in Star Wars, something must always be happening. Doesn't have to be action, could just be an interesting conversation, but things must be moving along. Meanwhile I'm noticing that Luceno has no qualms about stopping the narrative entirely to go into four or five pages of expository stuff about something that happened decades ago across the galaxy, and it starts to feel more like a textbook than a novel. Granted it's all interesting stuff, but when he finally gets back to the here-and-now, I've forgotten what's going on!  :D


SM
Feb 13, 2019, 11:06:15 PM
Reply #20731 on: Feb 13, 2019, 11:06:15 PM
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I quite liked Luceno's work with Brian Daley on the Robotech novels.


Mr. Clemens
Feb 13, 2019, 11:11:58 PM
Reply #20732 on: Feb 13, 2019, 11:11:58 PM
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Brian Daley

"Now that's a name I've not heard in a long time... a long time."  :P

I'm completely Robotech-illiterate, but seriously, I do like Luceno's writing, and I'm curious about 'Plagueis' (with one minor quibble: in 'Tarkin', he has Vader, Tarkin, and co. 'scampering' onto a shuttle's landing ramp - and I have trouble imagining Vader 'scampering'...  :D)


SM
Feb 13, 2019, 11:14:24 PM
Reply #20733 on: Feb 13, 2019, 11:14:24 PM
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 :laugh:

"Hurry up, Vader!"
"A Sith Lord does not scamper, Govenor!"


Local Trouble
Feb 13, 2019, 11:26:08 PM
Reply #20734 on: Feb 13, 2019, 11:26:08 PM
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That's all?

I haven't read them all, I haven't read anything beyond ROTJ at all,
despite rave reviews regarding the Legends Thrawn Trilogy and other entries.

I bet you'd adore the Republic Commando novels.  Just a hunch.


The Old One
Feb 14, 2019, 02:07:02 AM
Reply #20735 on: Feb 14, 2019, 02:07:02 AM
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Perhaps.


Local Trouble
Feb 14, 2019, 05:29:01 AM
Reply #20736 on: Feb 14, 2019, 05:29:01 AM
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You just did it again, Morrigan.

G0-T0 or Illusive Man?


The Old One
Feb 14, 2019, 04:35:10 PM
Reply #20737 on: Feb 14, 2019, 04:35:10 PM
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T.I.M


« Last Edit: Feb 14, 2019, 06:46:08 PM by The Old One »




The Old One
Feb 14, 2019, 08:44:18 PM
Reply #20741 on: Feb 14, 2019, 08:44:18 PM
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You can't get better than Mauler's analysis true, but it's very lengthy.

I really appreciated the montage of previous believable Female heroes in the first video Robothead created, and never even thought about what a massive plot hole the entire chase is when they have thousands, if not more of Tie-Fighters aboard The Supremacy.


AhabPredator
Feb 14, 2019, 08:46:39 PM
Reply #20742 on: Feb 14, 2019, 08:46:39 PM
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You can't get better than Mauler's analysis true, but it's very lengthy.

I really appreciated the montage of previous believable Female heroes in the first video Robothead created, and never even thought about what a massive plot hole the entire chase is when they have thousands, if not more of Tie-Fighters aboard The Supremacy.

Or the fact they could jump ahead and block off escape. Microjumps in lightspeed can happen. Why did the dreadnought destroy the base on the planet and not the Raddus? Base isn't going anywhere.



Local Trouble
Feb 14, 2019, 09:08:19 PM
Reply #20744 on: Feb 14, 2019, 09:08:19 PM
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It's sad that the only remotely likable parts of TLJ were the ones featuring Luke and even those sucked.


 

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