Thursday, April 28, 2005

Revenge of the Sith- Matthew Stover

This is one of the better novelizations in the Star wars genre. Matthew does an excellent job with visualization in this book. The characters are faithful to the canon. essentially it is the story of the final fall of the old republic. it is also the story of the fall of Anakin Skywalker and the rise of Darth Vader. The storyline is dark, but suffused with a quirky sense of humor. one example is a scene reminiscent of one from Monty Python"s "The Holy Grail" involving the Black Knight! You Monty Python fans will recognize it immediately. Those of you not familiar will just have to see "The Holy Grail" to find out! All in all, I did enjoy the book more than I did most of the "Star Wars" books that have been published. It is somewhat formulaic, but that's the nature of the beast in this milieu. Definately check out the book. It's not the best I've read, but it certainly is a fun read!

Rating: @@@@


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