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Star Wars, Episode II - Attack of the Clones (Star Wars: Novelizations #2)

3.66 of 5 stars 3.66  ·  rating details  ·  5,302 ratings  ·  128 reviews
There is a great disturbance in the Force. . . . From the sleek ships of the glimmering Coruscant skyscape to the lush gardens of pastoral Naboo, dissent is roiling. The Republic is failing, even under the leadership of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, elected ten years earlier to save the crumbling government. Separatists threaten war, and the Senate is hopelessly divided, u ...more
Hardcover, 353 pages
Published October 29th 2002 by Del Rey (first published April 23rd 2002)
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Cian Beirdd
Apart from Zahn's trilogy this is probably my favorite Star Wars novel. Instead of trying to simply flesh out the scenes of the movie with details of color and sound (as is done with the first novel), this adaptation explains every badly edited scene and whiney sentence by the cast in a way that is immensely satisfying and could never have been done in a single movie. Having read the book, Padme's love for Anakin makes more sense, the clone army and the plot surrounding it are put in better cont ...more
Crystal Starr Light
"We'd be living a lie"
Ten years have passed since Qui-Gon died, the Trade Federation blockaded Naboo, and young Anakin became a Padawan. Times have changed. Padme is now a Senator; Obi-Wan is a Jedi Knight; Anakin is a Padawan learner. The Republic is in turmoil as the Separatists, led by former Jedi, Count Dooku, threaten to secede. An attempt on Padme's life leads the Jedi into startling discoveries...and possibly war.
NOTE: Based on audiobook and novel.
R. A. Salvatore is probably best known fo
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Rachel
Obviously, this book is the companion to the movie of the same title. It fills in some valuable additional background and character development that was absent in the film.

First: we get more of a view of Padme's mindset when Anakin comes back into her life. In the movie, it is clear that Anakin remembers Padme, not just fondly, but passionately. It is never made clear (even in the book) what place Anakin holds in Padme's heart when they meet again - whether he is simply a boy she remembers fondl
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Revan97
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones was a very enjoyable read. Even after having seen the movie probably a dozen times, I still found this novel very entertaining and engrossing.
Nobody can tell Star Wars like its creator, George Lucas. R.A. Salvatore did a fine job of adapting Lucas's masterpiece into a novel and I love that the book stays on track with the movie. Matthew Stover's Revenge of the Sith had quite a few differences from the movie and I found that to be somewhat distracting.
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Dlongtin
Daniel Longtin
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English 4 Pd. 6
January 30th, 2014
SSR Book Project #3
I read Star Wars Attack of the clones it was written by R. A. Salvatore. This Star Wars book is about Obi Wan, Anakin and Padme face the evils of Sith. The republic has been building a army for upcoming war. It's a great action story that every one would enjoy.
It was about a separatist group of star systems has broken off from the Republic, led by Count Dooku, a former Jedi. Their group is trying kill Padme a republi
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Jana
Oh man! I loved it. I was a SW fanatic. Books are so much better than movies, and I had THE biggest crush on Anakin Skywalker. When I connected Anakin’s face with Hayden Christensen’s, it was my real dose of nowadays Edward Cullen. Plus, I really like this book. R.A.Salvatore is a great writer, and this whole infatuated SW experience, with me being 20 or something was just great.
Kyle
Good book. Read it after I had watched the movie and they added a few parts that are kind of boring., but it describes some things a little more and clears up some questionable parts in the movie.
Lance Goff
Attack of the Clones really answered a lot of questions for me. I hate to admit it, but when I watched the movie I was "that guy" who didn't really understand who was doing what or why. For example, reading the book provided the details that explain why Dooku is building an army to fight the army his boss is trying to raise. It also goes more in depth as to the turmoil felt by Padme and Anakin as they deliberate whether or not to act on their feelings for one another. Obi-Wan's travels from Cour ...more
Kevin Xu
even my favorite author, R.A. Salvatore couldn't make a boring script any better
Leeanna
Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones, by R. A. Salvatore

While this is a novelization of the film, it is also more, as Salvatore fleshes out and adds to the "Attack of the Clones" story. He introduces readers to Padmé's family, Shmi Skywalker's new family, including Owen and Beru whom fans will remember as Luke's aunt and uncle, and just gives some great background information on lots of other aspects that fans will appreciate.

Personally, I enjoy reading this book rather than watching the
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Chad Warner
I'm a Star Wars fan, but I hadn't read the novelization of Episode II. So, I decided to give this a read. The writing quality was much higher than Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks.

The main reason I read the novelizations is because they contain more detail and explanation than the movies. The movies focus on action and special-effects, and don't leave a lot of room to explore the characters' motivations.

This book covered everything in the movie, as far as I remember. It a
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Jessica
Mostly this book just sucked. The scenes set on the moisture farm were okay, and the scenes featuring Obi-Wan were good, but every time the story came back around to Padme and Anakin making googly eyes at each other, I wanted to gut something. I really hated the way Padme's work in politics was considered somehow less important by her sister than having a family, the way that theme of 'you're worthless unless you have a family' ran through the plot. I couldn't reconcile that thinking with Padme' ...more
Inna
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Taylor
Brief Overview

It’s been about 10 years since the last “book” and young Anakin Skywalker is now a Jedi apprentice. He is a very outgoing person with a thirst for adventure. Meanwhile tensions in the senate about a “terrorist” organization called the Separatists are under serious debate. In addition a secret clone army has been built for a deliberate war scheme to remove the Jedi by a dark Sith lord. This clone army is to fight a “battle” with battle droids as the “enemy.” Anakin and his master Ob
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Victor Orozco
Very Good. A respectable adaptation of the Star Wars film. I liked how the author begins with Padme before her arrival to Naboo introducing us to her family. Not shown in the theatrical release this is probably a deleted scene that Lucas had felt removed the action from his sci-fi film. More scenes like this would follow with Padme and her family which were later found on DVD/Blu-Ray deleted scenes menus. Another good thing is how there are warm and happy scenes with the Lars family on Tatooine. ...more
Alex Telander
While the novelizations of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones is based on the story by George Lucas, and the screenplay by George Lucas and Jonathan Hales, it turns out to be even better than the famed movie at some points.

What is key to this book is being in the mind of these famous and infamous characters, and not simply watching them act and react around Lucas’s special effects. The novelizations really proves why books are ultimately always better than movies, and while novelizations
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Yves
L'attaque des Clones est un des films de Star Wars que les gens aiment le moins. Personnellement je ne le trouve pas si mauvais que ça. Pour la version en livre, elle est bien elle aussi. R.A. Salvatore est un bon écrivain et n'a pas trop mis l'accent sur les scènes d'amour, contrairement au film.

Lors de sa visite sur Coruscent, la sénatrice Amidala est victime d'un attentat à la bombe dont elle se sort indemne. Le Chancelier Palpatine envoie donc Anakin Skywalker et Obi-Wan Kenobi pour la proté
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Pokemon, Dragon Ball Z and Naruto
Ttile: Star Wars, Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Author: R.A. Salvatore
Genre: Sci Fi

While this is a novelization of the film, it is also more, as Salvatore fleshes out and adds to the "Attack of the Clones" story. He introduces readers to Padmé's family, Anakin Skywalker's new family, including Owen and Beru whom fans will remember as Luke's aunt and uncle, and just gives some great background information on lots of other aspects that fans will appreciate. Personally, I enjoy reading this boo
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Nisha
Nov 06, 2009 Nisha rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who just want to reexpereince the star wars saga, slowly
I have previously watched and enjoyed all the Star Wars movies (some more than others), which is why I was compelled to read the books. I wanted more details about the story and the emotions, but mostly just the 'who's who' part.

The first book was a disappointment and in comparison, this book was many times better. Even in this installment, its mostly just a recap of the movie, but there is a few more details and of course, more eloquence. The only draggy part was the recap of the fight scenes.
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Aziff
The whole point of a novel tie-in to a film is to fill in the gaps and expand on what the film can't. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones does so - to an extent. After that is where it just falls apart and becomes a boring read. I've watched the films and I buy novel tie-in sometimes to just glean extra context that the film couldn't. In most cases, I'm never disappointed. This one just doesn't cut it though. While Salvatore certainly does try to expand the scenes and characters (e.g. Padme Amidala' ...more
Hephaestus
Hephaestus' rating system:

5 Stars: The book went above and beyond my expectations, delivering a tremendous literary understanding while not sacrificing the pacing of a compelling story.

4 Stars: The book was everything I had hoped it would be, delivering a terrific story while not blowing my mind.

3 Stars: The book was average - which does NOT mean bad. The book may have been well written, but the story was nothing special.

2 Stars: The book was below average. It did not meet my expectations and
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steven
By and large, I regard Episode II as the worst movie in the new trilogy. This book mimics that status a little too well.

The trouble, I think, is that Salvatore did not change a single word of dialog. All the painful "romantic" words between Anakin and Padme are there, with very little attempt to make the scene better.

This rings true for the rest of the plot as well. The characters go about their plot-assigned duties, but it reads as if the actions were taken directly from the script. There's not
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Sonja
The writing quality of this novel can be conceptualizer with a single sentence.

"Again, the levity was much needed."

Embarrassed on the behalf of the author tbh. His style is more appropriate for a beginners creative writing workshop.
Karl
Never been much of a fan of the scifi/ well of this type. Much less StarWars but here recently became a fan of the series. Over time have had this book before and tried to read. But never could. Crazy as it sounds sometimes I will buy a book simply because of the cover but this was a good read
Lna26hp
Apasionante leer al fin algo de este increible mundo, además que el Episodio II me encanta. Y el libro no se limita a la peli en su totalidad, ya que profundiza un poco más en la madre de Anakin y en la relación de éste con Padme, por ejemplo, algo que es de agradecer. Y poder leer a Yoda o a Jar Jar Binks es tan freak xD
Branwen *Blaidd Drwg*
Mar 20, 2012 Branwen *Blaidd Drwg* rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans
This is my favorite out of all the Star Wars movies, so I was really excited to read this book! I was already familiar with R.A. Salvatore's work, since I am a fan of his Drizzt series, so reading this book felt like slipping somewhere warm, cozy, and familiar. What I really enjoyed the most about this book however, is that it is much more than a novelization which simply parrots back the dialogue from the film. The author really delves into the characters thoughts and feelings, deepening the ex ...more
Chris Zedick
Salvatore does an iffy job in this one. The story is definitely there, but there just seems to be a lack of interest built by the author for the characters
Ryan Tauber
A good book, and a fun read. Nothing truly fantastic though. Not typically a fan of R.A. Salvatore, but I enjoyed this novel of his.
Daniel Figueroa
Having seen the movies plenty of times, I must say some of the books are better. Every single scene from the movies is in here with precise details and a lot of extra drama going on as well like the depiction of the Lars family in much more detail than the movies not to mention the unfolding of Anakin and Padme's love. The most important factor that strikes me here is the fact that books can take time to contemplate a character's thoughts and emotions which movies cannot. The story is able to be ...more
Bryant Medlin
I read the book star wars attack of the clones. Anakin Skywalker is grown up and is sent back home beacause his mom is in trouble. When he goes back he finds that she has been takin and he is on a search to find her. When he find her she is dying and dies in his arms. Then he goes to save obi one kenobi. Obi one kenobi is Anakins master and is on a quest to figure out who is trying to kill the there young quenn.Both Anakin and obi one end up getting cought. They eventualy break free and they are ...more
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