Star Wars: Death Troopers (Star Wars)
a little background info to explain the above..
as a kid, i was an avid book reader. you put it in front of me, and...more
- I haven’t read any Star Wars novels before, but this one fit other fictionalizations of the SW universe that I’ve encountered (comics, video games, the RPG). It assumes the reader knows the universe well, but doesn...more
So when I heard such good stuff about this book, I was like "Well, let's find and see what we can about it." There were some fan-ma...more
I suspect this is one of those books which people will either love or hate. If you're a zombie fan, then you'll probably love this; if you hate zombies, you won't like this book. I'm not a die-hard reader of Star Wars books, but I'm a huge zombie fan so I had to give this a try.
There's nothing new here, I'll say that right now, but in this case the old works just fine. People trapped on a small ship, the crew dying around them, corpses disappearing, and then th...more
When the Imperial prison barge Purge–temporary home to five hundred of the galaxy’s most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thieves–breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back–bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways...more
I was also unsatisfied with the ending. Still and all it held my attention. It was also cool to see Han and Chewbacca. Both are well written and act the way you'd expect them to...more
Un Wookie Zombie no es cosa de broma
Nuestros viejos amigos viajan “cómodamente” en las celdas de aislamiento de la nave prisión imperial “Purga”. A bo...more
We follow the remnants of the inmates of an Imperial prison ship and its crew, as they attempt to find a way to survive an enemy that has never been seen before. It's short, and there isn't much character development, but there isn't supposed to be. It's designed as a short, action-intensive easy read that's supposed to...more
Author Joe Schreiber makes his Star Wars debut with this awesome zombie-plus-Star Wars novel that makes the Rakghoul Plague and the Geonosian Brain Worm look like Padawan training.
Reading Death Troopers was a complete joyride. To go through an epic plot with flesh-eating zombies roaming around the setting of a derelict Star Destroyer was something that just tug...more
Imagine zombies roaming around in the Star Wars galaxy, and this is the outcome. The plot itself is nothing new: a ship met some malfunction, stalled in the middle of nowhere, met a ghost ship, entered and bring back unspeakable horrors (you know what it is), everyone become zombies, a few protagonists died, a few finally survived and left, blah blah blah... Well, at least that is the gist of it. Sounds familiar? If it do...more
The story is set just prior to the events from "A Ne...more
It was....ok. The biggest problem I seem to have is "WHY"? What is the point of this book? It honestly seems to have been created simply to capitalize on the zombie craze, and has little to no other merit. There are several charact...more
Although slightly on the silly side and a little bit simple (probably due to the age demographic of the audience) it was a fun read. All the Star Wars elements were there and the plot left hings open for more...I WANT MORE!!!
The Imperial prison barge Purge, temporary home to five hundred of the galaxy's most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels and thieves, breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of spac...more
What more could I ask for?
Let me lay it out. The plot could be anything, be it aliens, zombies, whatever. It doesn't feel very StarWars to begin with. Yes, Han is there, and no, that's not a spoiler. Sadly, that's actually a saving grace, as without him and Chewie, this book would have been even more dreadful and would have gotten a one star rating.
This book is full of things that happen as a coincidence, yet instead of happening onc...more
There were some really good points to this book. The ship's doctor's experience working on an Imperial prison barge is about as politically deep as the Star Wars universe gets at its best, providing an introduction to critiques of the prison industrial complex. While it's not like reading an Angela Davis or bell h...more
The most striking thing about the book is the cover. A bloody battered stormtrooper helmet bloodied, cracked and hanging by a hook thru one of the lenses from a chain. Immeditaly one can see this is not your typical Star Wars story. The...more
If you love Star Wars, you’ll really like this book.
And if your two favourite things in the entire world happen to be zombies AND Star Wars, you’ll probably have an orgasm before you finish reading the first chapter.
I was originally drawn to this book by the cover, and by the fact that I needed an audio book to listen to on a long drive, and this filled my three criteria: it was unabridged, around 6 hours in length, and looked interesting.
Mr. Schreiber is a competent writer. There were no glaring mistakes or serious plot holes. The...more
Schreiber uses a simplistic zombie formula: the virus. As zombie lovers know, zombies are usually created by spells(people waking the undead who suddenly develop a thirst for brains or voodoo), or virus(contagious through bite etc.). The rage virus is kind of a cheater zombie, but Schreiber uses the classic. It's a virus that...more
First problem is that I’m genuinely not a fan of the horror genre. I like the occasional horror movie but I skip all the torture porn, green filter wannabe ghost scary, splatter fest 30 year old reboot give me your money for something you’ve seen before crap. IF it’s good I’m very into it, but the kind of...more
The inclusion of two characters famous from the movies [I won't mention their names, as to not spoil it:] was rather pointless, especially since Death Tro...more