The Star Wars Trilogy: A New Hope/The Empire Strikes Back/Return of the Jedi (Star Wars: Novelizations #4-6)
About twenty years ago, I found myself in a debate about the merits of the Star Wars Trilogy with a guy named Bill (at least I think that was his name. Let’s call him Bill) and my friend Dave. Bill was trying to convince us that the Tril ...more
All 3 novels in this book are based on George Lucas' movie scripts, but this is the only one actually authored by him. There are a couple scenes of Luke with Biggs Darklighter and other friends on Tatooine that weren't in the movi ...more
It was particularly nice to read some missing scenes we never got to see in the movies, like a few more moments in ...more
The Empire Strikes Back: This is almost literally the film's script with a few added adjectives. While the edgy, dark story is still intact, this novelization brings nothing new to the table. And also, Yoda is blue for some reason.
The Return of the Jedi: Easily one of the best Star Wars fi ...more
Ok, so the novels aren't great literature and Star Wars is meant to be watched, not read. But every fan will want this little hardcover edition of all three original trilogy novels. The novels follow the films pretty accurately, but at times the dialogue is slightly different. There's also a few added scenes ...more
George Lucas's Star Wars was the best of the bunch (which surprised me, given the brain-dead and cheesy dialogue he gave his characters to spout in the prequel trilogy). Donald F. Glut's The Empir ...more
I initially received this as a Christmas gift from some good friends of mine and I immediately began to crack down and read it. I'm a big Star Wars fan and I've never had a chance to read any novelization set in the original Galactic Civil War.
I was prepared to simply relive the Big Three, but became curious when I discovered that the novelization of A New Hope is actually the ORIGINAL Novelization from 1977 that was based on an earlier ...more
Acabei de terminar o livro que é composto pelas partes IV, V e VI, baseados nos filmes de George Lucas. Esses livros seguiram os roteiros originais e podemos ver claramente as cenas dos filmes em vários pontos.
No Livro "Uma Nova Esperança" o mais marcante é a amizade entre R2-D2 e C-3PO. Os dois vivem reclamando um do outro mas nunca deixam de "sentir saudade" de momentos de aventuras (não sei como droides podem conseguir isso...); vemos também um Luke Skywalker começan ...more
I expected a bit more of bonus content, but I guess I can't complain about a $8 book! Despite that, if you are a Star Wars fan, I guess you can't go wrong with this one.
Choose 4 stars because it is star wars, but the writing is juvenile, intended more for 14 year old than anyone else. It's taken from the scripts so it stays close to the story we all know. I like to read these to get some of the backstory and character details that are hard to fit into a movie script and it does not disappoint. There could be more of that but it wasn't entirely necessary. If you're a star wars fan and you haven't read this, you will enjoy it. If yo ...more
A New Hope - You could tell this was George Lucas' vision of the story the way he intended it to be. It included some scenes and bits that weren't in the film. Not very well written but had imagination.
Empire Strikes Back - The weakest of the three. Not very well written; this felt like a novelization of exactly what happened in the film. Nothing stood out as unique or worth reading ...more
Not too long ago I got the urge to read a Star Wars novel. I’ve never read one before but I’ve got a friend who has read at least 25 and he’s still reading more. Now, he’s a much bigger fan of Star Wars than I but you don’t read 25 novels if none of the first few are actually good. I must confess I have read a Star Wars novel but it was before I went to high school and I don’t remember much. It wasn’t very big and all I rememb ...more
A New Hope:
Is it terrible that I didn't much care for George Lucas' writing? I don't know exactly what it was, but his writing didn't really do much for me. He had several strange phrases...more
I would not say that George Lucas is an excellent writer. He has a bad habit of slowing down the slow sections by adding more description. This book is nearly a word-for-word transcription of the movie, with a few extras added in here and there. If you are a fan of the movie, it is worth your time to read, if you have nothing better to do.
The Empire Strikes Back
This book has its good and bad parts, just like the first one. I would say that I like this writer's prose better, although th ...more
Let's start with Episode IV and it's more awesome back story.
Obi-wan says,"Vader used the training I gave him and the force for evil, to help the later corrupt Emperors. With the Jedi Knights disbanded, disorganized, or dead, there were few to oppose him. Toda ...more
Then I was forced to watch Star Wars and I had an epiphany. InstantStar Wars Love. I begged my Californ ...more