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Star Wars: Geektionary: The Galaxy From A To Z Hardcover – 4 Oct 2018
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It's interesting to dip in and read about different things in the Star Wars multiverse. All kinds of aspects are covered; characters, droids, ships, planets. Nice little back stories on some characters/droids too, which you wouldn't pick up from watching the films.
A kind of cutdown Wookiepedia. Wonderful.
This is a small, A5, compact hardback that's worth the RRP. Being fluent in French, and often reading translated books, this is a rare one that was originally published in French where nothing has been lost in translation.
For a 26yo who normally grabs his phone or Alexa for any query these days, the fact that he grabbed this book and shut up for an hour or so, eschewing footy for a soak and a read, this says it all. It's pretty much an encyclopedia of all things SW, and son was pleased to see that there are several companion books, similarly priced. And, at the price, they're affordable as main presents, making them a twofer.
So, what’s the point of this book? Well, I find it easier and quicker to dip into than the website, and prefer to read longer texts off a printed page than a screen. When I’m discussing Star Wars, it’s nice to be able to go straight to this book and find the answer in seconds. It is still quicker than a website. That’s said, the website is dynamic and updated daily with new content, while this book is stuck at its publication date.
Still four stars for this book, because I like Star Wars books – tangible actual objects that are in my collection in a way no website could ever be. It adds something new and useful, and yes I do want good quality Star Wars reference books like this in my collection.
The pages themselves are not too flimsy and the print is clear, there are bolder larger text for titles and subtitles and each entry throughout. The book is alphabetically laid out and if you look up a reference which is dealt with under another heading it will refer you there, so for instance look up "Darth Vader" and it will refer you to "Anakin Skywalker".
The text is accompanied by line drawings of some of the characters or ships, all the more prominent characters, and their ships usually, are included in pictorial but its mainly a text based content rather than a pictorial format like some other guides I have seen to episodes of the Star Wars series.
I'm pretty sure that the book is more comprehensive than the movies, it definitely includes more than original trilogy but I think it concludes content from the novels. I could be mistaken though as I know that there debates about whether or not they are even canonical anymore following the release of Last Jedi and Rogue One. Whether you are new to the Star Wars universe or have been a fan for a while but are not just a super fan I would recommend this, its a cool read and will easily engage the interested reader. Mine will join my copy of the Jedi handbook on my bookshelf to read occasionally or check if I have a reference to look up and confirm. Recommended.
However it is jam packed with facts, figures, drawings, and pictures from the entire star wars universe. If you have a little one that loves the filme, they are going to love this and will devour it and then bore you with useless information lol
I enjoyed reading it, but then i am a fan.