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Attack of the Clones (Classic Star Wars (Paperback))
Attack of the Clones (Classic Star Wars (Paperback))
by R a Salvatore
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars not the best, but good enough, 11 April 2006
This is a decent enough read, faithful to the on-screen action and dialogue, and including all the deleted scenes from the DVD. However, it is a little too faithful to the screenplay for me, and doesn't really live up to the extensive plot and character development in the Matthew Stover novelisation of ROTS. Hence it tends to feel a little too much like 'the film in words', not really venturing beyond the family entertainment genre and leaving me craving just a little more adult bite from it. There are also instances where the writing style is not particularly elegant, contributing to the 'film of the book' feel and preventing it from standing on its own as a good sci-fi/fantasy novel.
One very good thing about this version though is the much-needed emphasis on Padme - her history, political career, why she is such an influential figure, and most of all her reaction and subsequent interaction with a now grown-up Anakin, all things which were never fully explored in the film. Overall, the book did help to dispel the initial disappointment I had when the film was first released and I remain as dedicated a Star Wars fan as ever.

Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith
Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith
by Matthew Stover
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best of the prequel novelisations, 11 April 2006
If, like me, you are a dedicated Star Wars fan and therefore find that you just crave more information about the characters, history, Jedi Order, plotlines etc., that the films just can't explain in two hours - then the novelisations might just satiate your appetite (after that you'll have to make it up yourself)
This one is the best of the prequels, suitable for grown up fans of the original Star Wars saga. The book is based on the George Lucas screenplay, and so rather than follow the film scene-by-scene, the book departs suitably enough to make it feel like a dam good sci-fi read rather than just the film in words. Enjoy!

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