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THE most revealing Star Wars novel EVER!!!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (Hardcover)
To be honest, it really depends on how you like your star wars novels!
This film novelisation really does go beyond the film. For example, the first chapter presents Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as the heroes of the galaxy on a grand scale, similiar to Achilles or Hector from the world of Homer. For pretty much the first (and last) time that i know of in the Star Wars universe, they are depicted as they should be; living legends, not only in the eyes of the Jedi, but in the eyes of the whole Republic! The films never quite acheived that scale of heroism.
There are plenty of great little insights here; none of them ground breaking, but what would you expect? I liked the fact that the book focused on the smaller details; for example, what the likes of Count Dooku and Mace Windu are really thinking as they fight for their lives, what style of lightsaber combat is being used etc etc. These are the reasons to read the book, if you're not bothered about those types of things, you won't gain much more than what the film has to offer.
Finally, in terms of style and structure, it is pretty decent actually. There were some moments of prose that managed to give me that familiar 'star wars hairs on the back of the neck' type thing!
Rather than being an alternative, the book is definately more of a companion to the film. If you love Star Wars, buy it. If not, it's unlikely to interest you.