Star Wars: A New Hope
Finally, the novel of the movie STAR WARS is available with its original title (STAR WARS: A NEW HOPELuke Skywalker lived and worked on his uncle's farm on the remote planet of Tatooine--and he was bored beyond belief. He yearned for adventures out among the stars, adventures that would take him... show more
Finally, the novel of the movie STAR WARS is available with its original title (STAR WARS: A NEW HOPELuke Skywalker lived and worked on his uncle's farm on the remote planet of Tatooine--and he was bored beyond belief. He yearned for adventures out among the stars, adventures that would take him beyond the farthest galaxies to distant and alien worlds.But Luke got more than he bargained for when he intercepted a cryptic message from a beautiful princess held captive by a dark and powerful warlord. Luke didn't know who she was, but he knew he had to save her--and soon, because time was running out.Armed only with courage and with the lightsaber that had been his father's, Luke was catapulted into the middle of the most savage space war ever...and headed straight for a desperate encounter on the enemy battle station known as the Death Star (MORE THAN 5 MILLION COPIES IN PRINT!
Publish date: August 29th 1995
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 260
Edition language: English
Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Media Tie In
, Space Opera
, Star Wars
Series: Star Wars: Novelizations (#4)
This book was the novelization of the original Star Wars movie. I have not seen the movie in quite some time, but other than a few very minor points, I think this followed the film completely. It was entertaining to read and as books tend to do, it had the reader look more deeply into the thoughts...
I thought this was a good book adaptation of a movie (a lot of them are dodgy). I believe that Alan Dean Foster contributed to it??? (not 100% sure, though). It certainly doesn't seem George Lucas' style of writing, but I guess it could be. Whatever the case, it is well written and I have read it ma...
Re-reading this book (and series) for review purposes.
"If not stopped soon enough, evil eventually reaches out to engulf all men."Luke Skywalker, a young farm lad on the remote world of Tatooine, discovers two mysterious droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO. R2-D2 contains a message of a beautiful woman, Princess Leia, who is in danger and requires the aid of Jedi ...
As a novelisation, this book falls far short. As an independent work of science-fiction, it falls even shorter. Alan Dean Foster is capable of far better than this.The book itself is scene-for-scene a replication of the movie, which often feels awkward. The writing itself overflows with pointless...
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