Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Publish date: April 3rd 2003
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Media Tie In
, Space Opera
, Star Wars
Series: Star Wars: Novelizations (#2)
It's Star Wars, therefore is great.
Why is it that novelisations of movies often seem to be extremely poor? This is a classic example. It's sparse without very much to add to the story or flesh out the characters, just a little without delving into any real characterisation. It could have been so much better.
"We'd be living a lie"Ten years have passed since Qui-Gon died, the Trade Federation blockaded Naboo, and young Anakin became a Padawan. Times have changed. Padme is now a Senator; Obi-Wan is a Jedi Knight; Anakin is a Padawan learner. The Republic is in turmoil as the Separatists, led by former Jed...
This was a bit better than the movie. I think it explains events better than the movie ever could have. However, it was only okay; even Salvatore couldn't have improved this piece of literature.
Didn't enjoy the book. It didn't add anything the movie didn't tell us. Salvatore is one of my favourite writer but writing a novelization is hard as hell because most of the time you've got nothing new to give the readers and so the movie wins.
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