Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Written by George Lucas, the producer and writer of the STAR WARS trilogy, STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE tells the story of Luke Skywalker. Luke lives and works on his father's farm on the remote planet of Tatooine. Bored beyond belief, he yearns for adventures out among the stars, adventures that would... show more
Written by George Lucas, the producer and writer of the STAR WARS trilogy, STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE tells the story of Luke Skywalker. Luke lives and works on his father's farm on the remote planet of Tatooine. Bored beyond belief, he yearns for adventures out among the stars, adventures that would take him beyond the farthest galaxies to distant and alien worlds. But Luke gets more than he bargains for when he intercepts a cryptic message from a beautiful princess held captive by a dark and powerful warlord. Luke doesn't know who she is, but he knows he has to save her - and soon, because time is running out. Armed only with courage and the lightsaber that was his father's, Luke is catapulted into the middle of the most savage space war ever...and heads straight for a desperate encounter on the enemy battle station known as the Death Star...
Publish date: 1999
Pages no: 247
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...