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review 2017-11-14 01:31
William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back: Star Wars Part the Fifth
William Shakespeare's the Empire Striketh Back - Ian Doescher

Nay, nay! Try thou not.

But do thou or do thou not,

For there is no “try.”

~Yoda, Act III, Scene 7

 

Apparently I was not the only one put off by the excessive use of the Chorus in Verily, A New Hope. Enough people complained that Doescher mentioned it in the acknowledgments of this book and talked about how the criticism shaped his narrative approach moving forward. The improvement is vast. Many thanks to my fellow complainers who came before me. The squeaky wheels really do get the grease sometimes!

 

I went into this with a little trepidation. Empire is my favorite film of the original trilogy and I wasn’t sure I’d be able to stop my inner pedant from being hypercritical. Fortunately, Doescher hit his stride after tossing aside his chorus crutches and there wasn’t much fault to find in this one. What little faults there may be are insignificant next to the power of Yoda speaking some of my all-time favorite Star Wars quotes in haiku. That was about a million times more delightful than I thought it would be (and I thought it would be pretty damn delightful).

 

I’ll leave you with perhaps my favorite line of this play, which is not a line at all, but stage direction:

[Exit, pursued by a wampa

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text 2017-11-12 17:32
AVR Weekly News ~ 219th Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 219th Edition

 

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2017/11/avr-weekly-news-219th-edition.html
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review 2017-11-09 19:01
Dead in the Water (Welcome Back to Scumble River) - Denise Swanson

I don't know how this happened, but this is my first book by Denise Swanson. I see her books everywhere.

I am glad to say that I really liked this read. I sped right through and the ending had my heart beating very fast. Especially when the tornado was hitting everywhere, and I mean everywhere.

Good character development with lots of twists. 

I will definitely be reading more Denise Swanson books in the future.

Thanks to Sourcebooks Landmark and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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review 2017-11-09 04:14
Journey Back to Christmas: Based on the ... Journey Back to Christmas: Based on the Hallmark Channel Original Movie - Leigh Duncan

A WWII era nurse is transported in time to 2016, and meets a man who helps her discover the bonds of family and that the true meaning of Christmas is timeless.  This book is a heartwarming feel good easy read. I got a copy of this book from Netgalley.com and Hallmark Publishing.

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text 2017-11-05 15:02
AVR Weekly News ~ 218th Edition

AVR Weekly News ~ 218th Edition

I may have gone a tiny bit overboard on the freebies this week. *coughs*

 

Source: imavoraciousreader.blogspot.com/2017/11/avr-weekly-news-218th-edition.html
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