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Star Wars The Approaching Storm

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2005

    Ehh....

    A fair read, good enough to keep my interest but not exciting enough to zip right through. Though I'm a fan of the movies, this is the first Star Wars novel I've read. I think this makes me a little more objective than many of the reviewers above, so here goes... The four protagonists shine in this novel. Obi-Wan and Anakin are familiar faces from the movies, and Foster writes them well, keeping them in character. Luminara Unduli, a Jedi, and Barriss Offee, her Padawan learner, are intriguing as well, easy to accept as partners to Obi-Wan and Anakin on this mission. The two aliens, Bulgan and Kyakta, are tolerable, necessary to move the story--though I think one of them should have been lost along the way. Two alien guides equal too much clutter. The Tooqui character was downright ridiculous, a piece of unnecessary fluff for the benefit of any children who might be reading. Mechanically, this is a rough novel at best. Dialogue attributes are lacking, making one often wonder who is speaking. Foster has a broad vocabulary, which is just fine...until he starts abusing the reader with unnecessary tedium. I'm sorry, but the word 'chary' should never be used in place of the far more common word 'wary'. For lack of a better word, that's just silly. The plot is very simple, the outcome predictable. I doubt very highly that this novel will wind up on anyone's shelf of fame (other than a few Star Wars junkies, that is). Nevertheless, it's a good book for the airplane or the waiting room--an entertaining time killer and a good workout for the visual side of your imagination.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2002

    Not bad, but could have been better

    This book, while not the greatest Star Wars novel ever written, is still pretty good. It moves VERY slow though. I agree with Chad somewhat, but the book isn't as horrible as he makes it out to be. I recommend checking this book out from the library rather that buying because it is boring and has NO point, albeit there are a few good parts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2002

    Lacking in action

    This book reminded me of watching Episode I. I was waiting for something major to happen but yet it just chugged along. I liked how it started painting a picture of Anakin but spent to much time on areas that could have been spent on others. After reading other Star Wars books I think this one needs to work on keeping the action and storyline a little more intense. Just my opinion...

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