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Star Wars Death Troopers

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

16 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

This is a must read!!!

Fast Pace, Thrilling, Intense, True to Star Wars, True to the Horror and a all around fun read I couldn't put down till I finished it :)

posted by MoidSki on October 14, 2009

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5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Average Zombie Novel

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
Predictable opening I guess but I just had to go there.
Even though I love the Star Wars movies I had never crossed paths with a Star Wars novel before. I had been meaning to for a long, long time but there was always somet...
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
Predictable opening I guess but I just had to go there.
Even though I love the Star Wars movies I had never crossed paths with a Star Wars novel before. I had been meaning to for a long, long time but there was always something else that took preference. Well, I finally shoved all other books aside and made time for Death Troopers.
Do you like zombies? Do you like Star Wars? Then, in theory at least, you would love Death Troopers as it's essentially a Star Wars zombie novel.
I liked the cover of the book as it was selling me on a more adult orientated novel. I didn't like that the cover of the book, when taken off and opened up showing the inside, doubled as a poster. I find it almost sacrilegious that someone even came up with the idea of making a poster out of a book cover. Book covers are meant to cover books and not be pinned to a wall.
So what about the story? Well, it's pretty much standard fare with a starship full of convicts contracting a virus, dying then coming back to life craving human flesh. I've never really understood why those who come back from the dead as zombies always crave human flesh? Why not carrots? Why not peanut butter? Always human flesh.
Anyhow, a few people happen to be immune one of which just happens to be a doctor who then goes on to make an anti-virus. That anti-virus is given to Han Solo and Chewbacca who don't actually appear in this novel until ninety-seven pages in. The novel itself is only 234 pages in length. The plot then revolves around Han, Chewie and a few other characters trying to make their escape and not being eaten by the zombies.
I'm sure my Star Wars novel virginity could have been given away to a more deserving read; one that would not leave me feeling unsatisfied and craving another novel to take to bed with me in order to satiate my literary desires. It's not that this book is terrible, it's just all very cliche and run of the mill. It started off well and the characters of Trig and Kale were promising. Unfortunately that promise was never fulfilled and I found myself not caring whether they lived or died. Of course, being a Star Wars novel there was never any doubt Han Solo and Chewbacca would survive so the supporting cast needed to be stronger.
If you're a big Star Wars fan then there's probably enough in this novel to keep you happy. If you're a zombie fan you will have read books like this countless times before. If you're a neutral then I wouldn't really recommend this novel at all.

posted by Marc74 on April 11, 2011

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  • Posted April 11, 2011

    Average Zombie Novel

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
    Predictable opening I guess but I just had to go there.
    Even though I love the Star Wars movies I had never crossed paths with a Star Wars novel before. I had been meaning to for a long, long time but there was always something else that took preference. Well, I finally shoved all other books aside and made time for Death Troopers.
    Do you like zombies? Do you like Star Wars? Then, in theory at least, you would love Death Troopers as it's essentially a Star Wars zombie novel.
    I liked the cover of the book as it was selling me on a more adult orientated novel. I didn't like that the cover of the book, when taken off and opened up showing the inside, doubled as a poster. I find it almost sacrilegious that someone even came up with the idea of making a poster out of a book cover. Book covers are meant to cover books and not be pinned to a wall.
    So what about the story? Well, it's pretty much standard fare with a starship full of convicts contracting a virus, dying then coming back to life craving human flesh. I've never really understood why those who come back from the dead as zombies always crave human flesh? Why not carrots? Why not peanut butter? Always human flesh.
    Anyhow, a few people happen to be immune one of which just happens to be a doctor who then goes on to make an anti-virus. That anti-virus is given to Han Solo and Chewbacca who don't actually appear in this novel until ninety-seven pages in. The novel itself is only 234 pages in length. The plot then revolves around Han, Chewie and a few other characters trying to make their escape and not being eaten by the zombies.
    I'm sure my Star Wars novel virginity could have been given away to a more deserving read; one that would not leave me feeling unsatisfied and craving another novel to take to bed with me in order to satiate my literary desires. It's not that this book is terrible, it's just all very cliche and run of the mill. It started off well and the characters of Trig and Kale were promising. Unfortunately that promise was never fulfilled and I found myself not caring whether they lived or died. Of course, being a Star Wars novel there was never any doubt Han Solo and Chewbacca would survive so the supporting cast needed to be stronger.
    If you're a big Star Wars fan then there's probably enough in this novel to keep you happy. If you're a zombie fan you will have read books like this countless times before. If you're a neutral then I wouldn't really recommend this novel at all.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2010

    The deepest thought in this book went into cover art.

    For the indiscriminate reader. Don't read. This is for little kids only. Star Wars is great and I read most of the books and am pretty forgiving..however, given that there are many, some are not that great-and this was definitely one of that unfortunate category. this book was lame. Okay for little kids still scared of zombies. used-up, washed-up, zombie theme. what a big disappointment. At least make storyline better and true to SW if using old theme, come on Joe! vampires and werewolves next? then you'd better become a much better writer and immerse yourself into the true Star Wars universe.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    BRAAAAAIIIIIIIIINNNNS...

    OMNOMNOM

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Creepy!

    The cover says it all. Creepy. This book was awfully creepy and the whole book people just kept dying in very gruesome ways. I wouldn't recommemd to. Just too bloody

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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