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Lit A request from a novel hater.

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Big Bad Yoda Daddy, Sep 4, 2013.

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  1. Giovs

    Giovs Jedi Knight star 3

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  2. Giovs

    Giovs Jedi Knight star 3

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    Uh... sorry about the double posting, but there was an editing problem with my last message, that last part is me, not fett 4.
     
  3. HWK-290

    HWK-290 Jedi Padawan star 2

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    Wraith Squadron.

    With my dying breath.
     
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  4. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    No probs- though it should be possible to fix.

    Han does quite a bit. He saves Lando. He (accidentally) takes out Boba Fett. He comes up with the idea (masquerading as an AT-ST that gets the Imperials to open the back door again, that allows them to blow up the shield). And when he says "I won't get in the way"- that moment of real unselfishness shows he's finally willing to put Leia's happiness before his own.
     
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  5. Big Bad Yoda Daddy

    Big Bad Yoda Daddy Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Well, thank you all for your contributions. The general consensus seems to be for Stover, and since I've seen a few tips of the hat to a Yoda novel - I think I'll try that one. (Yoda's my favorite character, if I can't like a book about my favorite character by an author you guys say is the best, I will officially give up hope.) There are quite a few books on my list, but I may get this one done before Christmas. I'll post my thoughts here when I'm done, so if it's something you care about, go ahead and subscribe to the thread so that you don't have to check back for it. Thanks again!
     
  6. Cynical_Ben

    Cynical_Ben Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I haven't read Yoda: Dark Rendezvous either, but I've seen almost universal praise for it here in Lit, so, I can't say I fault you the choice. Heck, I might even pick it up at some point and read it in the midst of the series I'm trying to slog through.
     
  7. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Are you at Traitor yet?
     
  8. HWK-290

    HWK-290 Jedi Padawan star 2

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    ...blast it, man, his progress is in his signature.
     
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  9. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    He did Hero's Trial though and didn't update it. We talked about Vergere in the thread! SHE AIN'T IN RUIN!
     
  10. Cynical_Ben

    Cynical_Ben Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    FINE I UPDATED MY SIGNATURE DAD GOD
     
  11. Grey1

    Grey1 Host: 181st Imperial Discussion Group star 4 VIP

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    This thread makes me feel uncomfortable about the unread copy of Fatal Alliance that I bought for when it looked like the 181st might talk about it in January 2012 that's still sitting on my shelf.

    Also, Traitor.
     
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  12. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I liked Fatal Alliance, mostly because of Eldon Ax. I've got a couple of books to go before Traitor.
     
  13. Sable_Hart

    Sable_Hart Jedi Master star 4

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    The correct answer is Dark Rendezvous.

    ...

    My vengeance will be swift and without mercy. Prepare yourself.
     
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  14. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Fatal Alliance was a fun read imo. Really enjoyable. Traitor is really amazing but controversial. A couple read throughs are needed.
     
  15. DarthJenari

    DarthJenari Jedi Master star 4

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    I think Traitor is a must read for every Star Wars fan. Fatal Alliance, many didn't like (Though that seems to be true for the Old Republic series of novels in general) but I actually thought it was quite good. Each character introduced and focused upon was interesting enough to hold their own standalone in my opinion.
     
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  16. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Is it still controversial?
     
  17. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    How many threads have been derailed the past year because of Traitor? Several threads about Traitor isn't it?
     
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  18. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Threads get derailed for a lot of stuff.
     
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  19. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Any NJO, LOTF, FOTJ (possibly), any post NJO revamp thread that I can remember from the past year brings Vergere and Traitor up. Controversial.
     
  20. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Yet that controversy derives from the retcon laden nature of LOTF/FOTJ. And an NJO thread is naturally going to bring up Traitor.
     
  21. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Truer words.

    Anyway, Traitor is great and everything, and could maybe possibly hypothetically be as good as or better than YDR, but in terms of someone's first EU book? Someone who's been wary of the EU historically? There's no comparison.
     
  22. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    I think we've lost perspective on the importance of continuity to non-EU readers versus quality.

     
  23. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Touché. But that doesn't mean YDR isn't better. :p
     
  24. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    From my point of view, Traitor is better!
    [​IMG]
     
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  25. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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