cant......do it

Discussion in 'Literature' started by slimybug, Sep 21, 2001.

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  1. slimybug Force Ghost

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    Aug 14, 2001
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    cant fiish SOTE. too...boring.
  2. Sturm Antilles Former Manager

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    Jun 22, 2000
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    That was like me on Mandalorian Armor.

    I originally read SOTE in 3 days. This summer when I reread it, it took me a week. Although I did take breaks for a few days without reading.

    After I'm done with the Bounty Hunter Wars, rereading the Black Fleet Crisis, tackling the last 2 X-wing books and the Junior and Young Jedi Knights, I'll FINALLY start on the NJO...I haven't read any of it yet, and I'll finally be able to join these discussions about it.
  3. Galleon Jedi Knight

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    Aug 26, 2001
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    I had to force my self to finish the first book in the Lando Calrissian adventures and have yet to read the last two books, that was about two years ago and I'm not planning to read them.
  4. Sturm Antilles Former Manager

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    Jun 22, 2000
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    I've never given up on a SW book before. I always finish what I start, even if it takes months.

    The longest I ever took was when I reread Showdown at Centerpoint in 1999. I started it in April that year. That summer, I struggled through the TPM novelization ( God that was boring ) for a month, then finally finished Showdown in October 2000.
  5. slimybug Force Ghost

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    Aug 14, 2001
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    I worked on Rogue Planet for three weeks, then had to return it to he library before i was halfway through, I just checked it out again and i havnt read it in a week.
  6. TalonCard •Author: Slave Pits of Lorrd •TFN EU Staff

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    Jan 31, 2001
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    Isn't that funny? I loved TLCA and TCT. I wonder what I'll think of TBHW...

    TC
  7. Sturm Antilles Former Manager

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    Jun 22, 2000
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    I love all SW novels, including the Lando Adventures...It's just that when I read something again, a couple years later, and I already know the basic plot, it's not as exciting and a quick read as that first time. Naturally.
  8. AdmiralZaarin Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 8, 2001
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    I've only given up on one...Truce at Bakura.
    I tore through Jedi Search and TLC. I got them on Monday, and its Saturday today and I've finished them both! Thats fast for me. Mind you, I had school and didn't read during it.
  9. Daughter_Of_TheForce Jedi Master

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    Sep 1, 2001
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    I thought I was the only one who gave up on SotE.
  10. Galleon Jedi Knight

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    Aug 26, 2001
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    So are the last two books of TLCA better then the first one, because if they are I may read them.
  11. MAD6121 Jedi Knight

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    Sep 18, 2000
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    I have the same problem with Rogue Planet. I just couldn't get into. Whta I read was boring.
  12. Genghis12 Manager Emeritus

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    The closest SW book I've come to giving up entirely on was Vision of the Future. IMO, it's quite possibly the only SW novel without any redeeming qualities to it whatsoever.
  13. JWK Jedi Master

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    Jul 18, 2000
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    Planet of Twilight was the only I had to force myself to finish.
  14. slimybug Force Ghost

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    Aug 14, 2001
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    towards the ending of TCOPL it got so boring and I had to force myself to finish it. but i did.
  15. Savant Jedi Knight

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    The ANH novelization...it's hard to get into a book when you know the plot like the back of your hand...
  16. RogueJaina Jedi Master

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    Jul 6, 2001
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    Galleon- the second book isn't much better, but I really liked the last one.
  17. DarthSeti5 Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 6, 2001
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    Children of the Jedi. I got half way through and admitted defeat.
  18. Galleon Jedi Knight

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    Thanks RogueJaina, I'll probably read them sometime.
  19. slimybug Force Ghost

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    Aug 14, 2001
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    Truce at Bakura, i didnt get a quarter through.
  20. LoveisSuicideSP Jedi Master

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    Apr 23, 2001
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    Hmmm, probably the book i have come closest to not finishing is Jedi Eclipse. Every other Star Wars book i have finished easily, but i haven't read children of the jedi or any of those books.
  21. DarthBinksApocalpyse Jedi Master

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    Jul 27, 2001
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    I hate the EU so very very much, but every once and a while a book may be interesting. I used to be into the EU, and I have SOTE, but I don't remember ever quite finishing it, and I didn't remember why.

    So the other day, I picked it up and decided to reread it all the way through, because I couldnt' remember anythign from it.

    Then I realized, nothing to remember, I'm a fast reader, but in three days, i'm only up to page 60, it's just too much torture.
  22. Sturm Antilles Former Manager

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    Jun 22, 2000
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    Binks...it happens. Even to us EU fans.

    Here's the ones most of us don't like much, or usually have to struggle through :

    - Children of the Jedi
    - Darksaber
    - Planet of Twilight
    - The Courtship of Princess Leia
    - Shadows of the Empire
    - Rogue Planet

    - The Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy
    - The Truce at Bakura
    - The Crystal Star
    - The Lando Calrissian Adventures

    - The Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy
    - The Corellian Trilogy

    Here's ones that EU fans usually love and burn right through...

    - Most NJO books
    - Darth Maul : Shadow Hunter
    - I, Jedi
    - Cloak of Deception

    - The Han Solo Trilogy
    - Any X-wing book
    - The Thrawn trilogy
    - The Hand of Thrawn duology
  23. JediStryker Jedi Master

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    Mar 5, 2000
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    I finished all but the Corellian Trilogy. Blech.
    SotE was pretty bad, and I never understood how it became so popular. I mean, a video game, etc. People were talking about how a movie was gonna be made out of it. Never understood.
    I also didn't really get into any of the KJA novels, although the Academy trilogy wasn't bad when I first read it.
  24. Sturm Antilles Former Manager

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    Jun 22, 2000
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    Tastes vary.

    As for SOTE, it was always touted as a "movie without the movie", simply because it was a multimedia project. It was used to build excitement for the SE trilogy in '97, as well as a testbed for cross-company marketing and development prior to the SE's and Prequel trilogy.

    I enjoyed the novel. It was simple yet effective. Reminded me of the movies, and it set up ROTJ perfectly. I still haven't played much of the videogame, but my girlfriend has it, and I have the comic TPB. That was good as well, although Kilian Plunkett's art has improved since.
  25. LoveisSuicideSP Jedi Master

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    Apr 23, 2001
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    Hey, I liked Shadows of the Empire! I just had trouble with the Luceno NJO books.
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