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Lit Courtship: A rocky start

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Gorfy, Nov 6, 2013.

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  1. Gorfy

    Gorfy Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I have been attempting to read 'The Courtship of Princess Leia' for a few months now. I kept getting distracted by the Jedi academy trilogy and then reading some more of the NJO. But honestly I just haven't got into it yet. I'm just starting chapter 6 and I'm waiting for it to grab me. My question is...will it?
     
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  2. purplerain

    purplerain Jedi Knight star 4

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    Not unless you're obessed with Nightsisters and Kwi.
     
  3. Riven_JTAC

    Riven_JTAC Jedi Master star 4

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    Once you get to Dathomir it really picks up. I love the book, and even I think that the first few chapters are really slow.
    The Kwa aren't even mentioned in Courtship, if I recall correctly.
     
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  4. Gorfy

    Gorfy Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Great! Thanks, I'm determined not to let anything else distract me, even the counsellor droid thing xD
     
  5. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    The Kwi are apparently the degenerated descendents of the Kwa, and apparently first appeared in TCoPL. I wouldn't remember, its been so long since I read it, and it hasn't stuck with me like most of the rest of the Bantam run.
     
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  6. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Unless you really enjoy love triangles, and can buy into both the idea that Mon Mothma would try to push Leia into an arranged marriage and that Leia would consider leaving Han for Isolder...no.
     
  7. vadimk

    vadimk Jedi Knight star 1

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    The beginning is indeed very boring and out-of-character. But I really liked the Dathomir story, it was a very nice adventure.

    Although I'd love if the Zsinj story arc was resolved in Solo Command rather than CoPL, but of course it was a prequel to an existing ending.
     
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  8. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Poor Zsinj. It would have been neat had Allston wrote a novel paralleling the events of Courtship from an alternate perspective focusing on Zsinj. It would have been a more suitable ending for such a flamboyant character.
     
  9. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis

    The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    To paraphrase a great game, "Abort book, book is a failure."
     
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  10. Gorfy

    Gorfy Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I'm about 1/3 of the way through now and I'm definitely into it :) I was going to aim for half way tonight but I'm knackered.
     
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  11. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Although Luke gets an awesome line, something to the effect of, "If you don't remove your hands from this man, I'll remove them from you."
     
  12. Gorfy

    Gorfy Jedi Padawan star 1

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    "and if you do not take your hands off her, I will take your hands off you."
     
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  13. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Ah best line still has to be

    Han Solo - "Believe me, buddy, if I were you, I'd go right up there and ask her if she wants to ride on my rancor."
    :p
     
  14. Riven_JTAC

    Riven_JTAC Jedi Master star 4

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    Glad you're liking it.

    I feel like I should re-read it soon. I am in the midst of a Tom Clancy binge and then I have Scott Adams' new book below that on my stack... Might have to slip Courtship in there to get my Witches fix.
     
  15. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    "Do you know how many bones are in the human body? Well, triple that number and you'll know how many bones you'll have when I'm done with you."

    "You're...you're not gonna do this to my teeth, are you?"
     
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  16. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    And the worst line is...

    Nah, I can't even bring myself to type it.
     
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  17. Rogue_Follower

    Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Whuffa! Whuffa! Whuffa!
     
  18. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    Who said this one? Luke, Han, Isolder?
     
  19. Riven_JTAC

    Riven_JTAC Jedi Master star 4

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    I always thought that scene was... really odd.
     
  20. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    Gethzerion to Han
     
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  21. Revanfan1

    Revanfan1 Force Ghost star 6

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    I shoulda figured it was a Dathomiri.
     
  22. VanishingReality

    VanishingReality Jedi Knight star 3

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    "You can't just take men as slaves and mate with them any time you please!" - Reverse Psychology?
     
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  23. Gorfy

    Gorfy Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Up to chapter 18, enjoying it quite a lot
     
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  24. Riven_JTAC

    Riven_JTAC Jedi Master star 4

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    Out of curiosity, do you prefer the (good) Witches or the Nightsisters at this point?

    I am fascinated by the Witches. I got Courtship because I'd read of them on Wookiepedia before. I, like you, was disappointed by the start of the book. Fortunately, I did love the Dathomir portion of the book once the story got there.
     
  25. kataja

    kataja Jedi Master star 4

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    This book holds... the worst and the best about the Bantams. All the character's are OOC, the writing is pretty terrible - but there's an adventurous spirit and naivity about it that doesn't necesarily catch you, but that you can't but appreciate once you've struggled through it.

    I still hold the opinion it should be made a comic. To please the male audience - and to spare us from the poor efforts of psycology on the pages :p
     
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