Discussion in 'Pacific Regional Discussion' started by Sith_241, Mar 11, 2003.
I think we should begin at the beggining...it just makes life easier!
I think we should start with the Thrawn Trilogy since it was the first E.U book written!
Ok just check out the timeline.
Tails of the Jedi is a contenus comic book that is going to keep relessing. So I am thinking we should just stick with a book to start. Let me feger out the first one in the saga then we can vote on it.
I just like the Idea of reading books out of order, so we can get a bigger mix of authors in the list!
Unfortunately, I find little enough time as it is to follow my whole Star Wars hobby. Inasmuch, I try to read material that is relevant to the type of character(s) I portray. Concentrating on jedi and the force at this time is unnecessary in my reading imho. I will try to keep abreast of the suggested reading, but can't commit to it fully.
So i assume your reading the bounty hunter trilogy?
I'd suggest starting with the Timothy Zahn trilogy. It is generally touted as the best and they were the books that "started it all" back in 1991. If you want to get people hooked on the EU, those are the books to start with. The first EU book written was "Splinters of the Mind's Eye" which was written in 1978 I believe, while worth reading, it shouldn't be the first EU book people read for several reasons: there are many inconsistencies in the book (for example the book has two riders in a Y-Wing... that is impossible, it seats a single occupant), and there is "sexual tension" between Luke and Leia in that book as it was written before anyone knew that Luke and Leia were brother and sister. There are also Han Solo books that were written earlier, but again, read the Zahn books first.. if you do, the EU bug will bite you... it did me. I have read every Star Wars adult novel ever written (except for the Bounty Hunter Trilogy), and several of the children's novels as well.
I says start from the Beginning, skipping the whole Luke and Leia incest book. The Zahn trilogy is a nice place to start, but I think if you look at the timeline, as said earlier, and read those, we'll gain a much fuller sense of the history to the Star Wars Galaxy. As of now I have read all of the New Jedi Order books, but nothing else.
Exactly my thoughts..... Skip "Splinter" (the book was boring anyway...) but continue at the beggining...
Yeah I think oddy got what i am talking about.
Not the books in order of wene they were publisht but order of the Timeline.
I would say start at the begining of the time line(but skip splinter of the minds eye).
I agree w/ Flyboy....and it seems Anakina and Odde too.....