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Lit KENOBI by John Jackson Miller: The Official Discussion Thread (Spoilers Allowed)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Havac, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. JediMara77

    JediMara77 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    That's true. BUT NOT BECAUSE LUKE ATE IT. :(
     
  2. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Now, now...I'm sure they sent him to a nice dune upstate where he could run around.
     
  3. EECHUUTA

    EECHUUTA Jedi Master star 4

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    That's what I thought too. The main campus was on Alderaan, but likely they would be on one of the 10 planets instead of there. Kind of how students go to study wildlife in Africa, yet still are affiliated with a main campus or university.
     
  4. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    The farm story doesn't work when they already live on a farm.
     
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  5. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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  6. Jabari

    Jabari Jedi Master star 1

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    Now I've got the My Little Pony theme song stuck in my head....

    My Little Eopie...My Little Eopie
    What will today's adventure be?
    My Little Eopie...My Little Eopie
    Will there be exciting sights to see?
    Where will you wander? Hither and yonder
    Letting your heart be your guide
    My Little Eopie...My Little Eopie
    I'll be there right by your side
    I'll be there right by your side
     
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  7. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well, what an absolute pleasure that was.

    The book, I mean. Not the My Little Eopie song.
     
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  8. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    You monster.
     
  9. Obie-2-Kenobi

    Obie-2-Kenobi Jedi Knight star 2

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    I have been purposefully avoiding this thread for fear of eyeballing even an accidental spoiler!! Like all new SW that I have in the past looked forward to (which sadly to say this is the first in a while), I tend to get the item and devour it in the first or second night of owning it them I end up kind of...."it's already over!!" But I have been taking my time with this one! I am on chapter 18!! And it's pretty good so far.
     
  10. Basilews

    Basilews Jedi Master star 1

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    In Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi it is said that Ben eventually sold his eopie to Jawas as he decided that he don't need it enymore. (And evidently travelled with Jawa afterwards). Weird, he seem to be so fond of that animal.
     
  11. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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    As he puts it in the RoTS novel:

    "Being a Jedi means allowing things—even things we love—to pass out of our lives."
     
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  12. JediMara77

    JediMara77 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    So the baby still could've made its way to Luke. :D
     
  13. MistrX

    MistrX Jedi Master star 4

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    Ah man, I missed those. Or maybe I just don't remember them.
     
  14. JABrown

    JABrown Jedi Master star 1

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    I really enjoyed it! Not what I was expecting at first, but seeing this part of Kenobi's life, especially since it was told almost exclusively through the eyes of these other characters, was a real pleasure. Miller did a great job.
     
  15. Freelancer257

    Freelancer257 Jedi Master star 1

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    I thought this was terrific - excellent characterisation, which really puts you in the heads of Obi-Wan, the Tuskens and the settlers. The relatively small-scale conflict comes as a welcome change after the epic multi-book series which we've had in recent years. Given the setting - almost immediately after ROTS, with Obi-Wan in hiding from the Empire - it's not realistic to expect that this novel would be yet another one dealing with the fate of the galaxy. Were people expecting that the Tuskens would develop a superweapon during the course of the story?

    I also liked how tropes from Westerns were transposed to a Star Wars setting, such as rescuing a rider from a runaway mount, raising a posse and facing a cattle stampede. The novel felt like it tied with the Tatooine section of ANH. Obi-Wan's meeting with Annileen mirrors his meeting with Luke.

    Orrin Gault's fate is extremely nasty and memorable as he becomes the thing which he hated, just like Anakin before him.
     
  16. Obie-2-Kenobi

    Obie-2-Kenobi Jedi Knight star 2

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    This probably belongs in the "Literature Casting Call" thread but:

    Orrin Gualt = Ray Stevenson!!!
     
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  17. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Gerald McRaney. But that could just be Deadwood talking.
     
  18. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Now you will witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational Bantha Gun!
     
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  19. MistrX

    MistrX Jedi Master star 4

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    I was picturing Redford myself. Probably back in his Sundance days. Though Jedi Journals' interview with JJM mentioned Sam Neill, which I thought worked, too.
     
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  20. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Not reading any of the other comments, but just dumping this here:
    A third of the way through now, and I have grown to like the choice of not having the novel appear from Obi-Wan's POV at all, except in his meditations with Qui-Gon's spirit.
    The subtle continuity is great in this novel, by the way; Star Wars: Obi-Wan, a little-known Xbox game from 2001 has been referenced, to my delight. And this wasn't a "hey Master, remember that time I killed all those Tuskens during the Naboo crisis?", it was really well done.
     
  21. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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    My opinion as a non-fan of the EU is that this was a good book and I'll buy more if there are sequels. I totally nerded out with the Mosep Binneed cameo. That was the original Jabba not a stand in and had to be retconned because of ROTJ.
     
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  22. pronker

    pronker Jedi Master star 4

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    Miller seemed to have such fun writing this, you could tell. Add the humorous touches to the strong plot and characters, and it was a happy read over 3 days. Others have asked what makes a good SW novel, and to me, it's three things: Jedi, lightsabers, the Force.

    I did hope that Veeka would be kidnapped/adopted into the Sandpeople, however.
     
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  23. jedimaster203

    jedimaster203 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I've been somewhat avoiding this thread. I have an hour and a half left in the audiobook.

    I just wanted to noted that his is one of the few novels that made me emotional. I didn't start bawling or anything, but its very rare when I actually feel, in my soul, the hurt of the character. I'm referring, specifically, to the meditation where Obi-wan realizes that he has, quite literally, lost every friend he ever had. The jedi were his family, and they're all dead now.

    Just, ya know, wow.

    I don't necessarily know why its so poignant for me, but I was driving along and nearly had to pull over because I was so moved by that section. If I wasn't sold on JJM as a novelist before that, I am now.
     
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  24. LarryG

    LarryG Jedi Knight star 1

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    Who needs meth when you can have magic, tasty water. The best water ever. Really. This is how Obi Wan will be sustained. With the best... water... ever.
     
  25. DigitalMessiah

    DigitalMessiah Chosen One star 6

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    The water must flow.