In honor of the Essential Reader's Companion, I thought it would be a fun game to compose our own novel summaries, but for those busy professionals out there who can't swallow a 500-page guide. So let's see if we can boil these suckers down into one sentence or less. By "or less", I mean that you get bonus theoretical points for brevity - if you can do a phrase, even better. That said, I'm gonna go ahead and declare 1-3 words off-limits, because I can see a lot of people just saying "crap" or "best book ever" rather than actually summarizing. The goal here is to honestly encapsulate the gist of a book as briefly as possible. Readers vote for their favorite via likes, and each round should continue for at least a day or two, depending on whether a clear frontrunner emerges. I may or may not babysit this thing extensively, so if a given round seems to be over, anyone who wants to move on to the next is free to do so. Personally, I'm gonna go roughly chronological starting at Endor, but we can pretty much do any order we feel like - and both novels and comics at will. Once we get a bunch of winners I want to actually compile them into some kind of document, so while cleverness counts, try not to be so ridiculous that your sentence isn't actually helpful. Okay, The Truce at Bakura. Go.