Lit One Sentence or Less -- A FOREST APART

Discussion in 'Literature' started by CooperTFN, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    This is why Zuckuss is mentally ill.
  2. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Man, @cthugha comes in late and owns it.

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  3. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    This, too, is why Zuckuss is mentally ill.
  4. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    The book that holds before you the tantalizing prospect of a sentient weapon that feeds on human spirits (but not alien ones?) only to whisk it away, laughing in your face at the idea that you would ever take back-cover copy seriously.
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  5. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    If you took the front cover seriously, then you would have expected an appearance by Skippy the Jedi Droid.
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  6. Darth_Zandalor Force Ghost

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    A misleading cover blurb followed by two hundred pages of exposition and one surprisingly awesome action setpiece about two thirds in.
  7. fett 4 Chosen One

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    A book in which nothing pretty much happens and boringly at that
  8. Sinrebirth SWC and EUC Forum Moderator

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    Just more mind-boggling boredom.
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  9. Rilwen_Shadowflame Force Ghost

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    Despite crime lords, 'fates worse than death', and so on, we completely fail to see Boba Fett in a golden slave bikini, one of the few things that might have livened up a book which somehow gave us main characters whose professions entail action, violence and adventure, yet permitted them very few exciting moments of any kind.
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  10. cthugha Jedi Grand Master

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    If you were expecting Bounty Hunter Wars, a Slave Ship, or a sentient weapon that feeds on Human spirits, think again.
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  11. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Not gonna post an entry for this book because I barely remember it... as Havac's entry skillfully illustrates. I read this book less than a year ago, and I seriously don't remember any of this.
  12. COMPNOR Force Ghost

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    The book where the mere mention of sucking a planet dry and recoil had certain fanbois growing excited.
  13. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    That would be because it says on the back cover that Boba Fett will have to face a sentient weapon that feeds on human spirits, but . . . there's no such thing anywhere in the book. Congratulations, your memory is great!
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  14. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Ah... well, they're still not particularly memorable books. I liked the Vader and Xizor sections, though.
  15. mnjedi Jedi Grand Master

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    In a shining example of back-cover deception, we go in expecting a machine that eats human souls, while getting Boba Fett reminiscing about the time he had a staring contest with Xizor.
  16. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    @TrakNar pulls out, I believe, her first win.

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  17. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Zuckuss gets a bit more respect in this one, but again, it's the reason why he's mentally ill. :p
  18. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    Don't worry about the title; the bounty hunter porn is only metaphorical.
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  19. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Boba Fett finally reaches the star system Kuat to meet with Kuat of Kuat on one of Kuat Drive Yards' orbital shipyards surrounding the planet Kuat, and leaves him to die so we never have to see the word "Kuat" so damn much anymore.
  20. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    Did we really exhaust titles that can relate to Boba Fett in just two volumes?
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  21. mnjedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Boba Fett commanders a star destroyer and keeps it in one piece, proving that, yes, even Boba Fett is more qualified to rule the empire (or GA) than Dalaa.
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  22. cthugha Jedi Grand Master

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    SPOILER WARNING: Neelah's real name is Kateel of Kuhlvult, Prince Xizor didn't really order the attack on Luke's foster parents, and Boba Fett can pilot an ISD by himself -- not that any of this matters in the end.
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  23. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Oh, and Jeter actually read "Of Possible Futures" by this point, judging by the vague mention of it in the first chapter.
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  24. cthugha Jedi Grand Master

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    BTW, what's the Imperial Guard doing on the cover? Did someone at LFL decide to make this the most misleading series ever or what? :oops:
  25. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    I never realized how terrible those covers were. I guess Ruins of Dantooine should get a gold star for at least having a cover related to what was inside...
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