Should I read the Han Solo Adventures??

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Fluke_Groundwalker, Sep 28, 2001.

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  1. Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling

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    I recently bought a book from my friend. It had all three volumes of the Han Solo Adventures (I think that's what it's called) in one book.

    P.S. Did Brian Daley die or something??
  2. Kadue Jedi Knight

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    Definately read them, they are a fun trilogy.

    And yes, Daley has passed on.
  3. Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling

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    That's too bad. How did he die??
  4. Uhl Eharl Khoehng Jedi Master

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  5. Kadue Jedi Knight

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    I assume old age since he was around during the golden age of SF, but I'm not sure.
  6. Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master

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    Cancer. He was in his 30s or 40s. He died the day the RotJ radio drama was completed. The cast made a get-well tape for him, he never got to hear it.

    There is a very good article about him in Insider 55 or 54. Something around there. The world lost a great artist. I urge anyone to read the article.

    And yes, the books rock.
  7. Valiento Jedi Knight

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    Yes, definatly read them, I'm reading Lost Legacy for the first time, and enjoyed the previoust two books.
  8. Traders_Luck Jedi Youngling

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    ya all 3 book kick@$$

    you should read the han solo trilogy too
  9. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Yes; they are great entertainment,
  10. Valiento Jedi Knight

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    "Yes; they are great entertainment,"

    Yet the comma at the end of your unfinished sentence denotes, a kind of "but". So do you have negative views against them?
  11. Kadue Jedi Knight

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    Or bad typing skills?
  12. Binary_Sunset Jedi Grand Master

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    These three novels are my favorite EU after Splinter of the Mind's Eye.

    Daley absolutely nailed Han's personality. He gets it exactly right. This is precisely how you would imagine Han acting. I understand that Crispin's Han Solo books don't live up this standard.
  13. Ginger Jedi Grand Master

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    Great books, read them. Brian Daley also wrote the scripts for the radio dramas and he had a great feel for the Star Wars universe.
  14. DVader316 Jedi Knight

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    Yes, I was pleasantly surprised when I read the Han Solo Adventures. Brian Daley did an amazing job with Han, and these stories are among my favorites of all of the EU, Classic or otherwise.
  15. MAD6121 Jedi Youngling

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    yes they are great. i only read the first one and about 14 pages of the second book then stopped reading them for some reason. maybe i'll go back and finish em...nah.
  16. _Tenel_Ka_ Jedi Padawan

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    i really enjoyed crispin's triology... well, okay, i only read "The Hutt Gambit" and "Rebel Dawn" but they were good! it was great the way that Rebel Dawn ended right on Tatooine before him and Chewie met up with Luke and Kenobi. i still have yet to get my hands on the Han Solo Adventures
  17. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    I was tired and getting ready for bed...I accidentally hit the comma instead of the period...so frickin' sue me, okay... ;)
  18. Valiento Jedi Knight

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    So, your saying you only have positive views towards them, :D?
  19. Dev Sibwarra Jedi Padawan

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    I re-read them about a year ago, and I don't regret it. While the Han Solo Adventures have few long-term effects on continuity, they're still fun books.
  20. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Dev, they had many long term effects on continuity, they just didn't have many long term effect on GFFA itself.
  21. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    The books are great; I have them in a 1-volume set. Daley introduced so many important things to the GFFA, like Roa, Victory Star Destroyers, Z-95s, swoops and, of course, the Corporate Sector.
  22. Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master

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    Right Mastadge. Swoops! In the movies! So freakin' cool.
  23. Dev Sibwarra Jedi Padawan

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    Good point. Daley introduced some great ships and characters. However, one who skips over them won't be totally lost- you can read DFR without knowing exactly where Z-95's originated.

    Despite that, they're worth reading. Not because it will help you to read some other book which prepare you for VotF so that you can finally get around to NJO. The Han Solo Adventures are good books in and of themselves. Besides, Bantam published them in a one-volume set- that's over 500 pages of Star Wars for only $5.99.
  24. Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master

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    I thought Del Rey owned the rights to the Han Solo and Lando Calrissian Adventures. Not Bantam.
  25. Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling

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    To be precise, it's 564 pages long.

    And it's published by Del Rey.
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