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Should I read the Han Solo Adventures??

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

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  1. Fluke_Groundwalker

    Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling star 5

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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

    Kadue Jedi Knight star 5

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    Definately read them, they are a fun trilogy.

    And yes, Daley has passed on.
     
  3. Fluke_Groundwalker

    Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling star 5

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

    Uhl Eharl Khoehng Jedi Master star 3

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    i like them.
     
  5. Kadue

    Kadue Jedi Knight star 5

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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

    Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    Valiento Jedi Knight star 7

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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

    Traders_Luck Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Aug 7, 2001
    ya all 3 book kick@$$

    you should read the han solo trilogy too
     
  9. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes; they are great entertainment,
     
  10. Valiento

    Valiento Jedi Knight star 7

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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

    Kadue Jedi Knight star 5

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    Or bad typing skills?
     
  12. Binary_Sunset

    Binary_Sunset Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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

    Ginger Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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

    DVader316 Jedi Knight star 7

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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

    MAD6121 Jedi Youngling star 3

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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_

    _Tenel_Ka_ Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Valiento Jedi Knight star 7

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

    Dev Sibwarra Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling star 10

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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

    Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    Dev Sibwarra Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Wedge 88 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling star 5

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    To be precise, it's 564 pages long.

    And it's published by Del Rey.
     
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