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Lit Star Wars: Kenobi by John Jackson Miller

Discussion in 'Literature' started by DarthJenari, Oct 12, 2012.

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  1. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    I'll admit I was skimming the page and read "He must stop being Obi-Wan- and become like Darth Plagueis!" at first glance.

    Obi-Wan's really starting to become a sort of internationalgalactic man of mystery. Disguises here and there, women there and here. Betta watch yo back, Cross my man.
     
  2. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    This is around the time when we usually see a cover; I wonder if that original piece still has a chance or if they're definitively working on something new. JohnJacksonMiller?
     
  3. _Catherine_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I got embarrassed reading this.
     
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  4. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Someone needs to fire the people writing these blurbs, they seem to be getting worse with each book. o_O
     
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  5. Manisphere

    Manisphere Jedi Master star 5

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    Nothing is as incomprehensible as the Crucible blurb. Nothing.
     
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  6. Sable_Hart

    Sable_Hart Jedi Master star 4

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    Good to see I'm not the only one. That was terrible; no glimpse of a plot in sight.
     
  7. TheRedBlade

    TheRedBlade Jedi Master star 4

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    I don't see how they'll come up with a better idea than the original artwork we were shown. Then again, this is the company that gave us the cover of Millennium Falcon.
     
  8. Jedifirefly5

    Jedifirefly5 Jedi Knight star 2

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    I see "Ben" sprawled naked in the street drunk and singing loudly.
     
  9. Cad Bane

    Cad Bane Jedi Youngling

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    "The greatest hero in the galaxy faces his toughest challenge yet: He must stop being Obi-Wan-and become Crazy Old Ben."

    Just think - in the right hands this could have been one of the greatest comedy novels ever. I'm picturing Crazy Old Ben going on drunken sprees and sleeping with Jawa Hookers.
     
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  10. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    Jawa Hookers...? [face_plain]
     
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  11. Cad Bane

    Cad Bane Jedi Youngling

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    Yes I totally went there.

    Utini!
     
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  12. JediMatteus

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    In this original novel set between the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV A New Hope, Obi-Wan Kenobi comes to the aid of the residents of Tatooine during his exile. But he struggles with his new mission when he realizes that protecting Luke Skywalker-the last hope of the galaxy-means setting aside his compassion and his Jedi warrior training, for the future of the galaxy lies not with Obi-Wan Kenobi, but with a mystical desert recluse known only by the name of Crazy Old Ben."

    well some of this is covered in the Life and Legend of Obi Wan. i don't see how this novel is going to offer much
     
  13. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Considering this is JJM we're talking about, perhaps Zutton will team up with Obi-Wan. That can offer a lot more than Windham's book. :p
     
  14. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    Same way as Darth Plagueis, Star Wood, LSatSoM and numerous other stories written about existing characters in existing eras with existing stories and existing endpoints have been able to offer something.
     
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  15. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    They really want to ride with Plagueis' fame, don't they? Other than being a Star Wars novel, this book doesn't look like Darth Plagueis at all.
     
  16. Chewbacca89

    Chewbacca89 Jedi Master star 5

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    *cough* pessimists *cough*
     
  17. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Foul Ole Ben roamed the streets of Mos Eisley, a half-empty bottle of Bearhugger's Finest clutched to his chest, muttering: "Buggrit, hand and shrimp."

    (with apologies to Sir Terry Pratchett)
     
  18. Bib Fartuna

    Bib Fartuna Jedi Knight star 4

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    Obi-Wan's wrists, being swollen from years of overuse due to solitude, may have to change his lightsaber style. Is there any evidence between Episode III and IV that there has been a lightsaber Form change by Obi-Wan. I don't mean changes to due the detriments of age, but due to swollen wrists. Curious. [face_thinking]
     
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  19. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    Well, I doubt Tatooine moonshine is going to be particularly good for you when you've been used to the fine wines of Coruscant. :p
     
  20. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Ben Kenobi: Drunken Master
     
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  21. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    So Obi-Wan creates a new form of lightsaber combat called Drunken Hilt?
     
  22. RC-1991

    RC-1991 Jedi Master star 4

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    He started developing it during that one time on Cato Nemoidia, in Labyrinth of Evil.
     
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  23. Bib Fartuna

    Bib Fartuna Jedi Knight star 4

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    How would it effect styles though, if Obi-Wan preferred one hand of the other, and that wrist got swollen, whilst the other was normal?
     
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  24. Jedi Comedian

    Jedi Comedian Jedi Knight star 2

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    HA HA HA! You're implying that Obi-Wan masturbated a lot while on Tatooine! HA HA HA! That is so witty and mature! I am, in the parlance of our time, rolling on the floor with laughter! HA HA HA HA HA HA!
     
  25. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Well now that you have explained the joke, it is no longer funny. Good on you, sir comedian, good show.
     
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