Lit Star Wars: Kenobi by John Jackson Miller

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  1. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Maybe if you offer to do a dramatic reading of them.
  2. Chewbacca89 Force Ghost

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    I already tried...
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  3. Grey1 Host: 181st Imperial Discussion Group

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    Oh, I didn't know that. And here I always cursed myself for missing The Tenebrous Way and not wanting to spend more money on Darth Plagueis. Phew, okay, JJM, the hardcover is still on.
  4. JediMatteus Force Ghost

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    you know i wasn't all that excited about this one, but after what you all are saying, I am looking forward to it
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  5. SHANEamazon Jedi Padawan

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    It is one of the better Star Wars books I've read recently, even earned a 5/5 stars. JJM made the characters real and had them in meaningful situations. Yes, it is a little slow at times, but I found the slower parts to be useful in the sense that they helped build the characters. In the end JJM succeeded in wrapping up all the threads he created and the way the character's stories came full circle really made for an enjoyable conclusion. I hope that there is a part 2 as there is plenty of time between the end of the book and the beginning of the movie.
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  6. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Interesting that you call it slow, since I got the opposite feeling when I read Knight Errant and Lost Tribe. I guess that just shows how JJM's evolving as a novel writer, if he takes the time to add that extra development, enriching the more action-y parts of the book.
  7. Chewbacca89 Force Ghost

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    anyone read the excerpt of Kenobi from Crucible? was it any good?
  8. SHANEamazon Jedi Padawan

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    I think that JJM might have been somewhat limited given the setting. He did hit all the main points one would expect from a planet like Tatooine, even making the planet a bit of its own character, but the book does have that western or frontier feel to it and makes that gritty style work. Given space isn't a key player and technological wonders don't really have a role, I can see why a slower pace is needed at times. For me this was a far different book than most SW books, and I was very pleased to get a book that broke the mold. It was nice to see something different.
  9. Chewbacca89 Force Ghost

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    Can you elaborate as to whether a certain ex-Jedi from the Legacy era made an appearance?
  10. SHANEamazon Jedi Padawan

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    No, no I can't.

    One of my teachers had once told me that "rumor is born from truth but raised by misconception". Read into that what you will.
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  11. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Given JJM's post just a few pages ago, I think it's better us ARC people refrain from specifics. [face_peace]
  12. Chewbacca89 Force Ghost

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    Ok, was just curious lol...
  13. dp4m Chosen One

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    You will be...
  14. AdmiralWesJanson Force Ghost

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    From the sounds of the Crucible reviews, the Kenobi except is the only good thing in that book...
  15. JediMatteus Force Ghost

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    i imagine Kenobi is on my kindle by now. Maybe I will drop crucible for a while and read that
  16. Gorefiend Chosen One

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    Epic short story in Insider 143, espacely nice to see the Kedorzhan again. :)
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  17. Darth_SHOT Force Ghost

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    for those that have read the book, does JJM continue with his wonderfull trend of using every opportunity to have numerous, and often very underused, alien species on page?
  18. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    Yes.
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  19. JediMatteus Force Ghost

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    so Kenobi must not have come out yet? Eother that or i forgot to preorder it
  20. Chewbacca89 Force Ghost

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  21. Barriss_Coffee Chosen One

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    I believe the Amazon preorder is Aug. 27th.
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  23. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Advance Review Copies are pure evil. Just throwing that out there.
  24. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    *wave*

    There are no advance review copies.
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  25. dp4m Chosen One

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