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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. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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

    Chewbacca89 Jedi Master star 5

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    I already tried...
     
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  3. Grey1

    Grey1 Host: 181st Imperial Discussion Group star 4 VIP

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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

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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

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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.
     
  6. Todd the Jedi

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

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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

    Chewbacca89 Jedi Master star 5

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

    SHANEamazon Jedi Youngling

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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

    Chewbacca89 Jedi Master star 5

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

    SHANEamazon Jedi Youngling

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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

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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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

    Chewbacca89 Jedi Master star 5

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

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    You will be...
     
  14. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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

    Darth_SHOT Jedi Master star 3

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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

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Yes.
     
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  19. JediMatteus

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    Chewbacca89 Jedi Master star 5

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  21. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    I believe the Amazon preorder is Aug. 27th.
     
  22. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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  23. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Advance Review Copies are pure evil. Just throwing that out there.
     
  24. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    *wave*

    There are no advance review copies.
     
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  25. dp4m

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