Lit Star Wars: Kenobi by John Jackson Miller

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  1. my kind of scum Force Ghost

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  2. JohnJacksonMiller Mastermind: KOTOR, LTotS, Knight Errant

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    There'll be a few interviews and chat opportunities as we get closer to the release date, but I wanted to note that I've launched a daily (spoiler-free) trivia tweet countdown for the book. Follow me at @jjmfaraway or check the hashtag ‪#‎KenobiCountdown‬ as we go along. Just thirty days to go!
  3. QsAssistant Jedi Grand Master

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    My Star Wars novel collection is made up of only paperbacks but I have a feeling that this one will be worth the extra dough for the hardback.
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    Postman brought Insider #143 today and I spent part of the afternoon hiding from the 90F+ temperatures here in the Greater London area and reading it. I must say I enjoyed Incognito and I'm looking forward to the Kenobi book.
  5. dp4m Chosen One

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    I have spread the Kenobi love...

    Seriously, if this book ends up like Mindor (awesome, but underselling) I'm going to be piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiissed.

    John, I'm optimistic that you've been contacted for one of the stand-alone movies based on this. :p
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  6. my kind of scum Force Ghost

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    Well, if he was, he wouldn't be able to tell us.

    So, let's just assume that his silence means that he has been. ;)
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  8. DarthStymi Force Ghost

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  9. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Facebook micro excerpt 3:

    "I have his lightsaber, you know. It’s right here, sitting in my hands. Some nights, like this, I just sit and stare at it, wondering what I could have done to help him.

    I look, and I look, for answers. Then I put it away in the trunk, and try to forget.

    It’s impossible, of course.

    Maybe if he’d grown older—had been able to grow older, he’d have gotten some perspective. But that just wasn’t to be.

    If only he’d listened to reason, hadn’t forced me to do what I had to do, then I wouldn’t be here, now, feeling like a—

    No.

    Good night, Qui-Gon."
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  10. Revanfan1 Chosen One

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    Ohh! Right in the feelings! :(
  11. JediAlly Force Ghost

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    Shouldn't this be stickied?
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  13. Pax Bandica Jedi Knight

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    I can't wait for this book. And yes, I signed up just to say that.
  14. Solent Force Ghost

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    The sad impression I got from the movies is that it never ocurred to him to do what Luke did, appeal to the person Anakin had been rather than giving him an ultimatum. From that last line it doesn´t look this has changed.
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  15. Revanfan1 Chosen One

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    Anakin was calmer, more ready to listen by ROTJ. In ROTS he was too hot-headed, too ready to shoot down the people he saw as hypocrites and scum–and more importantly the man he saw with his wife–to listen to anything, even appealing to his person. By ROTJ, Vader was desperate to have Luke join him; he wanted the son that he thought he'd killed before birth. There was no impression given that Anakin identified Luke with the old Jedi. Luke, he'd listen to. Obi-Wan, probably not a chance.
  16. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Yeah, and Padmé did try to appeal to his good self. Look how well that turned out for her. Even if Obi-Wan hadn't shown up, things were deteriorating very quickly between Anakin and Padmé on Mustafar, and I imagine she still wouldn't have been able to turn him back.
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  17. Revanfan1 Chosen One

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    Yeah. It just turned into Anakin raving about how he'd rule "HIS NEW EMPIRE!" Not so good.
  18. DarthJenari Force Ghost

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    Yep. And I liked the touch Stover placed in the novel with Anakin even offering Obi-Wan one chance to walk away.

    "I'll give you a chance, Obi-Wan. For old times' sake. Walk away....Go some place out of the way. Retire. Meditate. That's what you like isn't it?"

    Obviously that wasn't going to happen and didn't happen, but it's been described that while on Mustafar Anakin's kind of caught between who he was and who he's becoming, the light's still there but is rapidly being swallowed up by the darkness. It's hard to see this in the movie, but the novel makes it much clearer.


    I always personally like to see that no matter how much time passes Obi-Wan's still haunted by what happened, and thinks back on how things could've played out differently.
  19. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

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    This book was a great companion on my trip out in the wilderness -- it was so good that I finished it in less than 24 hrs. And that's all I'm gonna say for a few more days.

    edit: Come to think of it, I think this was my first JJM novel, since I haven't read KE yet. I should go do that.
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