"Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" by James Kahn [Del Rey, 1983]

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"Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" by James Kahn [Del Rey, 1983]

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  1. Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus

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  2. Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus

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    Star Wars: Return of the Jedi by James Kahn.

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    Synopsis

    It was a dark time for the Rebel Alliance. . . Han Solo, frozen in carbonite, had been delivered into the hands of the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt. Determined to rescue him, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Lando Calrissian launched a hazardous mission against Jabba's Tatooine stronghold.

    The Rebel commanders gathered all the warships of the Rebel fleet into a single giant armada. And Darth Vader and the Emperor, who had ordered construction to begin on a new and even more powerful Death Star, were making plans to crush the Rebel Alliance once and for all.
  3. The Gatherer Jedi Youngling

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    star 6
    What I really loved about this novel, when I read it over 15 years ago, was when Palpatine mentions Yoda to Luke.

    That really threw me, as obviously the prequels did not exist at the time, and I wondered, how the hell would Palpatine know about Yoda!
  4. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 9, 1999
    star 10
  5. LaYa_ Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 21, 2003
    star 5
  6. hansen Force Ghost

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    Apr 25, 2003
    star 4
  7. neeldawg66 Force Ghost

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    Mar 21, 2002
    star 8
    8

    Great novelisation.
  8. Grand_Duchess_Olga Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 28, 2002
    star 5
    I like the little touches, like Leia comparing an ewok to a stuffed toy wookie.

    Or a dying Anakin remembering his wife.

    Though I'm think it's too much of a big deal being made out of the Lave Duel, but I might be proved wrong in Ep. III.

    I give it an 8.
  9. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    Jul 9, 1999
    star 10
    I'm gonna have to reread the OT novelizations one of these days.
  10. Cloned_Sidious Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 14, 2004
    star 8
  11. Obi_one_and_only Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 18, 2001
    star 5
    10

    I love the novels of the OT.
  12. DarthAJ Jedi Master

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    Dec 9, 2004
    star 4
    I loved it until the end when Vader was 'redeemed'. Barley any emotion, any thoughts going through Vader's head about the Emperor. It alll just suddenly happened. The Death Star attack seemed a bit rushed but it was forgivable.

    Emotion is the only problem. One of the last scenes with Jerjerrod as he dies has more emotion than Vader and the Emperor's last scenes. He could of done a much better job. It didn'y touch me like the film did.


    7/10
  13. Obiyodawinduvader Jedi Master

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    Apr 15, 2005
    star 4
    8

    Maybe I'm just not a movie novelization person, with the exception of ROTS.
  14. Obi-Wan_Jalopy Jedi Knight

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    Jun 17, 2005
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    I actually think ROTJ is by far the best of the six novilizations. Kahn throws in all these little touches that actually add layers to the film, such as things said in the throne room and during the Jabba's palace scenes. I especially like a little line he throws in about what it is like to be frozen in carbonite.

    I'd give it 10 out of 10 for being the best novilization of our beloved films.
  15. JadenLars Jedi Padawan

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    Aug 4, 2005
    Give an 8. The Only thing I didn't like in the Novel was that Ben says Owen Lars was his brother but since it came out before PT I understand.
  16. Qui-Gon-Matt Jedi Master

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    Apr 20, 2005
    star 4
    Gave it a 10. All of the OT novelizations are wonderful. With little extras that are worth reading even if you've seen the movies a thousand times!
  17. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    Oct 3, 2004
    star 5
    I love all of the OT novels: 10
  18. Eddie Force Ghost

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    Jan 16, 2001
    star 3
    9, a very good adaption.
  19. Whizkid Jedi Master

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    star 4

    8

    Like some others said, it is devoid of emotions during what should be very emotional scenes. I loved how Obi-Wan told Luke about the lava duel and how Vader "clawed his way out." Very fitting after RotS.
  20. EnriqueH Jedi Knight

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    May 24, 2001
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    I remember not being very impressed with it. In particular, I thought spelling R2's dialogue was rather pointless and amateurish---it's something I would've tried to do when I was 10 years old, not now. But then I haven't read the novelizations in about 8-10 years, maybe longer.

    EnriqueH
  21. Kyptastic VIP

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    Sep 10, 2005
    star 5
    9

    It was pretty accurate to the movie, which was good for reading in the car before the advent of in car dvd players. Therefore I gave it the same rating I gave the movie.
  22. 1_4_Jedi Jedi Master

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    Apr 13, 2006
    star 1
    6/10

    It was fine, but I didn't think it does as much justice to the films the way some of the other novelizations have.
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