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"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

    Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  2. Errant_Venture

    Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    The Gatherer Jedi Youngling star 6

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    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

    Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling star 10

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    Jul 9, 1999
  5. LaYa_

    LaYa_ Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jul 21, 2003
  6. hansen

    hansen Jedi Master star 4

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    Apr 25, 2003
    I gave it an 8.
     
  7. neeldawg66

    neeldawg66 Jedi Master star 8

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    Mar 21, 2002
    8

    Great novelisation.
     
  8. Grand_Duchess_Olga

    Grand_Duchess_Olga Jedi Knight star 5

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    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

    Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling star 10

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

    Cloned_Sidious Jedi Knight star 8

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    Oct 14, 2004
    One of the bests.
     
  11. Obi_one_and_only

    Obi_one_and_only Jedi Master star 5

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    Jul 18, 2001
    10

    I love the novels of the OT.
     
  12. DarthAJ

    DarthAJ Jedi Padawan star 4

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    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

    Obiyodawinduvader Jedi Master star 4

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    8

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

    Obi-Wan_Jalopy Jedi Youngling star 1

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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

    JadenLars Jedi Youngling

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    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

    Qui-Gon-Matt Jedi Padawan star 4

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    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

    Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I love all of the OT novels: 10
     
  18. Eddie

    Eddie Jedi Master star 3

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    9, a very good adaption.
     
  19. Whizkid

    Whizkid Jedi Padawan star 4

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    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

    EnriqueH Jedi Youngling star 1

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    May 24, 2001
    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

    Kyptastic VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    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

    1_4_Jedi Jedi Youngling star 1

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    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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