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Discussion in 'Pacific Regional Discussion' started by jawafett, Jun 18, 2009.

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  1. jawafett

    jawafett Oregon Fanforce Chapter Rep star 3

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    What's your take on the SW Expanded Universe Novels?
    Are you reading any SW Novels?
    Discuss anything pertaining to SW Novels in this topic. Go!
     
  2. Jedi Gunny

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    I haven't read much EU material, so I would have to re-read a lot in order to get back up to speed.
     
  3. AramysStrael

    AramysStrael Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm slogging through Death Star, right now. It isn't a bad book, but it just doesn't grab me the way that some of the other novels have done in the past. Same was said true with Millenium Falcon. I was a bit disappointed with that one, as well.

    - Bill
     
  4. Darth_McCain

    Darth_McCain Jedi Knight star 1

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    Death Stars second half really picks up. I am currently awaiting the arrival of Omen to ship so i could read it can't wait til tuesday.
     
  5. AramysStrael

    AramysStrael Jedi Master star 4

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    I just got to the part where Motti's mentor was blown up in that freak "accident"... but I can see where it is starting to pick up a little bit. Still, it is a bit straining to read, although not nearly as bad as the "Tales" books.

    - Bill
     
  6. ImperialJedi

    ImperialJedi Jedi Master star 3

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    I've been reading the Republic Commando series which is probably why I've been on a SW kick lately. I still haven't read anything from the NJO or later in the timeline. So, I also have a lot that I'd have to read to get up to speed.

    Death Star was okay. Like Darth_McCain said, it starts to pick up after a while. I had trouble connecting with the characters... they kinda read as background characters.
     
  7. AramysStrael

    AramysStrael Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah... I think that is why it is so slow going for me. It really reads more like a "Tales" book than anything.

    - Bill
     
  8. Darth_McCain

    Darth_McCain Jedi Knight star 1

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    Yes its a complete background novel but I loved it personally finding out more about the Death Star was something I was wanting since I first saw A New Hope.


    The Republic Commando series is fantastic and i find that people either hate Traviss's writing or love it. I personally love it.

    -Kevin
     
  9. jawafett

    jawafett Oregon Fanforce Chapter Rep star 3

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    I'm reading Legacy of the Force-Sacrifice now. I like the series so far. I also like the Republic Commando Series and can't wait for the Imperial Commando series.

    OT- What I'm really waiting for is the SW Atlas.

    -Eric
     
  10. AramysStrael

    AramysStrael Jedi Master star 4

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    How ironic that Eric's post was time stamped 11:38. Very significant to the the Star Wars genre....

    You couldn't have done that on purpose, if you tried, huh, Eric?

    - Bill
     
  11. Jedi Gunny

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  12. jawafett

    jawafett Oregon Fanforce Chapter Rep star 3

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    I thought I would bring this back into play as lots of new novels have come out this year, or people are catching up on their reading lists like myself.

    Currently reading RC:eek:rder 66. I like the Clones, and Mandos.
     
  13. AramysStrael

    AramysStrael Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm thinking someone should become a Merc, since you love them so much.

    I'm just saying.....

    - Bil
     
  14. jawafett

    jawafett Oregon Fanforce Chapter Rep star 3

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    Still reading Order 66. Good Read so far.
    As far as going Mando Merc, I'm there! Signed up but haven't posted yet. Name is Nah Loso. How's that for a play on Han Solo, my alter ego.

    -Eric
     
  15. AramysStrael

    AramysStrael Jedi Master star 4

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    Very nice.... very nice, indeed!

    So, I am half-way through Hard Contact and I gotta say I am loving it. I can't wait to see what happens next!
     
  16. ImperialJedi

    ImperialJedi Jedi Master star 3

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    I saw the new Imperial Commando novel in paperback at the bookstore this last weekend. I almost bought it, but my empty bank account convinced me otherwise. I just have to wait. I'm working though Coruscant Nights right now anyway. I might as well finish that and then see if the library has it.

    Anyone read that zombie stormtrooper book yet? I'd like to hear some reactions. ^_^

    -Jasmine
     
  17. AramysStrael

    AramysStrael Jedi Master star 4

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    I finished Hard Contact and then went straight into Triple Zero. The flashbacking with the Null's and Kal Skirata were a trip. I really wasn't expecting that. But so far, I am really digging this series!

    - Bill
     
  18. jawafett

    jawafett Oregon Fanforce Chapter Rep star 3

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    Finished Order 66. Currently reading Revelations & The Making of Star Wars. Plus reading through some other How to Film making type books.

    -Eric
     
  19. jawafett

    jawafett Oregon Fanforce Chapter Rep star 3

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    Just wanted to bump this back up.
    I'm currently reading Crosscurrent and really like it.

    -Eric
     
  20. AramysStrael

    AramysStrael Jedi Master star 4

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    I finished the Republic Commando series, except the MedStar and Imperial Commandos books. I love the dynamics of Mandalorian life.

    I am reading through Cloak of Deception. I think I may have read it before, since a lot of what has happened seems to sound very familiar to me. Maybe it is because Millenium Falcon was a direct tie into this book, not sure.

    I also have the Dark Lord trilogy. I've never read those, so as soon as I am done with Cloak, I will jump into that series, next.

    Not sure where I will go from there... maybe the MedStar series.

    - Bill
     
  21. jawafett

    jawafett Oregon Fanforce Chapter Rep star 3

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    Currently reading Omen from FOTJ series. Good series so far, better than Legacy series IMO.

    -Eric
     
  22. AramysStrael

    AramysStrael Jedi Master star 4

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    I got my hands on the first book of the Bounty Hunter series. So, I am currently ready Mandalorian Armor. I've pretty much given up on Cloak of Deception, even though I am close to finishing it. Like I said, I think I know what happens, as I have, either read it before, or it was part of the Millenium Falcon book that I know a lot of the comings and goings of this story.

    Like I siad in an earlier post, I do have the Dark Lord Trilogy. I really do need to read those.

    - Bill
     
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