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Lit The Approaching Storm - worth reading?

Discussion in 'Literature' started by TheNewEmpire, Oct 11, 2013.

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  1. TheNewEmpire

    TheNewEmpire Jedi Master star 3

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    I'm a big fan of Splinter of the mind's eye but I've been hugely disappointed with most prequel era books I've read. Does the book stand on its own, does it add anything to the characters overall? I could see why this book would have been exciting to read as a lead in to AOTC but does it still stand up?
     
  2. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    I enjoyed it- but I can see why others found it a bit of a drag.
     
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  3. DarthJenari

    DarthJenari Jedi Master star 4

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    I started reading The Approaching Storm 10 years ago...still have yet to finish. I found it to be pretty boring overall.
     
  4. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    I'll second Iron Lord it only works for certain people, I can see why most will not like it, but I also enjoyed it.
     
  5. Garrett Atkins

    Garrett Atkins Jedi Knight star 4

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    I third him, enjoyable, but not a lot of action.
     
  6. JediMatteus

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It has some good things, but i would recommend some of the other novels from that time period. Cloak of Deception was better, especially with political intrigue, and Rogue Planet was good. Didn't Approaching Storm have Obi Wan and Anakin singing or dancing or something like that?? That was kind of fun.
     
  7. Quinnocent-Till-Sith

    Quinnocent-Till-Sith Jedi Master star 3

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    "I'll try singing, that's a good trick!"
     
  8. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    No, it's dreadful and it's not even a real lead in to AOTC. I advise against reading it.
     
  9. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    There were some musings on Anakin feeling that Obi-Wan was hypercritical/didn't like him that much; Anakin feeling insecure. I found that interesting.

    But the other 90 percent of the book was a very long trek through the desert.
     
  10. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Wasn't it a Savanna? :-B
     
  11. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    To the OP: empathetically nope.
     
  12. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    One of those biomes with really long, boring stretches.

    It's been awhile since I read it.
     
  13. Jeff_Ferguson

    Jeff_Ferguson Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Read the scenes with Shu Mai and the Separatists. They're kinda cool. Skip the trek through the savanna, though.
     
  14. Iron_lord

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 9

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    I liked the banquet entertainment scene particularly- we get to see what carefully controlled telekinesis can do.
     
  15. jacktherack

    jacktherack Jedi Master star 4

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    Please don't put yourself through that torture. it is one of the worst star wars books i have ever read, the other's being children of the jedi and planet of twilight. I read it years ago in high school for Sci-fi Fantasy literature class.
     
  16. TheNewEmpire

    TheNewEmpire Jedi Master star 3

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    I read those books too. Awful, simply awful. [face_worried]
     
  17. _Catherine_

    _Catherine_ Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    what
     
  18. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    So, like 80% of the book?
     
  19. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    90 percent, Jack.
     
  20. Todd the Jedi

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

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    "Kinda" here meaning "boring yet practical/insightful". Really, the politicians in this book made the senators of the NJO look like smart and reasonable people in comparison.
     
  21. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Ah the Hutt ins this book at least was a perfectly reasonable fellow ;)
     
  22. Todd the Jedi

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

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    Thing is, I read this so long ago (like, two years ago man) that I can't remember a thing he did in it. I did remember him, though.

    And besides, with an exception or two Hutts aren't politicians, they're influencers/connivers.
     
  23. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  24. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    The line seems wobbly, as Hutts are often also local politicians, if not de jure, de facto.
     
  25. jacktherack

    jacktherack Jedi Master star 4

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    Please rephrase your question into an actual sentence, so that i may understand what it is that you are asking.
     
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