Lit The Approaching Storm - worth reading?

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

  1. TheNewEmpire Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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

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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 Force Ghost

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

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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 Chosen One

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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.
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  10. Gorefiend Chosen One

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

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    To the OP: empathetically nope.
  12. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    One of those biomes with really long, boring stretches.

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

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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 Chosen One

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

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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 Force Ghost

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

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    what
  18. JackG Force Ghost

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

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  20. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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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 Chosen One

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    Ah the Hutt ins this book at least was a perfectly reasonable fellow ;)
  22. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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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 Force Ghost

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  24. Gorefiend Chosen One

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

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