I read the three Thrawn books by Timothy Zahn back in the early 90s as they first came out. I remember liking the overall storyline, but I had a couple of big problems: 1. The plots, counter-plots, counter-counter-plots, counter-counter-counter-plots, etc. was simply too much. At times it seemed more like a chess match than Star Wars. 2. Thrawn knowing everything, and going into unbelievable detail as to how he knows all this stuff that he couldn't possibly know. However, someone has saved the Thrawn trilogy for me: Mike Baron. He wrote the script for the three graphic novel adaptations of TTT. Wow! What an improvement! Much of the type of stuff that I didn't like about the novels was gone in the graphic novels. In general, I think that the graphic novel is a better medium for SW than is the book. The graphic novel format cuts out all the extraneous stuff and captures the fast pace of the movies. This improvement is especially noticeable in TTT. To all those fans who are thinking about reading TTT books I say: Don't! Read the graphic novels instead. They are much better.