Jeez, Tim- where were you when George Lucas wrote that whole midichlorine junk?! I do have to agree that I've always thought of it as good and evil, or dark and light, yin and yang- can't have one without the other. I think the force is more fun when it can't be truly explained. When you break it down (or show the man behind the curtain) it loses its magic. If any of you have seen any of the highlander movies you know what I mean. Whether it's Yoda talking about binding the galaxy together, or Sean Connery as Ramirez asking, "Why does the sun come up, and are the stars just pinholes in the curtain of night- who knows?" The force should be treated as religion, or at least a discipline. The harder you work and sacrifice for it the more you gain. Since the last Star Wars book I read was probably 'Han Solo at Star's End' or 'Splinter of the Mind's Eye' (yeah, it's been a while!) and only SW books I've read have been some of the Dark Horse comics or a couple audio books, any one have a good suggestion or two? What's a good starting one?