We need a review thread! The JC reviews OUTBOUND FLIGHT (Spoilers)

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  1. NJOfan215 Jedi Grand Master

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    Mast is away doing americorps, so i have taken the liberty of starting this review thread. I haven't scene another one, so here we are.

    Rate the book on a scale of 1 to 10.

    http://boards.theforce.net/literature/b10003/22705578/p1/?102

    This link goes to the DN3 review thread whihc has links to all of the other review threads in it.
  2. Excellence Jedi Grand Master

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    Fuedal takeover in progress, good work, NJOfan. The landlords sunset, grifters rise. National service? How's he supposed to delight in the tallying of amalgamated numerals :_| . . . wait a Mando, this thread could be infested with hardcoverians. [face_mischief]

    I'll know you all! Please indicate if it was read or bought. I have . . . tallies of my own. Uh, gardens to pedicure.
  3. NJOfan215 Jedi Grand Master

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    Well if mast gets the time he's more then welcome to drop in and helpout.
  4. Thanos6 Jedi Master

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  5. NJOfan215 Jedi Grand Master

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    ok we got 1! I don't have the book yet. I should be getting it on friday.
  6. sidious618 Force Ghost

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  7. Thanos6 Jedi Master

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    NO!

    (Sorry, couldn't resist :))
  8. Ashandarei Force Ghost

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    I give it a 7.5. Good, but not nearly Zahn's best work. It had the feeling of trying to resolve way too many issues (Car'das's origins, Thrawn's discovery, Outbound Flight, the Vagaari, the Vong, etc.). I also disliked the way C'Baoth was characterized, but I don't know if I can post spoilers, so I'll leave it at that.
  9. Sinrebirth SWC and EUC Forum Moderator

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    Well, this is a popular book.

    Or people are waiting for Mas.

    Is this a spoiler thread?

    EDIT Beaten, typical.
  10. sidious618 Force Ghost

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  11. sidious618 Force Ghost

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    If this is like all other review threads then spoilers are allowed.
  12. Thrawn McEwok Co-Author: Essential Guide to Warfare

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    9.5/10

    Awesome stuff. On its own terms, in terms of the extended Zahnon, and in terms of the wider way that all Star Wars works, from the Prequel era to the current trends... this was great

    Coming so soon after DN3, what struck me in the end wasn't the contrast of style and tone, but the fact that both novels are saying ultimately the same thing about the same Galaxy in such utterly different ways...

    *suppresses Chiss eyebrow tick*

    - The Imperial Ewok
  13. sidious618 Force Ghost

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  14. chiss_man Force Ghost

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    This was just a fantastic book and it reaffirmed my faith that Zahn is the premier SW writer. Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys good SW or just a good book in general. 10/10
  15. sidious618 Force Ghost

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  16. sabarte Jedi Master

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    9. I liked Jorus's characterization (I didn't think I would), but this book is still on the track of 'redeeming' Thrawn. And while it's done subtly enough not to be too annoying (it was so blatant before), the flaw is there. No Mara cancels a lot of that out, IMHO. Nice to see Zahn's back to form, on this at least. Not too thrilled about his next book, though.

    Also, Zahn only gave us three new Chiss names, which isn't nearly enough for the naming patterns argument. :p
  17. Thanos6 Jedi Master

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    sabarte-- check out my theory on page 11 of the official OBF thread to see why this doesn't really redeem Thrawn.
  18. TheHeroWithNoFear Jedi Knight

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    Wow. I couldn't put this down. Made me realize how much I didn't like The Swarm War. And I thought he finally gave credit where credit is due where Sidious is concerned. Now even Thrawn is just another servant of the Sith. Good stuff as usual from one of the best SW writers. 9 out of 10.
  19. sabarte Jedi Master

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    Thanos6 - well, my opinions on Zahn's agenda with Thrawn are colored heavily by the latest interview here. I agree your reading is possible, though.
  20. NJOfan215 Jedi Grand Master

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    As far as i'm concerned it's a spoiler thread, but i guess i should pm dp4m and ask him to "make it legal".

    PLease add as much insight to your reviews as you would like.

    Counting 6 reviews: 54.95/6 = 9.16
  21. sidious618 Force Ghost

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    Either few have read this or the can only post in Mas' threads. :p
  22. Havac Some Guy Who Moderates Lit

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    I'm still working on it -- but it's really good.:D
  23. sidious618 Force Ghost

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    I'm up to page 170 myself and I think it's magnificent. :D
  24. chiss_man Force Ghost

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    I really do hope a lot of people are reading this. I personally loved it and I hope after "Alleigance" Zahn can write another novel such as this. Lots of fan support couldn't hurt that hope one bit. So let's see some more reviews!

    EDIT: Including KW's review down there: Counting 7 reviews: 64.45/7 = 9.21
  25. Knight_Wanderer Jedi Knight

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    I have to disagree about this novel being about "redeeming" Thrawn. Quite to the contrary, it shows us a younger, more idealistic, perhaps more honorable Thrawn, which makes the "original" characterization in the HTTE trilogy even more impressive. That Thrawn, the first Thrawn we got, was not by any means the typical eeeeeeeeevil Imperial, but he was ruthless, older, cynical. He was what happens to an otherwise honorable man who, for reasons still not entirely clear, sells his life to a less than honorable master and institution. My understanding of Thrawn as a character has been greatly deepened as a result of Zahn's work on OBF.

    Very impressive, very. It's easily a 9.5.

    KW
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