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The Star Wars Trilogy: Star Wars, The Empire…

The Star Wars Trilogy: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, & Return of the…

by George Lucas, Alan Dean Foster (Author), Donald Glut, Donald Glut, Donald Glut2 more, Donald F. Glut (Author), James Kahn (Author)

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Because OF COURSE I would own this edition... :D ( )
  emmyson | Oct 9, 2013 |
I enjoyed reading this book because i like science fiction book and I think starwars is interesting. I would recommend this book to my other friends because there is lots of action in this book. Also my other friends like starwars as well, this book is differnt from the movie because in the book they explain in more detail what happend then in the movie. you can get an idea of what the scene of the book was just by reading it. In the future i will try to continue reading books like this!
  16louiss | Mar 6, 2011 |

Characters: Of course you know them. Of course they are great. Han Solo is of course the best. Vader really makes the story too though. Good bad guys are a must.
Plot: Yea, there's not much too it. Still, one up for the little guy eh?
Style: Space opera at it's best.

If you at all like the movies, these books are actually pretty solid. The rest of the 'sanctioned fan-fic' that followed just wasn't quite the same. Although Zahn wrote some good stuff. ( )
1 vote Isamoor | Aug 28, 2009 |
As a longtime fan of Star Wars, it was a pleasure to read the novelizations of this beloved trilogy. One could almost hear the Millenium Falcon's engines as they soared into space, or that unique sound of the jedi lightsabers, or even recall various scenes from the movies as we read them in the books, the familiar lines coming to our lips. It gives an interesting sense of nostalgia.

It was particularly nice to read some missing scenes we never got to see in the movies, like a few more moments in Luke Skywalker's training by the Jedi Master Yoda, or impassioned speeches at an Ewok assembly that would eventually lead to their alliance with the Rebels in Endor. We got a close look at some of these character's motivations as the writers explored the character's minds. It made for a pretty interesting and entertaining reading.

The books are not without flaws, though. As should be expected of everything written before the prequels came out, there are some things that directly contradict the new canon established by the prequel movies, especially concerning Vader's knowledge of his wife's pregnancy. James Kahn's novelization of Return of the Jedi also has the annoying aspect of trying to write vocalizations that should never have been put into writing, like Chewbacca's growls or R2-D2's beeps and chirps. Still, by the time I read Darth Vader's death scene, I was actually crying, because it was impossible not to. Reading this has inspired me to go out and order some more Star Wars books... :) ( )
  Xeyra | May 30, 2008 |
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Luke Skywalker dreamed of advantues out among the stars and alien worlds. But when he intercepted a message from a beautiful captive princess, he got more than he had bargained for--and that was how the adventure of his life began....

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"Twenty-five years after the phenomenon was born, Star Wars remains one of the greatest fantasy sagas ever told. Now, for the first time, here is the original, complete Star Wars trilogy in a special 25th anniversary collector's edition hard-cover - featuring the novels of all three classic films - Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Read these stories and rediscover the wonder of the epic that begins: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...." "Luke Skywalker lived and worked on his uncle's farm on the remote planet of Tatooine. But he yearned for adventures out among the stars - exotic travels that would take him beyond the farthest reaches of the universe to distant, alien worlds. But when Luke intercepted a cryptic message from a beautiful, captive Princess, he would be catapulted into the adventure of a lifetime." "Luke Skywalker, the proud Princess Leia, and headstrong Han Solo...merciless Darth Vader, wise Obi-Wan Kenobi, loyal droids R2-D2 and C-3PO, and the inscrutable...Chewbacca the Wookiee, shifty Lando Calrissian, and the vile Jabba the Hutt - all the vivid characters from the Star Wars universe spring to life in these thrilling pages."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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