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Attack of the Clones by R. A. Salvatore
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Attack of the Clones (original 2002; edition 2002)

by R. A. Salvatore (Author)

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There is great disturbance in the Force . . . Mischievous and resolved, courageous to the point of recklessness, Anakin Skywalker has come of age in a time of great upheaval. The nineteen-year-old apprentice to Obi-Wan Kenobi is an enigma to the Jedi Council, and a challenge to his Jedi Master. Time has not dulled Anakin's ambition, nor has his Jedi training tamed his independent streak. When an attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala's life brings them together for the first time in ten years, it is clear that time also has not dulled Anakin's intense feelings for the beautiful diplomat. The attack on Senator Amidala just before a crucial vote thrusts the Republic even closer to the edge of disaster. Masters Yoda and Mace Windu sense enormous unease. The dark side is growing, clouding the Jedi's perception of the events. Unbeknownst to the Jedi, a slow rumble is building into the roar of thousands of soldiers readying for battle. But even as the Republic falters around them, Anakin and Padmé find a connection so intense that all else begins to fall away. Anakin will lose himself--and his way--in emotions a Jedi, sworn to hold allegiance only to the Order, is forbidden to have. Based on the story by George Lucas and the screenplay by George Lucas and Jonathan Hales, this intense and revealing novel by bestselling author R. A. Salvatore sheds new light on the legend of Star Wars--and skillfully illuminates one of our most beloved sagas.… (more)
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Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones by R. A. Salvatore (2002)

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Man I just love novelizations. They can give you so much more of the little details that time constraints keep out of the movies. Like it took 40 pages to get to the opening scene of the movie! That said, I still don't like the actual story of Attack of the Clones, hence the middle of the road rating. Liked the way the story was told here, but the story itself (and everything about Padme/Anakin) is not my cup of tea. ( )
  irasobrietate | Aug 31, 2020 |
Like its predecessor, this book is an improvement on the film it novelizes. Primarily this is due to the fact that it includes a lot of scenes where minor characters get fleshed out, such as Shmi and Lars and Jango and Boba Fett, as well as some deeper insight to Anakin's relationship with Obi-Wan. Presumably these were in early scripts but were cut to prevent the movie being 5 hours long. There are scenes that I wish had made the cut in the film, such as when Padme brings home Anakin to meet her family. It is much better at developing their relationship than any of the scenes that made it into the movie. Unfortunately, all that painfully bad dialogue of Padme and Anakin expressing their anguished love is also present in the book (plus the author seems creepily obsessed with describing Padme's beauty). So this is no masterpiece of literature but it does offer some things that you don't get from the movie. ( )
  Othemts | Aug 27, 2020 |
Den Galaktiska Republiken står på randen av ett inbördeskrig efter att Greve Dooku organiserat en separatistisk rörelse för att störta Senaten. Tusentals solsystem hotar att lämna Republiken och senatorn Padmé Amidala utsätts för ett mordförsök. Dock är hon listigare än så och klarar sig utan en skråma. Däremot bestäms det att hon ska få livvakter, vilket hon motvilligt går med på. När det visar sig att det är två Jediriddare hon kände under sin regeringstid som Naboos drottning. Anakin Skywalker och hans mästare Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Anakin är fortfarande lika betagen av Padmé som för tio år sedan och det tar inte mer än några minuter innan han envist svär på att hitta den som försökt att mörda henne. Men samtidigt lider han av mardrömmar, mardrömmar om sin mamma som han lämnade bakom sig för att kunna bli en Jedi. Någonting är fel och varje liten cell i kroppen säger att att han måste skynda sig hem...

Enligt mig har episod två alltid varit den sämsta av i serien vilket har bidragit till att det är filmen jag har sett om minst gånger och därför knappt kommer ihåg. Men berättelsen återfår värdighet och intresse i bokform. Den ger läsaren mer information och mer djup än vad tittaren får; vi får ord på det som inte riktigt kommer fram i filmen och man förstår karaktärernas handlingar bättre. Dessutom är det enklare att knyta an till karaktärerna då författaren lyckas ge dem alla otroligt mycket mer liv än det som blev slutresultatet på George Lucas' försök.

Jag har alltid älskat Anakin men jag förstår och gillar honom mer i episod två nu när jag har läst boken och förstår hans motiv och tankar – det är knappast något som framkommer i filmen. Det var en liknande känsla när jag läste episod ett som bok men flera gånger om. Bokversionen av episod ett kändes som en komplettering till filmen, lite som en guide som går in på djupet. Däremot blev denna bok mycket mer än filmen med samma handling och karaktärer någonsin kan bli. ( )
  autisticluke | Nov 14, 2019 |
As for the novelisation of its predecessor The Phantom Menace, and indeed to an even greater extent, this novelisation expands on characters' background and motivations for their behaviour in a way that adds considerable depth to the film storyline. Again this is at the hands of a published author of fantasy novels. This deepening helps particularly in the case of the romance between Anakin and Padme, which was unconvincing on screen. Anakin's mother Shmi is also given a bit more "airtime" here prior to her tragic demise at the hands of the Tusken raiders, as are Jango and Boba Fett. Mercifully, Jar Jar Binks was in this one much less than its predecessor anyway. The battle and fight scenes are perhaps rather too protracted, though, and difficult to recapture the visual impact from the screen. ( )
  john257hopper | Jan 11, 2017 |
Anakin Skywalker continues his spiral towards Darth Vader ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
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Clocking in at 353 pages, R.A. Salvatore's novelization of Episode II: Attack of the Clones is about a hundred pages longer than it has any right to be. While it captures the story well and includes some pretty good writing for the action scenes, the poor pacing makes the novel as a whole a bit disappointing.
 
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His mind absorbed the scene before him, so quiet and calm and . . . normal.
Shmi Skywalker Lars stood on the edge of the sand berm marking the perimeter of the moisture farm, one leg up higher, to the very top of the ridge, knee bent.
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There is great disturbance in the Force . . . Mischievous and resolved, courageous to the point of recklessness, Anakin Skywalker has come of age in a time of great upheaval. The nineteen-year-old apprentice to Obi-Wan Kenobi is an enigma to the Jedi Council, and a challenge to his Jedi Master. Time has not dulled Anakin's ambition, nor has his Jedi training tamed his independent streak. When an attempt on Senator Padmé Amidala's life brings them together for the first time in ten years, it is clear that time also has not dulled Anakin's intense feelings for the beautiful diplomat. The attack on Senator Amidala just before a crucial vote thrusts the Republic even closer to the edge of disaster. Masters Yoda and Mace Windu sense enormous unease. The dark side is growing, clouding the Jedi's perception of the events. Unbeknownst to the Jedi, a slow rumble is building into the roar of thousands of soldiers readying for battle. But even as the Republic falters around them, Anakin and Padmé find a connection so intense that all else begins to fall away. Anakin will lose himself--and his way--in emotions a Jedi, sworn to hold allegiance only to the Order, is forbidden to have. Based on the story by George Lucas and the screenplay by George Lucas and Jonathan Hales, this intense and revealing novel by bestselling author R. A. Salvatore sheds new light on the legend of Star Wars--and skillfully illuminates one of our most beloved sagas.

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Courageous to the point of recklessness, and possessing a wild independent streak, twenty-year-old Anakin Skywalker, apprentice to Obi-Wan Kenobi, is coming of age in a time of great upheaval. The attempted assassination of Senator Padme Amidala before a crucial vote thrusts the Republic even closer to the edge of disaster. Unbeknownst to the Jedi, a low rumble of discontent is building into the roar of thousands of clone soldiers readying for the ultimate fight. The dark side is growing. Masters Yoda and Mace Windu sense enormous unease ... for the fiercest battle of dark versus light is fast approaching, threatening to consume them all in a tidal wave of war.
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