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What Star Wars book should I read?

Post by KraytKing » 2017-11-26 10:05am

Any good ones out there? New or old, I don't care. What were some of you guys favorites?
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Re: What Star Wars book should I read?

Post by The Romulan Republic » 2017-11-26 05:39pm

I haven't read any post-Disney books yet, but for old EU, I'd recommend the Revenge of the Sith novelization, Dark Lord, and the Thrawn Trilogy, off the top of my head.
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Re: What Star Wars book should I read?

Post by Batman » 2017-11-26 05:49pm

For the pre-Disney EU you absolutely should read 'The Crystal Star'. Yes, yes you should *cackles evilly*
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Re: What Star Wars book should I read?

Post by KraytKing » 2017-11-26 05:56pm

I haven't heard of Dark Lord, and a Google doesn't turn up anything relevant. Care to elaborate?

As for post-Disney, Tarkin was rather good. Thrawn was okay, but WAY oversimplified internal politics and made Thrawn himself omniscient. Also, the ending could have been better. One of my favorite of all time was Darth Plagueis, but that's old news now.
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For the pre-Disney EU you absolutely should read 'The Crystal Star'. Yes, yes you should *cackles evilly*
Real funny. I actually have that one, but I decided it was awful by the time I finished the summary on the back.
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Re: What Star Wars book should I read?

Post by Batman » 2017-11-26 06:21pm

Nuts.
'Next time I let Superman take charge, just hit me. Real hard.'
'You're a princess from a society of immortal warriors. I'm a rich kid with issues. Lots of issues.'
'No. No dating for the Batman. It might cut into your brooding time.'
'Tactically we have multiple objectives. So we need to split into teams.'-'Dibs on the Amazon!'
'Hey, we both have a Martian's phone number on our speed dial. I think I deserve the benefit of the doubt.'
'You know, for a guy with like 50 different kinds of vision, you sure are blind.'

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Re: What Star Wars book should I read?

Post by Ave Dominus Nox » 2017-11-26 06:28pm

KraytKing wrote:
2017-11-26 10:05am
Any good ones out there? New or old, I don't care. What were some of you guys favorites?
Thrawn Trilogy, Thrawn duology, Outbound Flight, Dark Lord Trilogy (Labyrinth of Evil, Revenge of the Sith, Dark Lord: Rise of Darth Vader), Rouge Squadron series, Darth Bane Trilogy, Darth Plagueis, Bounty Hunter Wars
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Re: What Star Wars book should I read?

Post by The Romulan Republic » 2017-11-26 06:35pm

KraytKing wrote:
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I haven't heard of Dark Lord, and a Google doesn't turn up anything relevant. Care to elaborate?
Its full title is Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader.

It alternately follows a group of Jedi survivors post-Order 66 who try to band together to take on Vader, and Darth Vader himself as he adjusts to life post-Mustafar. With quite a bit of Bail Organa and the formation of the Rebellion in their as well, and a Kenobi cameo at the end.

Its quite a good story, particularly the final battle.
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Re: What Star Wars book should I read?

Post by Batman » 2017-11-26 06:59pm

There's no such thing as the Rouge Squadron series. The Rogue Squadron books are okay but mainly because they lay the foundation for the Wraith Squadron series, which was tons better.
'Next time I let Superman take charge, just hit me. Real hard.'
'You're a princess from a society of immortal warriors. I'm a rich kid with issues. Lots of issues.'
'No. No dating for the Batman. It might cut into your brooding time.'
'Tactically we have multiple objectives. So we need to split into teams.'-'Dibs on the Amazon!'
'Hey, we both have a Martian's phone number on our speed dial. I think I deserve the benefit of the doubt.'
'You know, for a guy with like 50 different kinds of vision, you sure are blind.'

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Re: What Star Wars book should I read?

Post by Ave Dominus Nox » 2017-11-26 11:13pm

Batman wrote:
2017-11-26 06:59pm
There's no such thing as the Rouge Squadron series. The Rogue Squadron books are okay but mainly because they lay the foundation for the Wraith Squadron series, which was tons better.
the X-Wing series then... that's nitpicking if I ever saw it
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars ... ok_series)
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Re: What Star Wars book should I read?

Post by Batman » 2017-11-27 01:11am

Yeah. The Batman being a pedantic nitpicker. Bet nobody saw THAT coming.
And about the Rouge/Rogue misspelling too. I mean nobody else cares about that, right?
'Next time I let Superman take charge, just hit me. Real hard.'
'You're a princess from a society of immortal warriors. I'm a rich kid with issues. Lots of issues.'
'No. No dating for the Batman. It might cut into your brooding time.'
'Tactically we have multiple objectives. So we need to split into teams.'-'Dibs on the Amazon!'
'Hey, we both have a Martian's phone number on our speed dial. I think I deserve the benefit of the doubt.'
'You know, for a guy with like 50 different kinds of vision, you sure are blind.'

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Re: What Star Wars book should I read?

Post by Crazedwraith » 2017-11-27 04:12am

Batman wrote:
2017-11-26 06:59pm
There's no such thing as the Rouge Squadron series. The Rogue Squadron books are okay but mainly because they lay the foundation for the Wraith Squadron series, which was tons better.
If you're going to nitpick that something doesn't exist don't then reference both the series you just said doesn't exist and another series that didn't exist.

There is no Rogue Squadron series, there is no Wraith Squadron series. There's just the X-Wing series.
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Re: What Star Wars book should I read?

Post by RogueIce » 2017-11-27 02:16pm

Batman wrote:
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And about the Rouge/Rogue misspelling too. I mean nobody else cares about that, right?
I'm inured to it by now.

OP should check out Battlefront: Twilight Company. Not only is it lootbox-free, but it's also a really good book. A down and dirty look at the grunt's life in Star Wars.
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Re: What Star Wars book should I read?

Post by Rhadamantus » 2017-11-27 02:51pm

Our very own Hull 721. viewtopic.php?f=35&t=139285
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Re: What Star Wars book should I read?

Post by KraytKing » 2017-11-27 03:27pm

RogueIce wrote:
2017-11-27 02:16pm

OP should check out Battlefront: Twilight Company. Not only is it lootbox-free, but it's also a really good book. A down and dirty look at the grunt's life in Star Wars.
God damn, I hated that book. Sure, down-and-dirty, but it completely misunderstood everything. Somehow, the Rebellion was supporting a conventional war with THE GOD DAMN EMPIRE. THE FUCKING REBELS CAN"T DO THAT. An insurgency made sense. The Rebellion was millions of tiny cells, fighting for tiny gains, if any gains. The biggest action most Rebels ever saw was blowing up a train station. Every day, hundreds of cells got too cocky and were destroyed. But here, a couple hundred rebels are somehow able to hold AN ENTIRE FUCKING PLANET. And the final battle was fucking ridiculous. Four hundred rebels take on nine thousand stormtroopers? A gunboat versus a Star Destroyer? What the fuck?

And all of the plot points were stupid. Namir was stupid. Howl was called crazy for his ideas about hope, when he was just what every rebel should have been. Chalis's plan was basic insurgency tactics, and the idea that it could have crippled the empire was stupid. And apparently, the Empire doesn't even have enough civvie cops to prevent open recruitment drives.

I know it's obsolete now, but Essential Guide to Warfare really hit it on the head. According to that book, the rebellion tried what this book talks about, but it failed before it even got off the ground. Revolts started on thousands of planets, succeeded on one. That was how a rebellion worked, until well after Endor.

And I read most of 721, but it kept bothering me when Rebels died. They couldn't afford deaths. And Imperials were supposed to be assholes.
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