Still working our way through the Star Wars movie novelizations. The good news is that it’s all uphill from here. Watched the movie last night, too. What a stinkeroo, which clearly does not bode well for this book. The whole descent of Anakin Skywalker is just silly, his relationship with Padme is unrealistic and ridiculous, and poor Obi Wan Kenobi is stuck in the middle of this shit show with very little useful to do.
So there’s not much to say about this book, since it’s pretty much the movie verbatim (with some of the subtext in italics). The best part was when Anakin tried to jump over Obi Wan and Obi Wan cut off Anakin’s legs and the last arm he had left. And then he caught on fire. I liked that bit.
We started A New Hope tonight, doing a chapter a night, so it should be a while.