When I was about ten years old, I had an omnibus edition of the original Star Wars Trilogy novelizations that I read so many times it fell apart. I have memories of accompanying Mom to work, and hiding in tucked away corners of the hallway with that book propped up on my knees. For a little while, I was no longer an awkard school kid waiting for my Mom to finish working; I was a Jedi in training in a galaxy far, far away. That was one of my first donations to the library, before it dawned on me that any book in such poor condition would probably be thrown out. I had to buy another copy of course, and my shiny new omnibus is what I’ve been re-reading this year.
General warning: I’m assuming most people are at least a little familiar with Star Wars, at least the ones who would be interested in this read-a-thon, so there will be Spoilers below.
In this review:
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, by George Lucas
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, by Donald F. Glut
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, by James Kahn