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Avg. Rating: 4.39
Greater Than The Movie!
Did you see the new Star Wars Episode I movie yet? If not, DON'T! Not yet anyways. First you should read the book because it is sooo much better. Not that I'm downing the movie, no way, but it was better to read. Why? Because you get to know what the cherictors are thinking. Also, if you like Star Wars, but want to know more, I suggest reading the books: Jedi Apprentice: The Rising Force, and The Dark Rival. Both come before Episode I and explain more about Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon Jinn. If you thought they made a good team, then you should know that at first Qui-Gon would not even take Obi-Wan as his Padawan learner. See, you can get more info by reading the books. I really liked Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and can't wait for them to bring out Episode II! See ya in the theater!
Excellent for a YA adaptation
This book, though aimed at those of younger ages, actually comes off remarkably well in contrast to Terry Brooks' official tie-in novelization. While this book doesn't go into as much technical depth or detail, I felt that the author had much more of a feel for Episode I and Star Wars in general than Terry Brooks did.
This book, in the first two pages, also does what the movie and Brooks' novelization failed to -- It explains the story comprehensibly, the Federation's motives etc... This book also had a lot more feeling, what the characters thought about one another, and it got into Jar Jar's head, making him not quite so annoying.
This book in many ways is a better adaptation of the film than Brooks' edition, but it's also different, written from different perspectives. If you are a die hard SW fan, I recommend reading both, if not, stick with Brooks'. This was good, but it was aimed at kids, remember.
Star Wars: Episode 1 the Phantom Menance
I liked this bok for variuos reasons, the main one was bacause it is a science-fiction novel. Science-fiction novels are my favorite type and the creatures in this book will never ever exist. I saw the movie and it was awsome, so I thought the book would be better and it was.
The best part in this book was when Qui-Gon Jinn and Odi-Wan Kenobi , his padawan fought Darth Maul. Darth Maul is a sith and the Jedi destroyed all the sith a long time ago, so they thought. Darth Maul survived the destruction and now wants to kill every jedi that lives.
The characters in this book were very descripted. Every one of the characters actions were explained with excrutiating detail. All of the settings were also explained very well. There are more than one hundred planets in this book, and every planet they land on is explained by the characters or the narrator.
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