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The Force Awakens (Star Wars)

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Decades after the events of Return of the Jedi, the galaxy remains unstable. The burgeoning New Republic turns a blind eye to The First Order, successor to The Empire in all but name. Only a small resistance stands against the First Order as both forces search for the missing Luke Skywalker. And the future rests on the choices of a stormtrooper-turned-deserter, a crackerjack pilot, a scavenger, and a plucky little droid.

I was optimistic at the outset, not only because Star Wars novelizations have a habit of building upon and offering greater detail into scenes from the movies, but because Alan Dean Foster was at the helm, and The Approaching Storm remains one of the best Star Wars novels of the last two decades.

And although The Force Awakens is a perfectly suitable adaptation of the film, it doesn’t strive to be anything more. In fact, except for explaining how Poe got off Jakku and offering a cute scene between C-3PO and a dormant R2-D2, it’s simply the movie in novel form. Instead of reigniting and expanding on the theatrical experience, it feels like a missed opportunity.

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Author:
Alan Dean Foster
Star Count:
3.5/5
Format:
Hard
Page Count:
272 pages
Publisher:
LucasBooks
Publish Date:
05-Jan-2016
ISBN:
9781101965498
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Issue:
April 2016
Category:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Publication Date

05-Jan-2016

Format

Hard

Publisher

LucasBooks

Issue

April 2016

Page Count

272 pages

ASIN

1101965495

ISBN

9781101965498

Star Count

3.5

Book Author

Alan Dean Foster

“The Force Awakens (Star Wars)”

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