Star Wars, the Last Jedi

Star Wars, the Last Jedi

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An official novelization of the "Star Wars" film continues the epic adventures of Rey, Finn, Poe, and Luke Skywalker.
New heroes emerge to take up arms against the First Order: Rey, the orphan strong in the Force; Finn, the ex-stormtrooper who stands against his former masters; and Poe Dameron, the fearless X-wing pilot, have been drawn together to fight side-by-side with General Leia Organa and the Resistance. But the First Order's Supreme Leader Snoke and his merciless enforcer Kylo Ren are adversaries with superior numbers and devastating firepower at their command. The champions of light may finally be facing their extinction. Their only hope rests with a lost legend: Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.--
Publisher: New York :, Del Rey,, [2018]
Edition: Expanded edition, First edition.
ISBN: 9781524797119
1524797111
Branch Call Number: SCF FRY
Characteristics: 316 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm

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blue_wolf_5409
Jul 30, 2019

I’m a fan, (but not a huge fan) of Star Wars. I was extremely surprised that I like this book so much. I rather liked the movie but I thought the book was better. I think they put more emotion into the book

bibliosara Mar 21, 2019

This title is not usually what I would pick out to read. However, I was pleasantly suprised. Although I am not much of a fan of Star Wars, and I probably would not pick up another novelization, I did enjoy the writing style. Fry is a talented author, and his descriptions added a depth to the characters not found in the film. Detailed, yet understandable to Star Wars-newbies, the novelization of Episode 8 moved along quickly and accurately represented the film. The audio version is perhaps the best audiobook I've ever listened to, with sound effects from the film and voice adjustments that are above par. The use of the droid-style speaking was impressive. Altogether, science fiction fans and Star Wars fans alike will enjoy this novelization.

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Kerbal
Sep 03, 2018

An extremely good read, it makes the failure The Last Jedi WAY better than the movie. Adds a lot of depth into the movie and explains a lot.

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willy6666
Jul 04, 2018

last jedi is really good star wars all the way

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green_ant_1650
Apr 30, 2018

Awesome! 💖 Star Wars and this book was to good for words!

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godsamazinggrace1
Apr 29, 2018

Much better than the Force Awakens adaption. And for all of you people who are like, “WHAT!!!!!!,how do bombs fall in space!?” Obviously the resistance techs would have thought of that. The bombs had electromagnets. People always say that this movie was a failure. Um, I'm not sure what you guys are talking about. Are you ignoring the 90% it got on rotten tomatoes?!

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littlesusiemac
Apr 06, 2018

After eagerly anticipating this film tie in, I devoured this book in an entire sitting! Although I had a few issues with the plot itself feeling hastily thrown together, the quality of the author's work itself was excellent. Extra scenes add a little more insight into the history and characters, however I was still left with more questions than were answered about particular plot points, such as the backstory of Snoke and Phasma. The sudden revelation that Rose has about her feelings for Finn felt slightly more genuine than was achieved in the film, but this is to be expected, even if it did feel cheesy both times. All in all, I enjoyed this book, it filled in a few more gaps, even if I was left wanting a lot more! We will just have to wait until the next movie!

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bookycakes
Apr 05, 2018

I mean, this was exactly what it promised to be. The movie, with some character thoughts sprinkled in for good measure. I'm not going to lie, it's getting 4 stars pretty much because I loved the way the Kylo Ren scenes were written. Love me a good ol' tortured soul. As with all the extra Star Wars things I consume, I want all the Kylo Ren information because we know so very little about him even though he's our big bad guy who doesn't seem to want to be 100% bad. I RELISHED every look inside his head because this is CANON, people. THIS IS WHAT WE GET. Not speculation or fanfiction. I know more about a forgettable stormtrooper who literally has done like, 2 things ever in his life than I do about this delightfully twisted villain and now I'm in a rant that I didn't mean to be in. The power struggle between Kylo and Rey is what makes this new trilogy so fascinating and different because the line between good guy and bad guy is not exactly black and white, and I will continue to be here for that delicate imbalance. And a little bit of Poe's dangerous flyboy ways.

The one other thing this novelization did for me was to make me love Vice Admiral Holdo even more- she stole her scenes just like she did in the movie, and I will continue to love her despite everything. She was more concerned about protecting the light than looking like a hero, and that's one of the most powerful moments in the entire movie/novel.

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IanS_Librarian
Mar 14, 2018

Better Star Wars books have been written (i.e. A.C. Crispin's Han Solo trilogy) but for fans of the movie "The Last Jedi," this is a must-read. It gives you some perspective about what characters were thinking during the film, explains some plot points better and also includes deleted scenes. One scene I liked was where Rey and Luke dance at a party. It is fleeting but it softens Luke's character more than the movie did.

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