Sunday, May 27, 2012
I picked it up, flipped through a few pages, and decided I had to have it. I guess no one is immune to the marketing machine known as Star Wars. I've had a terrible weakness for all things Star Wars since 1977, when I first saw the original movie. To be fair, though, the Character Encyclopedia is pretty cool. Definitely geared towards kids with all the color photos and short paragraphs, but hey, that's part of what makes reading it enjoyable. It seems to cover every single character that appeared in any of the six movies, including some really obscure ones like those weird alien "girls" dancing in Jabba's court and all those Jedi masters seen sitting around doing nothing in the prequels films (I had no idea how many female Jedi masters there were). The only thing I don't quite like is that the book doesn't mention any of the characters from the Clone Wars cartoon or the books, like Ashoka Tano or Ventress. That's a shame, because a lot of those characters are cool and I'd like to know more about them. Guess there's always Wikipedia.
Speaking of Star Wars, here's something worth checking out if you haven't seen it yet:
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