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Fine addition to Murray's Work

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-2020

Book lacks as much of a central point as Human Accomplishment but is still great.

Perhaps the best Star Wars novel

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-2020

Star Wars: Darth Plagueis is perhaps the best Star Wars novel. It strongest feature is Luceno's illustrative use of prose, vocabulary, and metaphor to recreate old and new environments inspired by or taken from the movies. This is especially true in violent scenes where Luceno's full command of the English language is put on full display. The plot itself is well developed and helps to explain and justify many plotpoints of the prequels which George Lucas failed to flesh out. Music excerpts put into the audio book and sfx sounds really build atmosphere. The only faults with the book are that various alien species' names and names of planets were not mentioned in the movies so you may have to look them up online to visualise what's happening. The plot also lacks perhaps a clear arch, although one is present.