Saturday, September 26, 2015

The Empire Striketh Back | Ian Doescher | Mini-Review

I cannot tell you the number of times I either laughed out loud or had to fight back a strong laugh.* Once again, I found Doescher giving new life to the Star Wars series: giving characters more character, writing delightful verbal spats between Han and Leia, and addressing some architectural decisions (seriously, why are there so many giant rooms with places to fall to your death?). Doescher also did an interesting thing to Yoda's dialogue. As Doescher writes in his epilogue, how do you make Yoda's lines distinct when everyone sounds like Yoda? This problem is resolved by having Yoda speak in the 5-7-5 haiku format. I absolutely loved it! This was a wonderful sequel to William Shakespeare's Star Wars and I have already bought the next book in the series!


*Monday mornings on the bus, people generally don't want to hear you laughing. 

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