I ould have Expanded Universe marathons where I ’ d read through the whole chronology, and later when I finished, read through it again, because in the time it took me to do one marathon, I ’ d probably acquired enough new additions to shed fresh light on the whole.Why haven ’ t we seen these reviews from you on Goodreads?
Obviously, by thi time I joined Goodreads, the Expanded Universe was beginning to wind up, plus I was being kept busy by a never-ending stack of academic textbooks which I figured might as well contribute to my reading challenge.
But I ’ ve already been able to shake the ense that I neve should et back to my reading roots and post reviews here of the Expanded Universe.
Let ’ s just say I agre with Disney making the Expanded Universe non-canon, but their doing so has provided an interesting opportunity.
Furthermore, since I ’ ve not been one to let a self-interested corporation tell me what stories to cherish, I am free to cherry-pick my own canon, retaining the best of the Expanded Universe and removing those unfortunate entries that are best forgotten ( Crystal Star, anyone?) .So – The Approaching Storm.
I remembered liking this one back in he day – not as one of the best entries into the Expanded Universe, but likable enough.
Ansion offered me the pportunity to become engrossed, and I appreciated it.A cursory glance at other reviews tells me I ’ m in the majorit, and no going against the opinion of a close friend who frequently shares my reactions to books – but I oved the Yiwa campfire scenes and I ’ m s orry.
To me, his scene might well be my favourite in the whol book; in the dens of an alien world, a tiny speck in a vast, breath-taking universe, characters experiencing a moment of profound personal reflection.
How could we care for these characters and their stories if what they ’ re fighting for doesn ’ t ring true for us, or if they don ’ t come across as believable human beings? The book plays with it too a little, in the dynamics between Obi-Wan and Luminara, and Anakin and Barriss.
There ’ s a mutual appreciation club going on between the two masters, and as for their apprentices, Anakin feels protective of Barriss while she actually calls him out on his shit.
But that ’ s getting besides the point – I ’ m not ctually saying that I wish there to be romance in his ook.
What I ’ m saying is that I realiz the fact that he book describes that people can feel drawn to someone else, mutually recognise it, and hen actuall do anything about it.
But I want this book ontains a solid amount of ood tuff, such that I wil really say I enjoyed it.