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Darth Plagueis book

MajinEddie's Avatar

05.05.2013 , 04:16 AM | #1
It was nice to get a bit of backstory on good old palpatine. Other then that is was so damn boring. What did you think of it?

Doctoglethorpe's Avatar

05.05.2013 , 07:57 AM | #2
I don't think it was boring that's for sure. If you think Plagueis was boring then I'm gonna assume you haven't read many SW books. Of course I enjoy the politics, scheming and character building conversations in books rather then action scene after action scene. Written action is usually dull as bricks unless its stuffed full of extra details like good dialog or internal thoughts of the characters participating in it to the point the action itself is just the outline of the picture being drawn in your head. So if by boring you mean not enough action then I would laugh pompously at you. ;p

BradTheImpaler's Avatar

05.05.2013 , 04:27 PM | #3
You are COMPLETELY wrong, OP.
With that said, I just got it from the library and I'm only a couple of chapters into it. I'm already hooked, so I'm going to go and keep on reading. I'll probably necro this thread in a while.
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DisposableHero's Avatar

05.05.2013 , 11:44 PM | #4
Finished it last week. I gotta say I loved it and didn't find it boring at all. the insight it gives to a lot of what happens in The Phantom menace is great.
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Jenzali's Avatar

05.06.2013 , 01:05 AM | #5
It's a masterpiece, in my opinion, easily my favorite Star Wars book of all time. The author somehow managed to weave the befuddled and nonsensical plot of Episode I into a rich and compelling narrative that gives a lot of background on the characters that did not appear in the films (and more importantly, helping us better understand some of the ones that did).

If you didn't enjoy it, I would suggest reading the Darth Bane trilogy first. Not only is it more action-packed but gives you t he context and origin of the Rule of Two which makes reading Darth Plagueis even more of a nerdgasm.
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Beniboybling's Avatar

05.06.2013 , 07:25 AM | #6
I agree with what everyone else has said, (apart from you OP *stern gaze*) it's fantastically written and engaging to the very end. I can imagine you found it boring because it wasn't your typical action packed novel, however as others have said its nice to have a blend and show that Star Wars can actually be intellectual.

Altogether one of the best Star Wars novels I've read, up there with the Bane Trilogy - which you might find more enjoyable if you haven't read it already.

Haltermania's Avatar

05.06.2013 , 07:36 AM | #7
I listen to the books in the audiobook version. for me its nice to lay back and visualize how the story is unfolding. I like the plot twists and seeing the story unfold during Episode I

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05.11.2013 , 03:33 AM | #8
I was thinking about buying it. But since I work, I don't have the time and I forget to. Everything I have heard or read about the book, gets my interest, and it seems like a good read.
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Tomb-Stone's Avatar

05.11.2013 , 05:13 AM | #9
I loved this book and the back stories it provided for Plagueis, Sidious, Maul, Dooku and a bit about Qui Gon Jinn. On a side note I liked how it talked about Dooku's connection to Jango Fett and Komari Vosa and the Bando Gora. Komari Vosa and the Bando Gora were the principal villains in the SW game Bounty Hunter back in the day.
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kirorx's Avatar

05.11.2013 , 10:22 PM | #10
Loved it