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Leiafan
post Oct 5 2010, 10:07 PM
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I liked the Thrawn trilogy when it first came out. At the time (the early 1990s), the possibility of new SW movies was by no means guaranteed, at least as far as I knew.

In actuality, Lucas had been planning to make them for some time. What spurred him to actually begin working on them was the release of the movie "Jurassic Park" -- Lucas, who incidentally took the reins of the movie over from his buddy Spielberg when Spielberg had to leave to start filming "Schindler's List" in Poland, decided that the special effects were advanced enough so that he could make the additional movies as he envisioned them.

But I digress. I was very excited when the Thrawn trilogy was announced, in a small article in my local newspaper. Entertainment section, of course. And, conveniently enough, I worked in a bookstore at the time. When the first hardback arrived, I looked through it. I recall that it was deliberately priced very low, so as to maximize the chances that it would sell well. It did. The store quickly sold out of the relatively few copies it had ordered, and so had to re-order.

Anyway, I bought a copy and read through it pretty quickly. I admit, there were some extremely dull parts that I skimmed. There were many more such parts in the subsequent two novels. But overall, I liked it. I was glad to see Luke, Leia and Han again. And Chewie. And the droids. And many of the supporting players. No Vader or Emperor, of course, being as the books were set five years after the events of ROTJ.

Mara Jade and Thrawn were introduced as characters in the first book, and (believe it or not) I liked them well enough. I didn't find them obnoxious, and thought they were pretty well-integrated into the story. The story itself was fairly interesting. Still, what I liked most was the interaction between the movie characters. Timothy Zahn did them justice for the most part.

So, I thought the books were fun, at least for the time they were released.


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post Oct 6 2010, 01:02 AM
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Yes, they are fun books to read. Oddly enough I just finished reading them awhile back and now am on Vision of the Future. But yes, definitely a good read or reread.


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post Oct 6 2010, 06:21 AM
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I adore the Thrawn trilogy. In fact, Thrawn is one of the most interesting EU characters.


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post Oct 8 2010, 04:53 AM
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Thrawn was entertaining.


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post Oct 8 2010, 08:29 PM
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The Thrawn Trilogy are the best Star wars books ever. No contest (even though my personal fav are the Darth Bane books wink.gif ). I remember reading them when I was 13 and that was 12 years ago. I might have to go out and buy them and re-read them. I hear that all 3 are in one big book now is that true?


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post Oct 8 2010, 08:51 PM
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Probably. I've seen many of the trilogies and duologies become one big book after a while.


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post Nov 13 2010, 08:38 AM
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OMG, I love the thrawn trilogy,hands down my fave. It is what first got me into reading the expanded universe. I remember being thirteen years old and I had a ton of homework one day My mom told me that if I finished all my homework she'd have a surprise for me when she got home. When I saw that the surprise was three thick sw books I was less than enthusiastic. But before I knew it, I was hooked into the books. i was especially intrigued by Mara Jade. She has much become my fave character over the years.


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post Nov 18 2010, 09:32 PM
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And it was so artistically done.
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