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A novel by James Kahn (1983, 1995, Ballentine Books)
Book 3 of the Star Wars Trilogy
4 years after Star Wars: A New Hope

Luke and Leia attempt to rescue Han, and then join the Rebel Alliance as it attacks the Emperor's latest super-weapon at Endor.



3 stars

Read March 12th to 17th, 1997 for the second time  
    The writing in this book was far better than in the first two.  Characters were finally given depth. Satisfying tidbits of information that were not given in the movies, as well. The battle scenes were like reading a movie, same as in the both Star Wars and Empire books. But this was more an independent novel than a novelization.  Characters could think and feel, and there was more background.  



A graphic novel by Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson (1995, Dark Horse Comics)


2 stars

Read May 9th to 13th, 1997  
    The story was so compressed. They could have easily doubled the number of pages and made the story still only mostly complete! I don't know what happened here, but unless the story was known before reading this, as, of course it is to almost everybody, I'd have been very confused about what was happening.  



A radio adaptation by Brian Daley (1996, Ballantine Books)


1 star

Read July 14th to 16th, 1997  
    Good for an intermittent read, I suppose.  The essentials were there, but it lacked lots of feeling. A lot of characters just didn't feel like themselves. It made good use of the other Star Wars incarnations, though, especially in referencing Shadows of the Empire  

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