- File Size: 1300 KB
- Print Length: 77 pages
- Publisher: LucasBooks (August 8, 2006)
- Publication Date: August 8, 2006
- Sold by: Random House LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000JMKNQ0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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Boba Fett: A Practical Man: Star Wars (Short Story) (Star Wars - Legends) Kindle Edition
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So it turns out the choice was a good one: having Ms. Traviss bring her sensibilities to the New Jedi Order provides a sorely-needed shift from the overall tone of the nineteen novels. It's fascinating how she juxtaposes Boba Fett and his allies against the Yuuzhan Vong, two cultures both comfortable with violence as a means to an end but diametrically opposed as to the means. This story is set chronologically before Vector Prime, meaning it could be a reader's first introduction to the Yuuzhan Vong culture, and overall I would say that's neither worse nor better than first encountering them via Vector Prime. It's just different, as Vector Prime shows the Vong through the lens of the Jedi and here we meet them through the alternate viewpoint of Mandalorian mercenaries.
This story brings us up-to-date on an older Boba Fett, one still living the mercenary life while also having responsibilities as the Mandalore, the leader of his people.Read more ›
It was a nice read, giving a lot of insight into how she sees the Mandalorians, as well as her take on Boba Fett. And while it was a good read, it did leave me a bit disappointed. This just doesn't seem like the Boba Fett that was the silent, intriguing, dangerous bounty hunter we all came to know in the movies. He's lost some of his mystique, his edginess, now that he's gone from a lone wolf out on the hunt in the universe to being a leader of a race of people (leader of a society/culture in which he can't even speak the language...that seemed a bit unrealistic to me, after all how can someone truly relate to a people they're supposed to be leading when they can't even speak to them in their own language?).
Anyway, it was an okay read, just take it with a grain of salt in the fact that what might be considered canon in Star Wars today, will be refuted at some point in the future when another writer (or even Lucas himself) decides to change things once more.
Even for a short story, it seemed a bit too short and ends rather abruptly. I would have liked to have seen bit more, or at least learn what the Mandalorians did after the first few weeks of the invasion. It's tough to be satisfied with this after reading Unifying Force, where Han sees Boba Fett fighting alongside Alliance troops. Hopefully that story will be written one day.
***SPOILERS*** ***SPOILERS*** ***SPOILERS***
I knew from the Star Wars comics that the Mandalorians were involved in the Vong War during their invasion and that they fought alongside them against the New Republic. But this e-book really helped fill in the gaps that the comics and the novels left. I knew they weren't just in it for the credits!
The visuals that Karen Travis paints with her story were just amazing! Having Boba Fett walking through the depths of one of the Vong's ships was great! I could almost smell the slime oozing from the walls and hear the squishing of his boots as he walked across the pulsing floor. Also, having him compare being in the ship to being back inside the Sarlaac pit was very cool as well.
During the book, the Mandalorians are faced with a moral dilemma. They have signed up with the Vong, thinking they are just an army that wants to wreck a few worlds and they'll get some quick cash off of it. But it turns out it's an entire invasion armada and they want to destroy the entire galaxy! Boba Fett and the Mandalorians have already taken the job so they are honor bound to stand by their word and fight alongside the Vong against the New Republic. However in doing so, Fett adds on that the Vong have to leave his home planet of Mandalore alone. They agree and of course they are lying to him. But this gives Boba Fett the time he needs to mobilize his people for war.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Travis is amazing at covering the details. I read this after completing the clone series. Goes right to the heart of Mandalorian culture, insightful of their cultural families... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Kath the grey
A good glimpse into how Boba Fett thought. Showed a different side of him. Great read for any Boba Fett or Star Wars fan.Published 1 month ago by Action Figure Collector
I did not mean to order this and can not download on my android phone. No option to refund or cancel.Published 1 month ago by M. Kuhl
Cool great overall good book I love star wars it's my favorite series a So CALLED CLASSIC IS WORSE THAN THIS.Published 5 months ago by James Hancock
Insights into mandalorians was nice to have. The vong are definitely a different culture in some ways, but like many they are just dictators.Published 8 months ago by Betsy David
I love filling in my Fett history. I really enjoyed this short story and will definitely get around to reading it again.Published 10 months ago by Howie
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