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Attack of the Clones: Star Wars: Episode II by [Salvatore, R.A.]
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  • File Size: 10331 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey; 1st edition (June 28, 2011)
  • Publication Date: June 28, 2011
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00513F9CK
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Format: Hardcover
R.A. Salvatore is pretty much accredited to re-launching the stagnant Star Wars novels with Vector Prime (the first novel in the continuing New Jedi Order series) and killing off Chewbacca. With his style of writing, and previous work within the Star Wars universe, it was probably pretty easy for Lucasfilm to get Salvatore to pen the second movie.
I won't bore you with what you already seen in the movie, but I do believe that the novel of Attack of the Clones is required reading for all Star Wars fans, as it fills in many blanks that seemed to be missing from the movie. It also ties the spanning years between Phantom Menace and AOTC. Actually the reader won't even recognize the start of the movie until he is in chapter 5.
The first four chapters explains where Obi Wan Kenobi and a 10 year older Anakin Skywalker have been up to. We are also introduced to Padme Amidala's family back on Naboo and learn much more on how she became a queen. The detailed conversation between Padme and her sister (never seen in the movie) are a great set up on how she eventually falls for Anakin.
Also we learn how Shmi Skywalker was abducted by the Tusken Raiders, and much more origin information is given on Beru and Owen Lars (Luke's eventual uncle on Tantooine) and the dynamics of the Lars/Skywalker connection.
Throughout the remaining novel the reader is treated to more bonus material (much of which was indeed filmed, but hit the cutting room floor before release) that seems to open your eyes to the bigger political picture of that famous galaxy far, far away. Questions such as: Who were the lost 20 Jedi? How did Dooku ascend to power? Why Jango had Boba created, and how was young Fett trained? How did the Separatist factions begin?
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By A Customer on June 1, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book after seeing the movie twice. I have only recently become a Star Wars fanatic, but despite this condition, my opinion on the quality of the movie and book is totally unbiased. :)
The movie was very good, but some parts felt missing--in many parts of Episode II, Attack of the Clones, it felt as if scenes had been truncated, or as if they could have been extended. I also didn't quite grasp the plot completely after the first viewing.
But the novel fills in the gaps admirably; it was a terrific read, and I absolutely could not put it down. Salvatore's style is extremely engaging, and he goes far deeper with Shmi Skywalker, Padme Amidala, Anakin, and many of the other characters than the movie could ever hope to. It accomplishes what a cinematic feature never could--a full-length tale complete with twists and turns and intrigue of every sort. The movie also makes more sense--the characters become deeper, more complex, and the manner in which Salvatore presents them is very intimate and warm. With the book, we dive deeper into Padme's conflicting emotions concerning the budding romance between her and Anakin, and we also get a chance to experience some of her family life. We get a closer look at Shmi Skywalker, Anakin's mother, and see how profoundly she loves her son, and how much she misses her once little, but now grown Anakin. We also experience Anakin on a deeper level; Anakin's metamorphisis from boy to young man is clearly shown, as is the massive grief that he experiences because of the separation from his mother; his frustration at Obi-Wan, yet also his deep love for his Jedi Master, are thoughtfully and expertly written as well.
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Format: Hardcover
Don't get me wrong; I really enjoyed the movie. I just thought a lot ended up on the cutting room floor considering George finaced the movie himself. From what I have read in the novel version of AOTC, much of it would have added depth to both the story and the characters.
Salvatore's novelization of the film beings before the movie, showing us more of the Star Wars universe and giving us far more insight to the characters.
Also, his novel was based on the unedited version of the film (the shooting script) and gives the fans much more of Episode II. It also allows fans to decide whether the edited film was better served by removing the scenes. In particular <SPOILER> the scene in the garage on Tatooine between Amidala and Anakin post slaughter for the Tuskens </SPOILER> left me questioning George's script writing abilities. In the book the scene makes much more sense as it shows Anakin experiencing remorse for his loss of control. On the other hand there are scenes deletions that I thought did serve the story's pace (but I still would have rather seen them stay).
While the book is not a replacement for the movie, it is an enjoyable treat for die-hard fans. Star Wars by nature is a big screen experience and loses its grandeur when translated to other formats. I can't imagine Salvatore doing much better at converting the movie than he did. I would have found the action sequences between Jango and Obi-wan difficult to imagine without having seen the movie, I can't image anyone writing it any better than he has done.
The book does a much better job at potraying Jango and Boba. It also helps traverse the murky romance between Anakin and Amidala.
If you love the movie you should treat yourself to this book!
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