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Don't expect too much
on December 6, 2013
I wasn't expecting a whole lot about it: just a bit of extra insight into the mind of my favorite style of villain. I knew that I was going to be disappointed when I saw the "mismatched pages" meant to show how it was a collection of writings from Sith Lords long past
I wasn't wrong. Though each "manifesto-fragment" is written in a different style (since they were meant to be written by different Sith Lords from different eras), it didn't seem as though the author really knew the characters he was writing the perspective of, especially when it came to the notes in the margins. All the Jedi masters simply critique the Dark Side at every opportunity, never offering anything substantial, and all the Sith just seem to be praising the deviousness of their predecessors. Nobody actually seems to be making notes for later reference: it almost has the feel of an online forum discussion, where some grammarian is criticizing the use of "literally" as opposed to "figuratively," whereas the author of the discussion's buddies are all just bellowing about how great their friend is.
While the book gave me a little more history to build on for the Star Wars universe and the origins of the Sith, it gave almost nothing in the way of offering a glimpse into the mind of a Sith.
But then, as I said earlier, I wasn't expecting much.