Star Wars Coruscant Nights I Jedi Twilight by Michael Reaves is a book with a surprisingly long title that I’ve been meaning to write about for a while now, but always forgot. The plot, as summarized on the back, is about a Jedi who, after the killing of most of them in Episode III, now has to work as a private investigator, helping people in need, when he suddenly gets hit by a mission from his former Master.
If you know me and my book-reading habits, you’d have probably thought that I couldn’t resist a book about a Jedi private investigator, and indeed I couldn’t. So what did I think about it? Difficult to say, very difficult.
First of all, it’s a damn good book. Interesting, funny, different from all other Star Wars books, with many good characters. I’m absolutely going to get part 2 as soon as Amazon.de bothers to sell it here.
The problem I have is that it’s not a story about a jedi private investigator. I don’t mean this on some abstract literary level or anything. The Jedi in question just does not work as a private investigator. He works as a bounty hunter, a theme that has been featured to death in Star Wars literature already. Not that it matters, because the book literally begins with him giving up this job.
As I said above, it’s a damn good book, I can fully recommend it to you, but it’s not a book about a jedi private investigator, and I’d so have loved to read a book like that.
Written on July 10th, 2008 at 08:23 pm