I’d like to call your attention to a new blog from a friend of mine, Twila Price, who runs The Magpie Library and Tea Room, where she’ll be writing book reviews a couple of times a week. Follow her and drop by and say hello!
This novel was a must-buy for me after seeing Rogue One twice in the theaters in one week. I had to know if it gave any insights into the characters and I needed to spend more time with Cassian, Jyn, Chirrut, Baze, Bodhi and Kay-Two. So how did it stack up?
The writing was smooth and competent, so there was no hindrance to just picking up the book and sailing through the story. It was a quick read. The plot and story beats followed the movie closely, with very few (if any) scenes that we hadn’t viewed on screen. Where it shone was in giving us the internal musings of many of the characters — both Jyn and Cassian gained more depth with this additional information. Baze and Chirrut did not fare so well, with only one or two scenes giving us insight into their thoughts, but I hear that…
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