Not a Book Report
I enjoy reflecting on the movies, TV, books and other media that I consume. I’m notoriously sentimental. This series documents the books that I read. These aren’t reviews or recommendations. Just a list. For me. Mostly so that I can page through what I read, where I was, and when.
I adored the Star Wars Extended Universe (EU) growing up. I loved how much depth a book could explore about the universe that a two-hour film focused on a couple protagonists could not. Thrawn became one of my favorite characters after Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire. The Vulcan of Star Wars. The scary idea of “what if the Empire was way more competent and efficient?” I loved how he teed up the Yuuzhan Vong.
When Disney acquired Lucasfilm, the EU became part of the “Legends” catalog and no longer was canon - Disney had a blank slate to build around the movies. After releasing the sequel trilogy, they seem to be borrowing from more EU content and injecting it into the Filoni-verse.
David Filoni led the animated series, The Clone Wars tv show, before the acquisition. The show was good and became great - the end result is the prequel films now seem more interesting. The show gave Anakin a fascinating character arc that mdae you care about the transformation to Darth Vader and created Ahsoka Tano, one of the best characters in the saga and finally one that is not related to a Skywalker. If you have not watched The Clone Wars yet, give it a try and then go watch Episodes 2 and 3.
Under Filoni’s leadership, Disney released shows that built on his world like The Bad Batch, The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and Star Wars: Rebels. Rebels introduced Thrawn into the screen canon and Disney brought back Timothy Zahn to write an updated, canon-approved, introduction book called Thrawn that was released around the same time.
I first read Thrawn in 2018 and enjoyed it. I had not followed through with the Star Wars: Rebels show, though, and started watching it after finishing the latest season of The Mandalorian. I downloaded the audiobook to catch back up. when I remembered that the new Thrawn book and the third season of Rebels had overlapping plot lines.
I have also been walking my dogs a lot more lately while we replant our grass and have more audiobook time…
|Format||Audiobook (Apple Books)|
|Length||16 Hours 57 Minutes|
|Date Started||April 22, 2023|
|Date Finished||April 25, 2023|