Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Review of From a Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back


Read for: Anticipated 2020 Release, Recently Added, Audio Book

Synopsis: "From a Certain Point of View strikes back! Celebrate the legacy of the groundbreaking Star Wars sequel with this exciting reimagining of the timeless film.

On May 21, 1980, Star Wars became a true saga with the release of The Empire Strikes Back. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, forty storytellers recreate an iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back, through the eyes of a supporting character, from heroes and villains to droids and creatures. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors and trendsetting artists."

My Review: I was beyond excited when I found out they were doing another From a Certain Point of View for The Empire Strikes Back! I enjoy listening to the audio book for Star Wars novels as they often have great sound effects in addition to great narrators. I struggled a bit with this one, while I really enjoyed several of the stories perspectives, from the Wampum to the Millennium Falcon, characters I am familiar with or at least have enough screen time to be familiar. But there were quite a few others, particularly within the Empire, who were so minor (possibly even completely off screen) that it was difficult to place them. A lot of this could be that this was my least favorite movie of the original trilogy so am not as familiar with it as I am with A New Hope. With that said, while there were some stories that I didn't enjoy as much, overall I still think this was a really good book and I still love the concept, can we please keep going?! I really need to read an ewok story when they see their first stormtrooper and so many more stories!

My Rating: They really did put together an all star cast of authors for this book, many of my favorites had stories.  I think I really enjoyed the parts set on Hoth the best. I have to say Munchkin did well when he picked this book out for me for Christmas!  I give it a rating of Three Paws.

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