Undeniable Fact About ROTS #28: Novelization Spent 10 Weeks On NYT Bestseller Top 10 List

Matthew Stover’s ROTS novelization spent 10 weeks in the top 10 on the New York Times’s bestseller list for hardcover fiction, peaking at #3.

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3 Responses to “Undeniable Fact About ROTS #28: Novelization Spent 10 Weeks On NYT Bestseller Top 10 List”

  1. james Says:

    I have never been overly fond of the novel. People claim Anakin comes off as”whiny” or “unlikable” in the movie yet to me he only comes off that way in the novel. To the point where he thinks of killing Master windu in the council chambers, serious or not it seemed out of charater for him. I prefered the movie where he came of as more of a reluctant villan who tried to the last possible second to avoid falling to the dark side. The novel made him seem almost eager. Just my 2 cents.

  2. Tarrlok Says:

    For my money, this is the best of all the SW novels. Lucas’ story certainly helps, being as authentic as it is. However, I think Matt Stover’s colourful, detailed descriptive language was the best interpretation of Lucas’ visual style into prose I’ve seen. Some found it overwrought, but I thought it was very appropriate for SW in general and the grandiose, operatic PT/ROTS in particular.

    Being a series that fully exploits film as a medium, I think SW novels need that sort of zest if the franchise is to thrive in the written word. Else it becomes a dry Wookieepedia entry.

  3. lovelucas Says:

    Matt Stover’s RotS is one of my favorites. Like him getting in the head of the characters, especially Anakin. Also that last page in italics. The candle.

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