Book Review: ‘The Last Battle’

All art, no matter what the medium might be, is a product of the times in which it is created. A 1950s-era novel like Elliott Arnold’s Flight from Ashiya, for instance, will resonate with readers or movie buffs who remember director Michael Anderson’s 1964 adaptation, but it will still reflect the concerns and issues ofContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The Last Battle’”

Book Review: Marvel Comics ‘Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope’ (Remastered 2015 Edition)

Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope Based on a screenplay by George Lucas Writer/Editor: Roy Thomas Artist: Howard Chaykin Consulting Editor (1977): Archie Goodwin Cover Artist (2015): Adi Granov The original comic adaptation of the greatest space-fantasy film of all is remastered for the modern age! Weeks before George Lucas’ first Star WarsContinue reading “Book Review: Marvel Comics ‘Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope’ (Remastered 2015 Edition)”

Audiobook Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Collection’

On February 14, 2017, Random House Audio released William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Collection, a 15-CD box set featuring the three audiobook editions of author Ian Doescher’s William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy. It consists of dramatic readings of Doescher’s first three books in the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars series: Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, TheContinue reading “Audiobook Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Collection’”

Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken: Star Wars Part the Seventh’

Two trilogies are now behind us, dear reader….Thank you for sharing this journey with me, and may the Force be with you onward, into episodes 7, 8, and 9. – Ian Doescher, in his Afterword to William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge: Star Wars Part the Third Roll swiftly as thou canst, goodContinue reading “Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Force Doth Awaken: Star Wars Part the Seventh’”

Book Review: ‘A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918’

On May 30, 2006, Delacorte Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, published G.J. Meyer’s A World Undone: The History of the Great War, 1914 to 1918, a one-volume history about the most misunderstood conflict that very few people living in the 21st Century know about: World War I. Overshadowed by the global conflict thatContinue reading “Book Review: ‘A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918’”

Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First’

Prologue. Outer space. Enter CHORUS. CHORUS  Alack! What dreadful turmoil hath beset The strong Republic and its bonds of peace. O’er distant trade routes all do sigh and fret As fears of grim taxation do increase. The greedy, vile Trade Federation hath Created a blockade none may pass through. With deadly battleships they block theContinue reading “Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First’”

Book Box Set Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set’

On October 28, 2014, Philadelphia-based Quirk Books (home of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) released William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set, a collection of author Ian Doescher’s best-selling mashup of the works of George Lucas and William Shakespeare. Comprised of Doescher’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, The EmpireContinue reading “Book Box Set Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set’”

Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return: Star Wars Part the Sixth’

Emperor:This lightsaber that resteth by my side– Thou doest desire it hotly, doest thou not?The hate doth swell within thee even now–It hath an aura palpable. Take upThy Jedi weapon, use it. I–as thouCanst see–am quite unarm’d. So strike me down With all thy hatred, let thine anger stirEach moment thou dost more become myContinue reading “Book Review: ‘William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return: Star Wars Part the Sixth’”

Book Review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Adaptation (Marvel Comics)

On June 18, 2019, Marvel Comics published the trade paperback edition of Solo; A Star Wars Story, which collected issues 1-7 of writer Robbie Thompson and artist Will Sliney’s adaptation of director Ron Howard’s 2018 film about the early adventures of Han Solo, Chewbacca the Wookiee, and their first caper as smugglers in the earlyContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Adaptation (Marvel Comics)”