Monday, March 03, 2008

Back To Work

After my week of blah-ness, I went back to work today and managed to stay most of the morning before becoming a bit too tired. I am improving greatly though so that's good. While there, I was doing the striping project and I thought I finally came across a book that didn't not only didn't belong to us, it didn't belong to the Seminary at all. I ran it through and a message informed me it belonged somewhere else. Did we steal this from them? My boss came out and ran it through the catalog which revealed it did indeed belong to us. I ran it through check in again with nothing special happening. The bar code scanner read it wrong. But what a mistake! Long story shorter, this story really doesn't have a point! Oh well...

While I was laid up, I finished a new book. Timothy Zahn is one of the main writers of Star Wars books. In fact, he's one of the few "originals" still writing them. I've said it more than once. I used to really enjoy Star Wars books but when the "New Jedi Order" books came around, they just didn't do it for me. Even books that had nothing to do with the storyline suffered. Sure, there was less than a half dozen exceptions. There always is. Even Zahn's own Survivor's Quest didn't grab me the way it should. Allegiance maybe regains some of that glory. Taking place right after A New Hope it captures Luke, Leia and Han the way they were at this time and it's great. Because of the time period, we're able to see Mara Jade in her role as the Emperor's Hand and how she interacts with Palpatine and Vader. (Hint. Hint.) Zahn doesn't bring back any of the other now "canonical" characters he created except, curiously, Disra but I think that's good. My one real criticism is where were the Droids?

4 comments:

K.J. Kofsuske said...

Wait...a book set DURING the movies? Okay, I MIGHT have to read that one. I'm not buying it though; I'll get it from the library.

Likestrek said...

Mara and Vader's interactions alone should keep you interested...

K.J. Kofsuske said...

Except Mara makes me want to gouge my eyes out...;)

Likestrek said...

My point... ;)

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