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Stuart G. (stuartgreenwell) - Reviews

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The Force Unleashed (Star Wars)
The Force Unleashed (Star Wars)
Author: Sean Williams
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
Review Date: 12/9/2008
Helpful Score: 1

I admit it, I wasn't expecting to much of this book when I sat down to tear into it. I mean, it was based off a video game after all, so the plot would probably be stretched. But I am an avid Star Wars fan, so I was going to read it anyway.

Surprisingly, this book was very entertaining. I have never read anything by Sean Williams before, but I found his prose very inviting. Some of the conversations were corny in places, but he is great at inner monologue. The book wasn't dumbed down, nor was it wasn't trying to be something it was not. It was a great story of finding oneself, falling in love, and becoming a hero.

As far as the content goes, I haven't played the video game. But, talking to some who have, it sounds like it is pretty much the same storyline wise. In the greater Star Wars Mythos, it is pretty much the beginning of the rebellion against the Empire. As such, it is added to the Star Wars fan's required reading list. You will run into some familiar faces along the way. And, while the end was not shocking (pardon the pun), it was entertaining from start to finish.

iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It
Review Date: 1/3/2009
Helpful Score: 4

This book was a fun read. If you are a fan of Apple computers, it is a great insight into the start of that company. But that aside, it also gives an interesting overview of the people and culture that made up the group of kids that created the personal computers as we know it today. And computers aside, it is an interesting tale into the mind of the Einstein of our time. So while i picked up this book because of my interest in Apple history, I ended it with so much more.

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