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James Kahn

Autor(a) de The Star Wars Trilogy

27 Works 6,330 Membros 35 Críticas

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Obras por James Kahn

The Star Wars Trilogy (1983) 2,863 exemplares, 14 críticas
Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi (1983) 2,174 exemplares, 10 críticas
Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (1984) 394 exemplares, 1 crítica
Poltergeist (1982) 185 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Goonies (1985) — Autor — 167 exemplares, 1 crítica
World Enough, and Time (1980) — Autor — 161 exemplares, 3 críticas
Time's Dark Laughter (1982) 105 exemplares, 3 críticas
Timefall (1987) 53 exemplares
Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) 42 exemplares
The Echo Vector (1987) 10 exemplares
JAMES KAHN - STAR WARS - IL RI (2015) 3 exemplares
Diagnosis: Murder (1980) 3 exemplares
La Ronde subtile du temps (1982) 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

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Kahn, James
Data de nascimento



Environmental Catastrophe Sci-fi book, 80s em Name that Book (Setembro 2013)


"Once again, you underestimate the power of the darkside."

This movie novelization was enjoyable, better than episode 4. It was more emotional than episode 5. There are small additions added with more emotions and thoughts.

The conflict inside Luke was more visible than you'd see in the movie.

You have inner thoughts with the emperor that gives you a small insight that happens in the prequel trilogy. He played the political game very well.

I loved Darth Vader's inner thoughts, turmoil, and emotions, which was thought to have been forgotten.

The relationship between Han and Leia was thoughtfully done with our iconic line of 'I know'.

I felt my eyes get teary after the battle between father and son. . . That was emotional at its best.

I understand now why George Lucas changed the origin story. . . I will not repeat it here.

This is still a classic all Star Wars fans should at least read once.
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Aya666 | 9 outras críticas | May 16, 2024 |
The writing is much better in this one! Which makes me happy, because Return of the Jedi is my fave movie, so it's good that it also gets to be my fave book. James Kahn seems to have a much better grasp of the characters, and gives them their own voices: Luke is philosophical and sentimental, Lando thinks in gambling metaphors, Han is more casual and so on. I works.

It's also funny, and I smile a lot and even laughed at a few times. With that said, let's discuss quotes again!

"I was killing your kind when being a Jedi meant something."

I kinda wish we'd seen more of Jabba doing that in the prequels rather than, ehhh, whatever it was he did at that podrace. (Note: I was ten when ep I came out. I LOVED the podrace)

Luke wanted to burn the villain. [...] Of course, his primary objective was to free his friends, whom he loved dearly; it was this concern that guided him now, abolve all else. but in the process, to free the universe of this ganster slug - this was a prospect that tinted Luke's purpose with an ever-so-slightly dark satisfaction.

Luke's flirting with the dark side works so well in the novel. You kinda see why he is tempted and you can almost see him crossing over by going a little too far at some point. It comes sorta close, I think.

[Leia is captured by Jabba.] But there were worse things, and in any case, this wouldn't last.
The worse things she knew well. Her standard of comparison was the night she'd been tortured by Darth Vader. She's been almost broken.

I love how her being captured by Jabba is compared to her being tortured by Vader. She's like "there were worse things, like idk the worst night of my entire life that I never wanna talk about" and not "oh it was fun I got to wear a cute golden bikini for a while". That bikini will never define her and it never should.

Yet Leia's hold was not merely physical. She closed her eyes, closed out the pain in her hands, focused all of her life-force - and all it was able to channel - into squeezing the breath from the horried creature.

Leia uses the force to kill Jabba. Piss off with your "we don't know if Leia is force-sensitive or not"-bullshit.

Yoda stood still smiling inside, his small green hand clutching his walking stick for support.

Yoda is green now, not blue. You get more continuity in Sweet Valley.

Ben continued his narrative. "When your father left, he didn't know your mother was pregnant. Your mother and I knew he would find out eventually, but we wanted to keep you both as safe as possible, for as long as possible. So I took you to live with my brother Owen, on Tatooine ... and your mother took Leia to live as the daughter of Senator Organa, on Alderaan."


Oh my gods, this is like 50005050350050 times better than the prequels WHYYY wasn't this the story? I'm so mad.

"Leia!" Luke and Han shouted together.
"Boo dEEdwee!"
"Your Highness!"

For some reason all alien languages are spelled out in this one, so here's how you say Leia in wookiee and binary droid language. In case you were wondering.

I don't have the energy to quote it, but when Han finds Leia right after Luke has left, the scene is kinda different from the movie in all the wrong ways. In the movie Leia is like "I want to be left alone for a while, I don't wanna talk about it" and Han's like "BUT YOU COULD TELL LUKE!?!??!" and then he's about to leave because you know, that's what she said, but then he sorta turns back and apologizes at which point Leia says "hold me" and Han does. In the book Han gets pissed when she won't tell him what's going on and starts shaking her!?!??!?!?!? And idk she does kinda embrace him, but I still like it much better when he's shown as someone who listens to her and not someone who gets irrationally angry and shakes her? The fuck!?

[Paploo the ewok steals a bike from the stormtroopers to draw them off.] He was going farily low velocity for what the bike could do - but in Ewok-time, Paploo was absolutely dizzy with speed and extiement. It was terrifying; but he loved it. He would talk about this ride until the end of his life, and then his children would tell their children, and it would get faster with each generation.

Ewoks are the best. Fuck off if you don't agree.

With a last, heartfelt smile, he whspiered, "I love you."
"I know," she answered simply.

Doesn't work as well now that Han never said his line in the last book, but it's still such a great line. I'm glad it got to be there.

Now that I'm done with the Star Wars trilogy, I think it's time for the Lando Calrissian adventures. :D Never read them before, so it'll be fun.
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upontheforemostship | 9 outras críticas | Feb 22, 2023 |
Volné pokračování knihy Dobyvatelé ztracené archy podle úspěšného filmu Stevena Spielberga.
Rok 1935. Indiana Jones se tentokrát v šanghajském klubu zaplete s čínským gangsterským bossem. Ve hře je zprvu „jen" stará čínská socha a vzácný diamant, záhy však i samotný Jonesův život. Nečekaný vývoj událostí přivede Indyho na další dobrodružnou výpravu, tentokrát do Indie.
stpetr | Jan 15, 2023 |
This collection of novelizations of the original trilogy of the Star Wars franchise is based on film scripts that Alan Dean Foster (ghostwriting for George Lucas), Donald F. Glut, and James Kahn used to bring the films to the printed page. Ultimately only Glut’s treatment of The Empire Strikes Back is the best of the bunch as it was readable, and the characterizations were good. Unfortunately, Dean’s Star Wars and Kahn’s Return of the Jedi while each having one good thing to them were overwhelmed by either poor writing or horrible internalization of characters along with a myriad of other issues to go along side them. I would recommend watching the films over the reading this collection if you’re a general reader, but if you want to dip your toe into the novelizations go for The Empire Strikes Back.

Star Wars by George Lucas
The Empire Strikes Back by Donald F. Glut 3/5
Return of the Jedi by James Kahn 2/5
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mattries37315 | 13 outras críticas | Sep 29, 2021 |



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