Goodreads Book Review - Star Wars: Kenobi

Kenobi (Star Wars)Kenobi by John Jackson Miller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Star Wars as a Western with Tatooine as the Old West, Tuskens as the Indians, and Obi-Wan Kenobi as the mysterious gunslinging stranger new to the frontier who ends up having to save the whole town... this idea is brilliant, and the book shapes up about as wonderfully as you'd hope. Kenobi tells the story of how Obi-Wan arrives on Tatooine after the events of Revenge of the Sith and begins his transformation into Old Ben. He's the only character familiar to the SW universe to appear, although more than a few others are mentioned, and his characterization is spot on. The entire time I was able to perfectly picture Ewan Macgregor's face and voice delivering the lines. The new characters created for the story are very well-realized, as well, especially the Tusken Raiders, who are explored more fully than I can ever remember. The story itself is quite fun, filled with action and humor in equal parts; the driving force seems a bit scattered as you go along but as the conclusion barrels down on you it all coalesces nicely.  This is overall a very enjoyable addition to the mythos.

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