Dork Side Book Review: Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View

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I want to go with you to Alderaan and become a Jedi like my father.

A character who flies under the radar is Luke’s aunt (Beru) whose kindness is sweeter than honey. It was rumored that Boba Fett is the one to have disintegrated Owen and Beru, but we learn that it went down a different way. Boba Fett — from his point of view story in the novel — discovers the bodies of the two shortly after their demise, putting the puzzle together that it was in fact Imperials who did the dirty deed. The disintegration referenced by Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back happened sometime before A New Hope, on a hired-job on Coruscant.

Coming back to Beru’s story, we get her final moments where she reflects on her time with Luke and her husband, which you need to read From a Certain Point of View yourself to get the full impact.

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Qui-Gon manifests to Obi-Wan, even discussing the current feelings and path of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in the process. By manifesting I mean actually visibly appearing to Obi-Wan. This opens up the chance of the “woke” Jedi Master returning in The Last Jedi or future Star Wars films. This is the first time — we believe — that Qui-Gon has fully manifested into the physical realm, with his reveal to Obi-Wan on Mortis during the Clone Wars most likely a Force vision.

Greedo’s beef with Han Solo is a dispute over a woman — surprise, surprise — which we could get origins of in the upcoming Han Solo film. We also learn from this story that Solo shoots first, with Greedo not even getting a shot off. Yes, Han shot first — or Han shot, which was the end of the story for poor Greedo!