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MFH
07-14-2002, 05:16 PM
Just curious if it is any good or not. Han and Chewbacca are probably my favorite characters. But if the books are stupid, then I probably won't read them. Also, I already know how they met, but does it talk about it in the books? Thanks!

duckhunter
07-14-2002, 06:53 PM
I read them about 3 years ago. They were very good. I especially liked them because when I read them it was before even the phantom menace came out, so if offered a rare look into events that were pre-a new hope.

Jason B
07-14-2002, 06:58 PM
Yeah, they are pretty good.

MFH
07-14-2002, 07:14 PM
cool! I'll go buy them.

Bel-Cam Jos
07-15-2002, 01:18 PM
Well, the Han Solo Adventures by Brian Daley were some of the first EU novels written. I really like them, because he had free reign to write whatever he wanted (except Lucasfilm wouldn't allow him to put Vader's mask on one cover, so it ended up as a skull).

The Corellian Trilogy by Roger Macbride Allen was so-so. It does have some links to the NJO, but overall it's weak. It was tough to follow whcih planet was which (Corellia, Selonia, Thrall?).

The Han Solo Trilogy by A.C. Crispin is one of the best 3-book series in the EU so far. Great! I wanted to read more, before Han met Chewie and after then.

OC47150
07-23-2002, 03:09 PM
A lot of good background info for Solo fans.

pthfnder89
07-24-2002, 02:54 PM
The Han Solo Adventures by Brian Daley were, as Bel Cam Jos stated, great. They were fun stories, very true to the caharcter of Han, and he managed to write them without making up stuff that was obviously going to be contradicted by the films. They're a lot of fun.:)

Darth Evil
07-24-2002, 04:51 PM
I'm considering ordering the Han Solo Adventures online, is the three book volume (printed in 1992) and same size as the other SW EU books? An odd question, I know, but I need to know! Please reply ASAP!

Darth Shifty
07-24-2002, 06:09 PM
Originally posted by Darth Evil
I'm considering ordering the Han Solo Adventures online, is the three book volume (printed in 1992) and same size as the other SW EU books? An odd question, I know, but I need to know! Please reply ASAP!

Yeah, I think the three book volume (softcover) is about 400 pages or so.

OC47150
07-25-2002, 09:11 AM
My library has the HS Trilogy (early adventures) in a single bound volume, too. It's about 600 pages or so, give or take.

Darth Evil
07-25-2002, 10:07 AM
Excellent, and is it the same size as the other books in height? I know, anohter strange question, but I don't want a book that's taller than the other SW books I have.

billfremore
07-25-2002, 10:32 AM
The A.C. Crispin Han Solo trilogy is one the best written stories I've read in the EU.

Definately get it if you're a Han or Chewie fan.

OC47150
07-25-2002, 10:57 AM
Actually, it's a hardback. I haven't seen it like that in the paperback version.

Darth Shifty
07-25-2002, 11:31 AM
I'm pretty sure the paperback is the same size as the other paperbacks. Is your bookshelf so packed that you only have room for one more book or what?:)

Darth Evil
07-25-2002, 03:40 PM
No, I don't want it to stick out, higher than the others. I've been avoiding the hardbacks for the same reason. Unfortunately, it's meant I've had to wait a year for the paperbacks...I still haven't read Star By Star. Not long now though :D .

Rogue II
07-25-2002, 04:26 PM
Originally posted by billfremore
The A.C. Crispin Han Solo trilogy is one the best written stories I've read in the EU.

Definately get it if you're a Han or Chewie fan.

I just finished the first book. It was pretty awesome. I am starting the 2nd book tomorrow. I can't wait.

Vortex
07-25-2002, 05:14 PM
Well you may be disapointed with the height. The Daily book (3 stories in 1) is, about 95% sure, taller than the others. Same goes for the Lando sagas.

Doesn't Amazon give book sizes?

El Chuxter
07-25-2002, 05:26 PM
I think this was released in two different size paperbacks, trade and standard.

Vortex
07-25-2002, 05:32 PM
Mass Market Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.32 x 6.87 x 4.25
Publisher: Del Rey; ISBN: 0345379802; Reprint edition (August 1993)
Average Customer Review: Based on 24 reviews. Write a review.

Amazon.com Sales Rank: 62,418

Bel-Cam Jos
07-25-2002, 11:56 PM
Cost of book: $9.95
Cost to subscribe to amazon.com's monthly newsletter: $1.95
Cost for one month's internet service for tjovonovich: $19.95
Being sarcastic in a bulletin board-type site: baseless. :D (hee hee...)

BTW, the Amazon.com Sales Rank: 62,418 is out of 100,000,000,000; not bad! ;)

Vortex
07-26-2002, 12:39 AM
Ha, Ha, the joys of cut and paste...

Amazon has a news letter? And you pay that much for internet??? Wow...I know this dude, its like cable...