Friday, March 17, 2017

Review: Aftermath

Aftermath Aftermath by Chuck Wendig
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

So I went into this first Aftermath book having read Chuck Wendig book before, and having not really liked it. That said, this book, as Star Wars novels go, isn't half-bad, but I can see why it gets a lot of bad reviews. Wendig goes for a somewhat George R.R. Martin-esque storytelling approach - not in terms of killing your faves off, but in terms of short, choppy chapters that jump around between multiple POVs, many of which are brand-new characters you don't really know anything about, and don't really know if you should care about. But then, this book takes place in the immediate galactic aftermath of the Battle of Endor, so of course there's going to be a lot of confusion as the Rebellion really starts chasing out the last vestiges of the Empire. Vestiges that aren't going to go away without a fight.

It's not the best book ever written, but for what it's worth, it's a pretty decent read, and I'm pretty ready to read the two remaining Aftermath books soon.

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