The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition (Star Wars)

The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition (Star Wars)

by Jason Fry


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ISBN-13: 9781524797119
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Series: Star Wars
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 430,244
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jason Fry is the author of the forthcoming novelization of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and has written or co-written more than forty novels, short stories, and other works set in the galaxy far, far away. His other books include the Servants of the Empire quartet and the young-adult space-fantasy series The Jupiter Pirates. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, son, and about a metric ton of Star Wars stuff.

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Luke Skywalker stood in the cooling sands of Tatooine, his wife by his side.

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The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition (Star Wars) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best novelizations, especially for Star Wars. In depth look into The Last Jedi made this a worthwhile read, but also the way it was written was just as or even more so enjoyable as the film. Amazing job to both writers of The Last Jedi, and everyone involved to make this story come alive on the screen and on the page.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a very enjoyable read, and followed the movie closely. It's always fun to get inside the characters heads to know what they are thinking. Brings a whole new dimension to the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ready to rewatch the movie with a much better perspective.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Expanded on the movie nicely done sir
Ola Matysiak More than 1 year ago
I loved "The Last Jedi" movie and I had been waiting for its novelization patiently. Well, it was worth it! The book by Jason Fry is a really good read. We get more insight into characters' motivations and there are plenty of new scenes added to the book that we couldn't see in the film. An ideal 'supplement' for those who watched the film, but wanted to know more or have some scenes and threads elaborated on. For me personally it's been one of the best "SW" movie novelizations so far :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A few great additions from the movie,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A excellent telling of "The Last Jedi" that made this padiwan want to watch the movie again. One of my favorite scenes between Leia and Chewbacca isn't in the movie.
AndrewReadsBooks More than 1 year ago
A New Layer to The Last Jedi When authors set out to write novelizations of film, they're often in a tight spot. They must capture the story shown on screen, while infusing it with their own ideas and content. They must translate the visual language of film into the written word, all while being careful to honor the meaning and ideas of the original material. When, as is the case for Jason Fry, you're also given license to build on the narrative presented in the film, the challenge becomes even more complicated. Although I had seen other positive reviews of the novelization, I was hesitant to read this one. I feel like Fry ultimately succeeded in his task. The novel retains the feel of the film, and the new scenes work well. These additions often also help provide more context to scenes in the film, and highlight how the characters have changed over the course of the franchise. While none of these are so groundbreaking that those who don't read the book will be lost in the next film, they do help draw out motivations and relationships more clearly. This is particularly evident around the characters of Hux, Snoke, and Luke. Unfortunately, this also leads Fry into something of a trap. By adding more depth and richness to these characters, some other characters feel underdeveloped by comparison. Whether this is a decision by Fry or a reflection of Lucasfilm priorities, the effect is the same - Finn, Phasma, and Holdo all feel a little one dimensional in contrast to their costars. I found myself torn with the portrayal of Rose. The greater attention to her feelings about losing her sister and her gradual understanding of Finn as someone who is learning to care about the larger universe are well developed, but make her feel like a less hopeful character than seen on screen. It also ends up casting Rose more in terms of her contrast with other characters rather than her relationship with them. I ultimately enjoyed it, but I feel like there's another layer to be told still. My favorite part of this book was the way Fry crafts references and parallels to other Star Wars properties, both written and filmed. Whether through overt references or well crafted parallels, they help ground the book in the Star Wars universe in ways the film's focus on individual characters sometimes obscured. This is an example of what a good film novelization can look like, and I look forward to investigating Fry's other writings!
TheReadingMermaid More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars * I'm really glad we got this novelization because I feel like it helped explain/answer some questions that we didn't really get answered in the movie. Jason does an excellent job with his analysis of the characters, and what is going through their heads, what their motivations are, etc. I wish we could have been given a little more, but he had to work with what Rian Johnson allowed him to use. I don't want to spoil anything but there is one scene that really changes some things about Luke that we missed out on in the movie. I'm going to assume this will be a deleted scene. My biggest issue with this book was the amount of glaring editing mistakes. No book is ever edited perfectly, but since this is coming from a major publishing company, is part of a world that has millions of fans, and will probably be on a bestseller list, we as readers have expectations of the quality of the book. That being said, I was surprised and disappointed by the editing issues. For example, there is a paragraph that is repeated twice, first on one page and then again on the page right after. Another example is when Finn tells Rose "May the Force be with you", it is written as "May for Force be with you". If you want to buy this book, please keep in mind these mistakes. It is a lot of money to pay for errors. I hope that they will fix these issues by the time the mass market comes out.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I never read it before but all my friends say its amazing,( i can allready tell solo is better though)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not too much that adds to the movie. Nothing bad about the book, just a bit of a letdown.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After rolecall Chief Bogo had called Nick and Judy to his office. "Oh I wonder what the Chief wants." said Judy excitedly. "Probobly to congradulate us, we are pretty good." said Nick. As they opened the door they saw Bogo sitting behind his desk in his chair. "Take a seat please, we need to talk." said Bogo. Nick and Judy sat down in the overly big chairs. "Did we do something wrong?" asked Judy. "What? oh, no, you haven't done anything wrong." said Bogo rubbing his neck. "Then why are we here?" Nick asked. Bogo looked at them nervously. "You are here because we have a problem with the impression you two have on the city." Bogo said looking around the room. "And what does that mean?" Asked Nick looking at Bogo. "Well..." The Chief was now rubbing his neck nervously. "There have been reports that you two are in a...relationship." said Bogo finally. "Well we are partners." said Judy. "A romantic relationship." said the Chief. "Well, uh..." Judy started, but Nick stopped her. "Wait, okay, yeah, so what, we are in a relationship, but what does that have to do with anything? We're not hurting anyone." Nick said accusingly. "No, you're not, but some mammals don't approve of interspecies relationships." said Bogo. (TO BE CONTINUED)