more than funny,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Wraith Squadron: Star Wars (X-Wing): Book 5 (Taschenbuch)Everyone touts these books as being laugh out loud funny. It was. I snickered and grinned a few times to a chapter. Venting the spleen, the spoof of Skywalker's lightsaber trick from ROTJ, Face's brilliant ideas all stand out now as well as the bar tending droid.
But humor was not all this book had to offer. The dogfights were well done. I liked the way Allston improved on Stackpole by switching viewpoints several times in the same chapter. The groud sequences were well done, in suspense. The overloading holoprojector, improv and rebel slang on Imperial channels were all standout.
Allston somehow makes us know and care about all the characters unlike Stackpole. We know every character and his or her or it's motivation and inner thoughts. In this Al;lston has troubled himself to not have expendables. The death scenes are well done and Wedge's letter is the part of this book that has stayed with me the longest. Allston, a worthy author. He has joined an elite rank in my mind. He ranks with Stackpole and Zahn as the only truly great Star Wars authors out there.