I enjoyed the book set IV to VI. I did read the first book but didn’t like it as much. Thankfully Ian published the ones I liked first. Just a good funny satire to Star Wars and Shakespeare.
Read first in 2014. William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope by Ian Doescher. 5★♥♥
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Book 1
Like the movie, there is so many good quotes in this book. So many favorites. I’m enjoying this so much.
(Act? Scene 1 Darth Vadar:)
“But now my path is join’d unto the dark,
And wicked men— whose hands and fingers move
To crush their foes— are now my company.”
Reread 2015. With audio by various cast. Audio was great.
William Shakespeare’s The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher (2014) 5★♥
(William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Book 2)
Another good one. Focused a bit more on Han and Leia’s romance. Loved Yoda! He speaks in Haiku!
The first parody book was a little better I thought. But I still enjoyed book 2. It went more into the romance of Han and Leia. And there was a lot more longer monologues (aside dialogue too). It’s fun and short.
Act II: scene 7
“O, great warrior!
A great warrior you seek?
Wars not make one great.
But soft, no more of
Talking, for my appetite
Act V: scene 7
“Encounters unexpected we did meet
With masters wise and persons unforeseen.
These are the star wars, yet they are not done—
For sure, the final chapter’s just begun.”
✔ William Shakespeare’s The Jedi Doth Return (William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Book 3) by Ian Doescher 5★♥♥
This was a great ending to Doescher’s parody to the Star Wars trilogy. Especially the ending. I loved the ending with R2-D2 giving a speech to match Puck in A Midsummer’s Night Dream. I read the first two books in this parody from the library ebooks. I couldn’t wait till they had they third book available (they still don’t), so I bought it for my kindle. I wasn’t disappointed.
The Jedi Returns is my favorite in Lucas’s Star Wars trilogy (well, his movies. I’ve yet to read the books). It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the movies, but Doescher really did a great job with character description in this book. It seemed almost every character had a long prose speech, even some random Imperial Guards.
My favorite part was the way the characters all described the Ewoks…
Act 3. Luke:
“A simple tribe are these, yet wise as well—
With neither guns nor lightsabers they snar’d
A pilot skill’d, a Wookiee brave and strong,
A Jedi Knight, and two most earnest droids.”
I’ll definitely be recommending this to my Star Wars fan friends, or just fans of a good comedy and parody.