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I made this comment in a different thread, but I thought the novelization sucked. Perhaps I'm colored by comparing it to the Revenge of the Sith novelization, which was the gold standard for all books of its type, before and since.

It's another example of doing something they did back in ANH not working (same author as the ANH novel, Alan Dean Foster). The novel gives basically no additional insight into the characters' thoughts and motivations, which any book worth a nickel does. Disney would have been better off just publishing the screenplay and calling it a novelization. Checking in at 276 pages is also pretty lame, and contributes to the low quality of the book. The ROTS novel was 480 pages of Matthew Stover goodness. Even the AOTC novelization is 380 pages in length, and gives us deep detail into scenes not in the final film version. If this was achievable in AOTC and ROTS, there's no reason the same couldn't have been done with TFA. A novelization is supposed to be a complementary, companion piece to a film, not just a words-version of what we saw.


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I could be wrong here, but I believe the novelisation of TFA is part of SW canon. I get the feeling ADF was reigned in on just how far he could go and how much extraneous material he could include.

disclaimer: I haven't read it


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I just finished reading the novelization, and while I didn't think it sucked, I do agree that it is way too short. Perhaps Foster wrote more, and the publishers sliced it down? Hard to tell. :?


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Indeed! I wished for extended scenes, more deleted scenes and new Stuff like in the Prequel novels. But there is nothing except for some Leia Stuff...


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