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"those near and far wars"

A quick Monday hello to all!

FYI, duncatra has compiled a nifty guide to Star Wars on LiveJournal, FYI. If you have suggestions for additions, you can note them here.

Also, it seems now is the time for an explosion of books about Star Wars (as opposed to the official books set in the Star Wars universe). I thought Will Brooker's Using the Force: Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans (Updated Edition) was quite interesting and generally well done. I'd definitely recommend it. I also know of The Tao of Star Wars (which I read and enjoyed, though it's very light) and The Dharma of Star Wars (which I've heard better things about, and I'm looking forward to reading). These are a drop in the proverbial bucket as far as nonfiction books about the series go, however. Does anyone have any recommendations to share?


And last, a quote for the day, from a series long ago and far away (with apologies to John Williams):

Star Wars,
Nothin' but Star Wars
Gimme those Star Wars,
Don't let them end.
Aw, Star Wars,
If they should bar wars
Please let these Star Wars
Stay.
And hey, how 'bout that nutty Star Wars bar?
Can you believe all the creatures in there?
And hey, Darth Vader in that black and evil mask.
Did he scare you as much as he scared me?
Star Wars, those near and far wars...
Star Wars!


Bill Murray's lounge singer, Saturday Night Live

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magicwondershow
May. 23rd, 2005 10:55 pm (UTC)
Star Wars And Philosophy: More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine my brother really likes this book - he got it for his birthday 2 weeks ago. might be worth checking out.

eldritchhobbit
May. 23rd, 2005 10:59 pm (UTC)
Terrific! Now that I think of it, I believe I saw that, of all places, in an airport(!), but I haven't yet heard of anyone who's read it. It's good to know that it comes recommended! Now I'm definitely going to take a closer look. Thanks so much -- to you and your brother. :)
eldritchhobbit
May. 23rd, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, and thanks for the link, as well. The Amazon reviews also sound quite positive. I appreciate it!
maidoforange
May. 23rd, 2005 11:39 pm (UTC)
Ah, for the days when SNL was good. Those books about Star Wars sound interesting and I love your Obi icon!
eldritchhobbit
May. 24th, 2005 02:11 am (UTC)
LOL! And thanks! :)
duncatra
May. 24th, 2005 12:39 am (UTC)
Thanks for the plug. :) It's not really meant to be a comprehensive guide, but with all the response I'm getting I'm considering doing a fuller version elsewhere.
eldritchhobbit
May. 24th, 2005 12:46 am (UTC)
Cool! You will keep us updated, won't you? And thanks for all you're doing!
duncatra
May. 24th, 2005 02:27 am (UTC)
Might as well put my bookmarks to use. ;)

I'll need my friend's list for this - I haven't a clue where to start for Obi-Wan communities, for instance. So I don't think anyone's going to be left out.
eldritchhobbit
May. 24th, 2005 02:34 am (UTC)
LOL! :) There's club_obi_wan and kenobikens that I know of. I don't know if you're interested in quiobisupport. But beyondstarwars might be worth considering. Hope this helps!
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