Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Review - From a Certain Point of View: a Star Wars Anthology

Title: From a Certain Point of View
Pages: 496
Publisher: Del Rey
Release Date: 3rd October 2017

Blurb From Goodreads: 

Forty years. Forty stories.

In honor of the fortieth anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, this collection features Star Wars stories by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from Star Wars literary history. More than forty authors have lent their unique vision to forty “scenes,” each retelling a different moment from the original Star Wars film, but with a twist: Every scene is told from the point of view of a background character. Whether it’s the X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star or the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View places the classic movie in a whole new perspective, and celebrates the influence and legacy of the unparalleled cultural phenomenon, Star Wars.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Random House UK, Cornerstone, and NetGalley*

From a Certain Point of View is an anthology with forty short stories to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of A New Hope.
Each story is told from the perspective of a background character during the film.

As a Star Wars fan, I was really excited to read this anthology, so you can imagine my disappointment when I came across numerous stories that I didn't like. There were some stories that I enjoyed, but I could probably count them on one hand. There were a lot of the stories that I thought were a bit pointless - I really didn't need to know the background of the creature in the trash compactor - and there were some stories where I didn't know who the characters even were.
The writing styles also didn't help at times and there were a few of the short stories that I skimmed or skipped because I was struggling so much with them.

Overall, this was a disappointing read.