12 February 2013

Quickie Book Review: "Star Wars: Scourge" by Jeff Grubb

Synopsis: When Jedi Toro Irana is found murdered, his Master, Mander Zuma, searches for the truth behind his Apprentice's death.  To do so, Master Zuma must deal with Toro's sister, Reen, and venture into the world of the dastardly Hutts.

Review: This is a science-fiction/mystery novel, which smacks of some of the works of writer Jack McDevitt.  Unfortunately, Scourge pales in comparison to Mr. McDevitt's writings.  Though this Star Wars whodunit has its moments, taking Lucas' multimillion-grossing space opera and turning it into Sherlock Holmes is a bit of a stretch.  Unless you're a Star Wars fanatic, you should give Jack McDevitt's Alex Benedict series a try instead.

Content Concerns: Contains some violence/violent references, and descriptions of drug use, albeit a fictional drug.

Score: 2.25/5

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