Friends, rebels, starfighters - lend me thine ears...
RED LEAD: Good men, each now shall speak and state his name
RED TEN: Red Ten doth here stand by
RED SIX: Disaster at me strikes!
BIGGS: Eject, forsooth!
RED SIX: I may yet set it right
BIGGS: Anon, pull up!
RED SIX: Nay, I'll warrant that all will be well - [Explosion: Red Six dies]
COMPUTER: In seven minutes shall the Death Star be
Within the range of our fair rebel base
I'll be checking out The Empire Striketh Back and the Jedi Doth Return...
VADER: I sense the Force in this one here, almost
As if I did my younger self espy
VADER: I feel thy lack of faith disturbing
TARKIN: Cease! No more of this! Lord Vader, let him be.
VADER: As thy will. [Aside:] My point hath been well made
Upon his prideful, unbelieving throat
BEING ONE: Negola d'waghi wolldugger!
BEING TWO: I say!
He liketh not thy look
LUKE: Forgive me, Sir
[Aside:] Nor do I like his face, yet do I groan?
HAN: Tis but the ship that hath the Kessel run
Accomplish'd in twelve parsecs, nothing more
HAN: Nay, not that:
The day that Jabba taketh my dear ship
Shall be the day you find me a grave man
GREEDO: Nay oo'chlay nooma. CHespeka nofa
Na cringko kaynko, a nachoskanya!
HAN: Aye, I'' warrant thou hast wish'd this day
[They shoot, Greedo dies]
[To innkeeper:] Pray, goodly Sir, forgive me for the mess
[Aside:] And whether I shot first, I'll ne'er confess!
OFFICER ONE: [through com link] But who art thou, and what's thy number code?
[Han Solo blasts comlink]
HAN: That conversation did my spirits bore!
Now Luke, prepare thyself for company!
Okay, okay, I'll curb the quotes...
This book has been my most fun read since Johannes Cabal: Necromancer. It appeals to the inner geek on many levels - I mean, if the words "Shakespeare's Star Wars" does not make you prick up your ears, you're probably reading the wrong sort of blog.
You'd read it: It's Star Wars, Shakespeare style! 'Nuf said.
You'd leave it: You care for neither Star Wars nor the immortal bard. In which case, prithee fly from this blog, ne'er to return!
Zounds! This IS the book you're looking for...