Original Release Date: October 13, 2009
REVIEWER’S NOTE: It is nigh-impossible to talk about this book without giving away some pretty spoiler-iffic stuff, especially in the “Star Wars Characters and Locations” department. I have made the actual Scoring spoiler-free, so if you don’t want to know any of this pertinent info, skip down to that section. Otherwise,
“Death Troopers,” the mixing of a Star Wars story and a zombie horror story, feels a little like meeting a supermodel might: your preconceived notions make you insanely excited for the big event, it seems so amazing and perfect from a distance, but after you spend some time with it, you find out that it’s definitely not perfect and you actually end up a little bummed out.
The book was written by Joe Schreiber, who (according to the book’s jacket) has written a few horror novels before, none of which I have read. I’m not sure how big of a Star Wars fan Schreiber may have been prior to this assignment, but if he was a fan, I would hope that even he feels a bit disappointed by the way this story turned out. The whole time I was reading this story, I couldn’t shake the feeling that it felt…rushed.
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