G.O.R.E. Score: Star Wars: Death Troopers

Star Wars: Death Troopers (200)
Star Wars: Death Troopers (2009)

Release Date: October 13, 2009
Publisher: LucasBooks

“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. Like the book was rushed into production so the creators could make sure to “cash in” on the current zombie wave before it ended.





4 comments on “G.O.R.E. Score: Star Wars: Death Troopers

  1. I LOVE the cover art. Ever since I saw the hardcover in Barnes and Noble, I just loved the cover art. It made me *want* to read it, even if I didn’t know much about the book lore of Star Wars (just the movies for me).

    One of these days, maybe I’ll give it a look-see.

    Thanks, Tony!

  2. The force is meh with this one, huh? 😉

    Sorry, I had to go there.

  3. thought this was terrible very badly written and zero suspense and the best thing about it is the cover.

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