When the Emperor and his notorious apprentice, Darth Vader, find themselves stranded in the middle of insurgent action on an inhospitable planet, they must rely on each other, the Force, and their own ruthlessness to prevail.
Published in 2015, Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp is one of the new canon Star Wars novels, taking place between the films Revenge of the Sith and the novel Tarkin. Set on and around the planet Ryloth, the story focuses on the relationship between Darth Vader and the Emperor, as well as the Free Ryloth Movement led by Cham Syndulla — a recurring character from the Clone Wars series — who plot to overthrow the Empire by assassinating Darth Vader and the Emperor in one fell swoop.Read More »
Captain America: Civil War, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, is the third film in the Captain America series and the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Disagreement over the Sokovia Accords, which would have the Avengers controlled and overseen by a United Nations panel, fractures the team to two opposing sides, one led by Steve Rogers and the other by Tony Stark. When Steve’s old friend Bucky, the Winter Soldier, resurfaces as public enemy number one, he must fight against these new restrictions in order to protect his friend.Read More »
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris is a collection of animal-themed short stories. Darkly humorous and without clear moral lessons, the book is reminiscent of Aesop’s Fables, with a modern twist. Sedaris himself was apparently inspired to write the book after reading a collection of stories from South African mythology about anthropomorphic animals.Read More »
There won’t be a full (as I see it) or timely post this week because I’ve been on vacation and only just returned, which is also why there wasn’t anything posted last week. Nevertheless, I would like to check in with what I’ve been reading and watching.Read More »