Sign In

Post #1323592

Parent topic
My suggestion to Disney: noir crime series in Coruscant underworld
Link to post in topic
Date created
4-Feb-2020, 1:44 PM
Last modified
4-Feb-2020, 2:11 PM
Edited by
Reason for edit
None provided

LexX said:

ZkinandBonez said:

PS. There was a book series called Coruscant Nights which is basically a noir private-eye type of series set in the lower levels of Coruscant during the early days of the Empire.

Is this any good? I remember really enjoying his Darth Maul book 20 years ago…

I started reading it last year but got distracted by other things and simply forgot about it until recently. I know that sounds a little weird, but I have a bad habit of trying reading multiple books at the same time (it kinda works), and especially when something suddenly swallows up much of my free time a few books tend to slip through the cracks. So I’m not saying it was boring, what I did read (first 1/4-ish) was actually quite interesting. It was very dark and gritty and managed to seem noir-ish while never dipping into clichés or obvious tropes while still managing to feel like a SW story. A “hardboiled SW story” is probably the best way to describe it. I do think Reaves can get a a bit wordy at times, but the characters were all new and pretty fitting for the setting. The only well known character is Vader who appeared very briefly in the part I read. I did really enjoy the descriptions of the lower levels, I’ve always felt that that particular part of Coruscant lore is a perfect blend of sci-fi concepts and fantasy absurdity. It’s basically an IRL slum dialled up to 11.