Originally Posted by DAISHI
No I don't. I've read the EA, and 95% of it is Space Opera garbage. If Kevin J. Anderson never writes again, the world will sing songs of celebration. And you're missing the point: Darth Vader is a symbol, not a complex human being. He is a symbol of death. Of destruction. That's all he was when there was only Star Wars: A New Hope and that's about all he was until Return of the Jedi. Everything since has tried to 'modernize' Darth Vader. That's like trying to modernize Grendal. He's a symbol of destruction, the hammer. And once you try to make him something more than a symbol you're leaving behind part of what made Star Wars so special, in that it was genius, science fiction mythology. Everything afterward has been psychobabble, pseudo politico-military nonsense.
I'll agree most of the books in the Empire/New Republic era are quite dull but that's only because all the information wasn't available when they were written. The books written after 2005 are the best in the history of the universe though. Have you even read Legacy of the Force and Fate of the Jedi?
I'm not gonna force you to like the EU. But you can't just ignore the EU either and isolate the original trilogy. That's not how the game is played.