I just finished a book that would have made GREAT reading while waiting in line for Episode III. Too bad that’s not when I was reading it. In her latest release, THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY MEN I’VE DATED, Shane Bolks references Star Wars more times than any die hard fan wearing a cheap black cape, shiny black mask and breathing heavy would. She cites Yoda as one of the greatest philosophers of all time and classifies men into two categories; Wookies or Jedi Knights. Bet you can’t guess which is better??
I thought I was really going to enjoy this chick-lit book, catchy title, cute cover, but by Chapter 5 my patience was wearing a little thin with the “Ultimate Jedi Plan”. My low tolerance for this genre (It does have the obligatory Manolo Blahnik shoes) is well known by those around me, but sheesh people, high school shouldn’t be the defining time of your life.
That being said, I wanted to read more to see who Princess Leia wound up with, the Wookie or the Jedi. And, the supporting characters were quirkily entertaining. It didn’t send me into hyperdrive, but it’s not from the dark side either.