Here’s a trio of books that look intriguing to me, and delve into some interesting Star Wars territory:
This book is a series of essays by Ken Napzok, cohost of the Jedi Alliance podcast and life-long Star Wars fan. Every fan’s journey is unique and as varied as the stars in the galaxy, and I love to read people’s experience of Star Wars. The author counts down the 100 most impactful Star Wars moments for him in personal essays, which I think is a clever way to structure the book.
Personally, this book looks absolutely fascinating to me, discussing the philosophical themes of Star Wars, such as: Was Anakin predestined to fall to the Dark Side? Are the Jedi truly role models of moral virtue? Why is there both a light and dark side of the Force? And many other philosophical quandaries and questions the franchise brings up. If you’re fond of the metaphysical, this one’s for you (and definitely me).
This one is a sort of history of the Star Wars franchise and how it’s impacted the world, both culturally and financially. The author looks at George Lucas and his influences, the controversies, the real-world faith of “Jedi-ism”, the merchandise, and many, many other aspects of the franchise’s impact on the world.