By John Jackson Miller
Kenobi is about how Obi-Wan settles onto Tatooine right after dropping of infant Luke Skywalker with Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru.
Kenobi is written in multiple Point Of View’s (POV), including Obi-Wan’s as well as some of Tattooine’s locals. The multiple POV definitely added to the story, as each characters POV gave very good insight into their mind.
Kenobi is basically about how Obi-Wan tries to adjust to a life of solitude on Tattooine, and fight his basic instinct to help people. He obviously struggles with this, as wherever he goes, trouble seems to follow.
Kenobi also gives insight into the lives of the ‘Sand People’, or Tusken Raiders as they are more commonly called. Without spoiling too much, Kenobi made me feel sympathetic towards the Tusken Raiders, as you are able to see into their minds, and understand their actions. Also their are references to Anakin’s slaughtering of a Tusken camp, which partially motives all the other Tusken tribes into there actions. Personally, i would have loved to have read more from the Tuskens POV.
I would totally recommend Kenobi to anyone interested in Star Wars, especially if they want to find out how ‘Crazy Old Ben’ came to be. A light-hearted read that most ages would enjoy.
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