Review: Darth Vader and Son — Jeffrey Brown

Read: 77
To Go: 23

Book List:
71. The Perfect Hope — Nora Roberts
72. Tigers in Red Weather — Liza Klaussman
73. Waking Up Married — Mira Lyn Kelly
74. For One More Day — Mitch Albom
75. The Russian Concubine — Kate Furnivall
76. F For Effort — Richard Benson
77. Darth Vader and Son — Jeffrey Brown

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What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if “Luke, I am your father” was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other — except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown’s delightful illustrations give classic “Star Wars” moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. Life lessons include lightsaber batting practice, using the Force to raid the cookie jar, Take Your Child to Work Day on the Death Star (“Er, he looks just like you, Lord Vader!”), and the special bond shared between any father and son.

This was another one of those “I read the whole thing in the bookstore while killing time” books. YES it counts, NO I’m not reviewing it, and YES, it was positively adorable. I thought I’d die of the cuteness.

In other news, I’d like to apologize to the people at Paragraphe Books in Montreal, for standing in their store for long periods of time, reading short books and not buying anything at all.

Next book: The Closers by Michael Connelly. I read 80 per cent of it on the train home tonight, so I’ll definitely be finished it early tomorrow.

Next feature: photos from Montreal!

– Kelsey

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