Welcome aboard the Han and Leia Solo looooooooove boat. We provide music and history lessons at the low low cost of only two books. And possibly your sanity unless you just roll with the ridiculousness. Someone cue up the Bollywood soundtrack because here we go!
The Courtship of Princess Leia
Why yes. This book is the Star Wars equivalent of a Bollywood musical. You’ve probably heard us at Tosche Station repeat Dunc’s declaration a time or two. Honestly though. This book comes complete with a musical break where Threepio serenades the group with “Han Solo! What a man, Solo!” complete with orchestration and a tap dance routine. You only think I’m making this up. Of course, we can’t forget the opening number where the Hapans enter the grand audience chamber and make an elaborate presentation of gifts with women singing “Hapes Hapes Hapes” over and over again in the background. If they were to film this, I would expect it to end much like Mirror, Mirror with a giant wedding Bollywood number. Bonus points if they managed to get Sean Bean to play some role and just look miserable in the back ground. But anyways. Let’s be clear: this book is indeed ridiculous but it’s still entertaining and somewhat endearing in its own strange way. Continue reading