I haven’t written a book review in a while and was going to wait until I finished Finding Esta by Shah Wharton or Finding My Father by Kevin Albright. However, my son handed me Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown and insisted I take a few minutes and read it.
“Time well wasted” like The Comedy Network says of themselves? Absolutely not.
I was around when the Star Wars franchise began. I’ve seen Episodes 4, 5, and 6 several times and Episodes 1, 2, and 3 as well. I grew up watching sci-fi. (I still remember looking forward to watching the original Star Trek with my dad each week.)
I took my eldest to see the re-release of A New Hope and couldn’t believe it had been 20 years since the first time I’d seen it. Craziness!
If you know the story, you realize Vader would never win Father of the Year. However, this book might change your mind about that.
Parents, have you ever told your kids to stop blowing bubbles in their milk? Envision this scene at the cantina, Vader and Luke sitting at the bar.
And what would happen if our kids could use the force to get the cookie jar no matter how high we put it?
Adults aren’t the only ones who will enjoy Darth Vader and Son.
Kids, you shouldn’t complain. After all, when we were your age, we “didn’t even have star destroyers.”
While all my history with Vader and Luke and Leia and Han made the read far more enjoyable, I think anyone with even a cursory understanding of the story will appreciate Brown’s book. For me, it was definitely laugh-out-loud funny. (My daughter couldn’t read it all at once. Sarah was laughing so hard she couldn’t breath.)
I can’t wait until the spring when Vader’s Little Princess becomes available.