Star Wars: Rogue One: Rebel Dossier Book Review
“Star Wars: Rogue One: Rebel Dossier” will appeal to those that love in universe books.
Author Jason Fry’s “Star Wars: Rogue One: Rebel Dossier” (AKA “Star Wars: Rogue One: Rebel Dossier- Info And Intel On The Rebellion’s Bravest Band Of Spies”) is a new in universe slim hardcover book that gives readers a sort of behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Rebellion. Among the content you will find in these pages are exchanges between Generals and Commander Mon Mothma, dossiers, personnel profiles, letters to Mon Mothma about the State of the Rebellion, the State of the Empire, and the State of the Galaxy, debriefings by Captain Andor, files on personnel like Jyn Erso, K-2SO, and Bodhi Rook, mission briefings and overviews, secret conversations regarding Jyn Erso and Saw Gerrera, intelligence briefings on the Guardians of the Whills, an Imperial Weapons Test, Director Krennic, Governor Tarkin, Darth Vader, Troopers, and vehicles, as well as rebel resources.
I’ve made it no secret that I don’t tend to care for in universe books much as I find them to be corny fluff. I’d much rather dive into something alone the lines of an “Art of” book, a resource book (ala a visual dictionary), or a fictional novel ala “Catalyst: A Rogue One Story.” It should come as no surprise then that “Rebel Dossier” did very little for me personally.
The main problem with this particular release is that it’s basically a summary of stuff we have already seen in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and not much else. Sure, there are a few tidbits about character’s pasts here and there, but Jason Fry is clearly hamstrung in what he is able to describe in the event that these characters are further fleshed out in future films, books, or comics.
Overall Thoughts: If in universe books aren’t your thing, “Rebel Dossier” will not change your mind. If you happen to be into in universe books, however, you should dig this one as it contains POV communications between Rebel leaders along with other “documented” material from the Rebellion.
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