Canto Bight

Canto Bight

Soon to be seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, welcome to the casino city of Canto Bight. A place where exotic aliens, captivating creatures, and other would-be high rollers are willing to risk everything to make their fortunes. Set across one fateful evening, these four interconnected stories explore the deception and danger of the lavish casino city. - An honest salesman m Soon to be seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, welcome to the casino city of Canto Bight. A place where exotic aliens, ...

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Title:Canto Bight
Author:Saladin Ahmed
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Genres:Media Tie In
ISBN:Canto Bight
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:295 pages pages

Canto Bight Reviews

  • victoria.p
    Jul 22, 2017
    I liked the sommelier's story, but was meh about everything else. ...
  • Josh
    Dec 15, 2017
    I?d suggest reading Canto Bight after watching the Last Jedi. The film gives some context and perspective to the casino town which is hard to imagine from the limited exposure the 4 novellas offer. Whilst good in their own right, the lack of a predefined visual aide dampers the atmos...
  • Chad Bearden
    Sep 13, 2018
    The first three tales told in Canto Bight are toothless noir stories that lack the idiosyncratic depth of bygone Star Wars anthologies, but make up for it with moderately strong characters swimming around in the novel setting of an intergalactic casino. Some ups and downs, but a genera...
  • Fiction State Of Mind
    Jan 19, 2018
    Coyer Winter Switch This volume ties into The Last Jedi and focuses on the brief glimpses of the aliens briefly featured in the casino scene of the film. Four authors share four different stories that sometimes overlap in little cameos. My favorite story in this collection was Th...
  • A.
    Apr 15, 2018
    It?s just Las Vegas with aliens. ...
  • JM
    Jan 31, 2018
    Loved it! I don't think I would have liked it as much if I didnt see the movie first. Its more of a collection of stories of events occurring and people in the same time frame as Rose and Finn show up. For that reason, it was great. Word on the street is that in the bonus footage of th...
  • Alex Ward
    Jul 24, 2017
    *This review is just for "The Wine in Dreams"; other novellas' reviews forthcoming* ...
  • Peter Hammond
    Aug 21, 2017
    I started to get depressed reading Canto Bight. So I furiously started mapping out the new canon with magazine clippings and twine and big question marks like Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind. Then I got online and started making petitions, spent all my money on billboards, and turned...
  • Jordan Anderson
    Dec 07, 2017
    Canto Bight may be the richest, most fantastic place in the galaxy but you sure as hell wouldn't know it based on these stories... As has come to be pretty much par the course with all these new canon tie-ins, Canto Bight is a huge disappointment. In and of itself the idea and the c...
  • Stewart
    Apr 16, 2018
    I can't believe I'm writing this, but this book was terrific. It's a perfect example of Star Wars-adjacent fiction. It consists of four shortish stories having virtually nothing to do with the Force or Luke or Leia, with just a hint of overlapping characters and situations. Really, ...
  • Sarah
    Feb 27, 2018
    Well. This book took me over 2 months to finish. Because these first two stories are SUCH DRAGS. Just, the worst. The third and fourth stories, however, are considerably stronger, with the third story undoubtedly being the best. It just sucks you had to try to get through over half the...
  • Sunil
    May 14, 2018
    While reaction to the new casino city of Canto Bight in Star Wars: The Last Jedi was mixed, a brand-new location in the Star Wars universe can generate plenty of story fodder, as the anthology Canto Bight handily proves. These four novellas follow several different characters who sever...
  • Stephen Richter
    Apr 06, 2018
    Great fun with three authors trying a Star War story for the first time and one old hand. All tales are set in Canto Bight , the Las Vegas style city seen in the Last Jedi. Saladin Ahmed tale involves a Salesman of the Year who get more than he bargained for in this trip of a lifetime,...
  • Jim C
    Aug 23, 2018
    This book is part of the new canon and its setting is the casino city that we saw in the movie The Last Jedi. It is a collection of four short stories that details four lives of a Canto Bight resident and each story has a connection with another story. Do you like your Star Wars hav...
  • Shane Phillips
    Jul 27, 2017
    Bleech. This did not have the feel of being Star Wars related. This could have been any generic 'casino' science fiction book. Maybe the "Last Jedi" movie will change that. I am posting this 1 week before movie comes out. It might have been better to listen after the movie. ...
  • Lata
    Dec 24, 2017
    3.5 stars. Like the collection of short stories "From a Certain Point of View", this collection of four novellas focus on the little guys in the background, the ones you might catch for a second before turning back to the main action. Canto Bight is where the rich of the galaxy go to p...
  • Christy
    Dec 22, 2017
    A look into the activities, people, and politics of Canto Bight. If you?re confused as to why SW included this world, I?d advise you to look at the world around you. The first story is my favorite. :) ...
  • Sudeep Tirupati
    Dec 14, 2017
    This was such a great addition to the Star Wars canon, I cannot say how much of this stuff ties into The Last Jedi, but I can definitely this will stand on it's own. I have heard someone describe this as the Pulp Fiction of Star Wars and I was sceptical even as I was reading it. But...
  • John Stinebaugh
    Dec 14, 2017
    Due to finishing this in the car I?m actually writing this review after having seen the last Jedi. While I won?t give any spoilers Tyler I will tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed the novellas in this book. I especially liked how they tied into each other. And I also enjoyed how the...
  • Samantha
    Feb 20, 2018
    This book was released in the build up to the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in cinemas. The book itself, contains four short stories that all focus in and round the casino world of Canto Bight. The four different stories are written by four authors, they are, Saladin Ahmed, Rae C...
  • Elizabeth
    Feb 13, 2018
    The first two stories were GREAT. The last two were duds. I was kind of tired of hearing about Canto Bight by the end, and I am one of the rare few who actually enjoyed Canto Bight in the film. ...
  • Steve Davala
    Jan 22, 2018
    Canto Bight... the casino in the Last Jedi. This book is a collection of 4 stories of different goings-ons around the world. I went into not knowing what to expect, although I hoped for it to be a little like the Tales from the Cantina from a long time ago... that told stories of all...
  • Matthew Sciarrino
    Dec 07, 2017
    This ?prequel? in the road to the Last Jedi features a location that will be a setting in the upcoming movie. It features 4 novellas that take place in Canto Bight. Canto Bight reminds me of the many Cantinas and Casinos in the Star Wars games, i.e Knights of the Old Republic etc. ...
  • Brandon St Mark
    Dec 20, 2017
    Over all none of these are bad stories, but none of them are that great. Kind of a reoccurring thing in the New Canon. None of the books are bad (well, except for the Aftermath books, a majority of them are bad sadly), but they just aren?t that interesting to me. And, Phasma aside, t...
  • Khurram
    Dec 23, 2017
    A very disappointing book. One of the reasons it took me so long to finish this book is I could not really summon to motivation to carry on reading it. For short stories, the stories are very slow paced. I did not really care for most of the characters, and it DEFINITELY DOES NOT add a...
  • Wayne
    Mar 30, 2018
    5 stars I really enjoyed this and was quite surprised how well the stories gelled together even though they were by different authors . In Star Wars world building is always key and this is no different. Its expansive , expressive and huge and just so engaging. The characters ...
  • DiscoSpacePanther
    Jan 15, 2018
    This is the first short story collection I've read from the new Star Wars canon aimed at adults rather than children. It features four stories set in the casino city of Canto Bight, on the desert planet of Cantonica. The city itself, which is portrayed in the recent movie Star Wars: Ep...
  • Robert
    Jun 19, 2018
    I've never done this before, but it is 100% justified: My GR friend Josh's review says it all so far as plot and characterization goes for this quartet of novellas. Couldn't do any better, so you should click the link and read it and give him all of the likes. Looking for more inf...
  • Jason
    Dec 10, 2017
    Canto Bight is a collection of 4 short-to-medium stories about the Legendary gambling City of Canto-Bight on Cantonica. This is the place to go if you want to be involved in gambling of any sort, and those involved in the high stakes are always at Canto Bight. Lando and Han would have ...
  • Timothy Martin
    Dec 07, 2017
    The stories we see in this book each do a good job of of keeping you interested while making you care about the characters. Being able to see a planet so thoroughly built and described is a rarity in the EU, and it is very refreshing. However, given that it is full of short stories ...