July 30, 2015

Thursday Quotables: Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth


Hello, everyone! Welcome to Thursday Quotables! This weekly feature is hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. Every week we highlight a great quote, line, or passage discovered during your reading each week.


This week, I'll share with you the unsent letter of Darth Vader to Luke from the book Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth (2014) by John Moe. It's a book filled with pop culture reference and it's actually a very easy and quick read.  

DARTH VADER'S UNSENT LETTERS TO LUKE SKYWALKER AS FOUND IN HIS TRASHCAN

Dear Luke,

Hey Kiddo!

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Dear Luke, 

We need to talk. I am your father.

Wow. That sounds so weird to actually say it! I have to admit that the role of father is not one that I have dedicated a great deal of time to. I'm sorry. 

It's just that work has been so crazy. The kind of particular work I'm involved in is really important, but unfortunately it means that I have to travel A LOT. And I have to kill a lot of 

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Luke,

We've never met, but I'm a wealthy moisture baron and would very much like to come visit your moisture farm. It would be strictly to gather information about your moisture farming techniques and not a personal visit because, as I said, we are complete strangers. 

There is no ulterior motive to this visit and I would certainly not attempt to lovingly ruffle up your hair, or kill you in a fit of madness/pique, or blow up your planet. Those would be crazy things, after all! Those would be things that a really screwed-up person would do! Like things that someone who sort of accidentally stumbled into a life of evil would do. Not me! NOT ME! 

These are just a few of Darth's letters. What do you think that Vader should write to Luke? Do you agree with any of his ideas?

14 comments:

  1. Haha I've never really been into Stars Wars (as in, never seen the movies) but this is still really funny. What other kind of references are thrown in?

    Sinead @ Less Reality More Books
    http://lessrealitymorebooks.blogspot.ie/2015/07/thursday-quotables-every-last-breath.html

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    1. Various references..From the diary of the shark in Jaws, to a meeting of the dinosaurs in Jurrasic Park and a letter from the Hound Dog to Elvis Presley :)

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  2. It sounds like such a fun book. I loved the last letter :-)

    I'm taking part in the meme too, in case you feel like checking
    http://theoldshelter.com/thursday-quotables-the-viper-and-the-urchin/

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    1. It's really funny, if you like pop culture references :)

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  3. I'm not a big Star Wars fan myself. But, this is a book for my family hubby and 2 kids would love to read this! I found those letters to be funny tho!!!

    Here is mine: http://afoldinthespine.weebly.com/home/thursday-quotables-1

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    1. There are other various pop culture references! You'll enjoy it for sure :)

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  4. It sounds like he has a split personality in the last one lol. I liked the "Hey Kiddo!" one, ha ha. I could actually imagine him trying that out. Great TQ x

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    1. Hahaha, indeed he does. Nothing suspicious about his words :)

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  5. Oh my.... sounds like such fun! Must track this book down immediately! Thanks for making me laugh on a day when I really needed it. :)

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    1. It can totally bring a smile after a long day! :)

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  6. Hahaha the progression of the three and the stark contrast between them makes me laugh :)

    Raashi
    http://raashiagarwal.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes! He's trying different approaches :D

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  7. I always find books like this one highly entertaining but over way too quickly. The letters from Darth seem particularly good but I don't think some of the other letters would be quite as funny for me.

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    1. Yes, it's a really quick read. The thing with this kind of books is that you have to know/care the pop culture references to actually enjoy it.

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