Ok, William Shakespeare’s The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First is fun. It’s not exactly exactly like the movie – the book is written for the Shakespearean stage after all – but it does get pretty much all the important bits of the movie in there. I do feel that you either have to be an absolute hard core Star Wars fan who consumes everything Star Wars, or an average Star Wars AND William Shakespeare fan to kind of get, understand, and enjoy this.
I have all the books in this series and decided to read it according to the story flow as opposed to movie release. They did call it Part the First after all!
Oh, and someone should absolutely make this into a play. It would be so fun and hilarious at the same time!