Darth Vader and Son [Book Review]
I love the idea of an extraordinary character in an every day role, and Darth Vader and Son pulls this off in spades. There’s just one problem…I love the book, don’t get me wrong. It’s hilarious – from it’s appropriation of famous Darth Vader quotes to other more subtle jokes (a young Lando Calrissian is one of the other children at the zoo), Darth Vader and Son kept me giggling from cover to cover.
However, if you read this book to the age appropriate kid for picture books, I don’t think they’d get a single joke in the book. I suppose that could be said, too, for any non Star Wars fans, so maybe I’m missing the point and my score is simply punishing Darth Vader and Son for my own misconceptions. I just assumed this was a book that fathers could read to their sons, but in reality, it’s really something for trendy hipster’s coffee tables.
And I’m neither trendy nor hip, and I want a copy of this book for myself. It’s that good.