Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon

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Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon
Star Wars: Lando Calrissian #1
by L. Neil Smith
Dtb, 181
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 

Ok, this was more Lando and less Star Wars.
this book was written in ’83. In what movie do we see Jabba the Hutt in all his ingloriousness and what year did that movie come out?
I am asking because one of the villains, while humanoid, really could have been almost a double for Jabba in how he was described.

So anyway, I am trying to figure out the plot of this story. From what I can gather, Lando gets invited to a super-casino, wins and is then double crossed somehow to help bring down a rich drug addict.
All the while trading english sounding banter with his robot friend.
This was not eye-rolling like say The Truce at Bakura, but you’d have to really like Lando a lot to recommend this to others.

I’ll try to find the other 2 and see if the whole trilogy as a whole is blase, better or stinko!

And the ending? Can anyone say Han Solo Envy?