I read the first book in the Thrawn trilogy. I was a big fan of the original three Star Wars movies, so I wanted to love it, but I think I might have waited a few too many years (decades, really) to try and recapture that magic. I didn't find it awful, but it was remarkably unmemorable for me.
“Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.”