I havent read many SW books, but i remember The Courtship of Princess Leia was really a fun story. the nightsisters were a really believeable form of force users.
Haha, that book felt like the closest a star wars novel could come to a comedy. Though I did enjoy it.
I'm looking forward to more NJO too, i will probably burn through a couple novels this weekend seeing as I just read half of the 3rd today. And unfortunately I had bought one of those books that sums up the entire star wars timeline (as far as jedi) so I do know a fair amount of the big events that happen. Not looking forward to the one big sad thing that happens but hey, it will be interesting to see how they do it.