Tuesday, November 24, 2009

To Buy or Not To Buy: HEAT WAVE by Richard Castle

I've been a fangirl of ABC's show CASTLE since last season :). For those of you who haven't seen it, it's a witty/fun show about a mystery writer working with (and getting in the way of) the NYPD as "research" for his next best seller.

And now, the most interesting part (besides Nathan Fillion), is that the show actually produced a book from the fictitious Richard Castle, based on the one he "wrote" last season!

It even comes complete with famous author blurbs jealously exclaiming Castle's brilliance in his latest novel. They really went for it... and it's hilarious.

My question for you is: Would you ever buy a book based on a TV show?

I've never bought any kind of adaptation novel, but think I may have to shell out for this bit of entertainment :).

What are your thoughts?


Kristal Shaff said...

Castle is brilliant. My favorite show of the season. PLUS, they always have little tid bits that only a writer can truly appreciate.

I thought the idea of a real book was brilliant too, though I haven't read it yet.

christine said...

OMGosh - I would so buy that. I love that series...and I bet the book would be hilarious!

Lisa and Laura said...

I can't believe I'm not watching this show. I need to get caught up!

B.J. Anderson said...

Lol, I LOVE Castle and I LOVE Nathan Fillion (especially from his Firefly days), so I would so buy this book. Even though he didn't write it. It's just too much fun.

Badass Geek said...

I probably wouldn't. Books that tie-in to shows or movies just seem to me like a lame marketing ploy.

Kate said...

Hmm I think I am grateful at the moment for brie and cranberry and yummy christmas food. And for not being ill any more!

Kate xxx