Monday, January 4, 2010

Heat Wave

by Richard Castle

Everyone needs to watch the show "Castle". It is 10 times better than any other show on television, especially in this new age of "reality tv". The writing is clever and witty, and the actors are extremely talented (and Nathan Fillion is yummy...). It's on Monday nights at 10 pm on ABC.

For those silly people who don't watch this great show and may not know, Richard Castle, the title character (played by the hottie mentioned above), is a writer who shadows the detectives of the NYPD. This novel, "Heat Wave", is written by this character and is based on the female detective, Kate Beckett, who is Nikki Heat in the book. I know, a bit confusing, but if you watch the show, you'll get it...

My point is, after all this blubbering, this is a fun book. If you're a fan of the show (and you should be...) then you will be a fan of this book. The characters are exactly the characters from the show and the dialogue kept me laughing out loud through each scene. It was pure entertainment and I finished the book in the span of three days, which is actually pretty quickly when you consider that I saw friends and family and had to be social during those three days as well.

From a writer's perspective, I give it a low score. Mixed metaphors and amateur writing. In the show, Rick Castle is supposed to be a great and talented writer, but with this book I'm not sure he would have been published in real life...

This will never be literature in any way, shape, or form. It is purely for fans of the show to have a piece of Castle and to pretend (yes, pretend) that he is a real man who writes real books. I love it! And, seriously. Watch the show.

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