Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Heat Wave, by "Richard Castle." Unabridged Audio.
I am a viewer of the TV series Castle, and picked this book up simply because of that connection. In a bit of a post-modern twist, the author character from the TV show has "written" a few novels in our real world.
So it is not exactly a tie-in novel in the sense of Star Trek or X-Files novels, featuring characters from the show. The book itself is featured in the TV show, and the characters on the show do have clear analogs in the novel, it is not a novelization of part of the show. That's confusing, I know, but there you have it.
Similar to the TV show, the mystery/crime aspect of this novel is not its strength. It's about the characters, their relationships, their backstories, and their interactions. There is a real estate mogul, art thefts, affairs, and a New York City blackout.
It's not great, but neither is the TV show. But it is a fun way to spend some time, as is the TV show.
Posted by Alan at 12:15 PM