Monday, April 20, 2009
The newest of my books that I've recently finished was actually based on a TV show, one of my favorites, Burn Notice! I know others who are fans, so I hope this entry is entertaining to them!
Usually, I'm against reading book tie-ins. If it's based on TV, video/computer games, or movies, it's usually crap. However, I happened to spot it on its shelf, and since I was boredly waiting for my dad to finish his browsing, I sat down and took a sneak peek at the first chapter. To my surprise, the book was not based on any existing episode (that I know of), and it was really true to the characters of the actual show. This could be because the author collaborated with the writer of said show.
The Fix, by Tod Goldberg outlines the story of burned spy Michael Westen, his sort of ex-girlfriend, Fiona ("It's complicated"), and his best friend Sam Axe as they go about solving someone's problems in the midst of solving their own. Or really, Michael's own.
I would definitely recommend this fun read to any Burn Notice fan. See if you can tell the difference between the on-screen characters and their written word counter-parts!