Thursday, November 17, 2011

Heat Wave: One more reason to dislike them.

This months Book Hungry read saw me come up to bat for the selection. 

During our last "meeting" Karla made a comment that she enjoyed a good mystery.  It got me thinking that I hadn't read a good-or any-mystery in quite a while.  I decided to search out one for us to read for November's selection. 

Since I am a huge Castle fan...okay, Nathan Fillion fan.  Sue me.  He is totally hot and I can see myself enjoying a nice heat wave and black-out with him.  Based on my love of the characters and the show I thought this would be a great continuation.

It wasn't.

Not that the book was bad.  Okay, it wasn't that bad.

But when I sit down to read a book I want to be whisked away.  In all honesty, because I am a big fan of the show I was able to picture Castle and Becket as Rook and Heat but that was where it stopped for me.  There were some great one liners in the book, but I can get that from the show. 

The mystery itself didn't do anything for me since I knew from the minute he was introduced who our bad guy was.  Overall I was disappointed with Heat Wave because I had such high hopes for Mr. Castle.  I think it kind of took something away from my passion for this wonderful character I love.  They make such a big deal about how great of a writer he is (which he isn't, and thank god it's Richard Castle's name on the book and not Nathan Fillion's) and how he is included into the inner circle of some of the greatest crime writers of today (which I believe if they read this book that would no longer be the case.)  It was more like reading a script for the TV show then an in depth crime novel.   

And if your a fan of the show and expected nothing more than that type of entertainment you won't be disappointed.  As it was, I think I will just stick to watching Castle in stead of reading Castle.   I get way more eye candy from my TV than I do from the words, or at least from these written words. 

Did I mention that Nathan Fillion is a big bite of yummy?  Well, he is!

But I am not to be deterred.  I am going to find us a good crime novel for one of these reads if it is the last thing I ever do.

Have you read it?  What did you think?



Karla Nellenbach said...

Why yes, I must agree with you that Nathan Fillion is indeed a 'big bite of yummy' :)

abby mumford said...

oh man! if only you had been in on the call -- this is so fascinating! i loved hearing your reasons for picking the book and the reasons why you didn't like it (i agree completely).

also, have i said THANK YOU recently for sending me the book? you're the sweetest!

Jessica Lemmon said...

What were you saying? ...I'm sorry, I became hopelessly distracted by that photo...