The Harvest (Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Novelizations #2)
Something's wrong in Sunnydale, California...something more than the usual bad hair day. As long as there have been vampires, there has been the Slayer. One girl in all the world to find them where they gather and stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their numbers. In this generation, she is Buffy Summers, 16 years old and a new stud...more
It was nearly word for word, so i was able to picture everything. We meet Buffy who is new to Sunnydale and starts at Sunnydale High. She makes some interesting connections to Cordelia - head cheerleader, Willow - smart girl, Xander - Willow's best friend, Jesse - Xander's best Friend and we also introduced to Mr Giles - weird li...more
This one didn't really require much thought at all - it's one of my less favourite novelisations. It pretty much followed the script word-to-word and just described the action of the scene, adding a little here and there to do with thoughts and motives but really a miniscule amount. However, it did make me realise how much I'...more
Buffy just wants to be a normal teenager, but at her first day at Sunnydale High the librarian tries to give her a creepy vampyre book and there's a dead guy in a locker! Looks like it's back to slaying, and being an outcast. Trying to make friends and fit doesn't look like it's going to happen. But in the midst of a battle against vampires she ends up making friends anyway. Willow and Xander, and they only think that she is a littl...more
The Harvest is basically the novelized version of the first two Buffy episodes. Everything that happens in the episodes are in the book, right down to the dialogue. I'd say the author did a good job with th...more
The book is verbatim of the first two episodes of the tv show. That's pretty much the way these tv to books work. Which is fine. I could picture the episode as I read.
I haven't decided if I'll continue my journey into my youthful reading passions by finishing this series or not.
The story is a quick, exciting read and its great to be back with Buffy and the gang from the start. A must read for an Buffy fan :)
I read the French translation as practice. It was reasonably good, although sometimes the witty dialogue didn't quite translate, both as a translation into French, and as a translation onto a page as opposed to on a screen. But still, the story itself was good, and it was nice to read it as a novel rather than just rewatching the beloved episode.
A group of Vampires are preparing for the Harvest, which is a ritual which will free their Master from his entrapment between dimensions. Buffy has to try and stop the Harvest from happening and there by putting an end to demons taking over the world.
What I really enjoyed about it, is that by reading the story there where little facts in it that I did not get out of the TV episode, such as the Masters Birth name. :0)
I really enjoyed being introduced to Buffy, Giles, Xander, and Willow, and I'm sure there will be much more to learn about these characters. I hate Cordelia already, and know that I'm going to love Angel, but I'm still really excited to keep reading.
A great start!
It takes about an hour to read this book, which isn't any great feat giving it's a straight up rendition of the show's pilot. It was good, mindless fun. :)
The dialogue is pure Joss. The novelization comes in the description of the actions, some of the backstory and in how the writer describes the characters.