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Heat Wave by Richard Castle
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Apr 28, 2012

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A delightful and clever spin-off from the popular television series, "Castle." Penned by the fictional Richard Castle, the novel's layered sub-texts portray Detective Nikki Heat (based on Castle's inspiration, Detective Kate Beckett) and her relationship with journalist Jameson Rook (Castle's doppelganger). Just like the fictional novelist Castle rides along with Detective Beckett, so his fictional alter-ego, Rook, tails Detective Heat. From the TV series, we know of Castle's infatuation with Beckett, which is also reflected in Rook's fascination with Detective Heat. The cleverness lies in Castle's writing from Nikki Heat's point of view, portraying his own idealization of how he would hope that Kate Beckett feels about him. That and an engaging crime mystery -- with plot twists and complex nefarious characters typical of the "Castle" series -- makes for an entertaining read. And, yes, as mentioned several times in the TV series, there is a sex scene.

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message 1: by Adam (new)

Adam I love the show. You'll have to let me know what you think of the book. I had to laugh when I saw this book a couple months ago. This is the ultimate in pen name authorship--a whole show that sets up a fictional author who writes real books.

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