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Heat Wave by Richard Castle
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May 26, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: mystery-and-thriller, there-is-a-movie-too

“Welcome to police work, Rook. This is what I call the Street Google. We are the search engine; it’s how it gets done.”
This read like fanfiction, more than an original story. I sincerely doubt the real Richard Castle (did I just write that? I meant the actual character in the show) would lack imagination to that extent, that all the characters in this book are just bland copies of those on the TV show. There's inspiration, and then there's imitation. If this was real life, somebody would be laughed at (maybe even sued)!

My issues with the characters aside, this was a fun piece of fluff. Unfortunately, it relied too much on the reader's prior knowledge of the show, to supply almost everything not well described. Also, the stand in for TV-Castle, a journalist called Rook, was kinda dumb. TV-Castle was smarter and more interesting. And this makes me sound like a fan of the show, when in fact, I just watch it occasionally (and the will-they-won't-they thing got old two seasons ago, ABC!).
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