I was at the library the other day and noticed a new book
based on the FOX TV show Bones
was out. It can be an interesting measure of success for a TV show to have a tie-in novel released and from my experience, they can be of varying quality. Some are good and really expand the fictional universe of the show (any Trek
novel by Peter David) while others will just be little more than a hastily written story with familiar characters shoved into the story, whether they fit or not and taking advantage of the name recognition to sell the book (pretty much any Farscape
novel not by Keith R.A. DeCandido for example).
But what struck me as amusing about the Bones
novel was that here we have a tie-in book based on a TV show that was inspired by a series of books.
Also amusing is that the author of this novel had to defend his book over on Amazon.com
to fans of Kathy Recih's novels who couldn't see the large print on the cover that said--based on the TV show, Bones.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 3/16/2006 08:05:00 AM