Friday, January 23, 2009

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (novelization)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
written by Richie Tankersley Cusick

This book rapidly swerves away from everything that made Buffy an amazing television show. The witty banter...not so witty or bantery, really. I am not one to usually judge the writing style, I tend to overlook "bad" writing, but I don't think anyone can read this and say that this is "good" writing. It's absolutely cringe-worthy. There are plenty of missing moments that should have been explained (parents' divorce, burning down the gym) and were not. There's not much connection to the series at all. I haven't seen the movie version of it, but I can pretty much guess that it's a lot better than this novelization (movie novelizations are, after all, usually horrible). It's just weird and...not Buffy. The one thing I do like a lot is that the Potentials are introduced, while in the series, it took 7 seasons to introduce them out of nowhere and it was really...lousy.

Rating: 1/5

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