Heat Wave

All you Castle fans out there, raise your hand!! Well, for those who don’t know, it is a very popular TV show revolving around murder mysteries and detectives and a writer. A team of three detectives – Kate Beckett, Esposito and Ryan along with Castle, our writer. (Sorry, I am not using their original names, as I wouldn’t remember them myself.  It’s easier this way, to relate to them). So, what’s a writer doing with them? Well, he decides to work alongside Kate to gain inspiration for characters for his new novel.

Ok, so when they kept talking about Castle’s books on the show, I definitely din’t know it was for real. Thought, it’s only a character he’s playing. Until, a few days back when a friend passed on ‘Heat Wave’ to me. For those who haven’t watched the show, the book is based on Kate and her team. He names her Niki Heat. For those who haven’t read the book, it’s true – he makes up for his fantasies about/with Kate. Guess, he’s lucky only in those pages.

Just like any Castle show, the book begins with the murder of a commercial estate mogul, Mathew Starr. A look into his background reveals his state of bankruptcy. Why would someone want to kill a bankrupt guy? The arrest of a suspect makes it messy for Nikki when he lands up at her place. Just when the investigation is taking its course, they come across two more murders. They need to get to the root of it all in order to stop the killing of witnesses/suspects.

I think I put up with the book only because I am a Castle fan. The book looked  like it was written in a hurry. You can’t help but keep picturing it like you see it on TV. But it definitely did no justice to the show. C’mon, of all things, he did not even do justice to his own character in the book. Sigh!

So for the show, maybe a 11/10, and for the book,a 2/5.

2 thoughts on “Heat Wave

  1. I bought Heat Wave for my kindle for a camping weekend away so I could read it all in one go, I am a massive Castle fan (and Firefly, and Captain Hammer, just Nathan Fillion really..) so I was eager to read it.

    I went in with very low expectations but I enjoyed it more than I thought. As you said, it wasn’t that good, but I thought it could have been worse. It was like an alternative universe episode of Castle but the universe wasn’t anywhere near as good as the real one 🙂

    I think I would have enjoyed it more if it was an audiobook and Nathan Fillion was doing the reading, but maybe that’s just me…. 😉

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    1. So true. Ah, well I guess my fault was to go in with a lot of expectations, and hence the disappointment.

      And yes, I’ve noticed your love for Nathan Fillion. I think he’s HOT, too!! 😀


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