Two of my favorite writers have books out. Which isn't that odd a thing, except the writers in question don't, technically speaking, exist.
In the world of television the two hottest fictional writers are Richard Castle, from ABC's Castle starring Nathan Fillion, and Hank Moody from Showtime's Californication played by David Duchovny. Each are considered at least moderately successful in their field -- Castle is depicted possessing near-rock-star status, while Moody is acclaimed for his one big hit which became an even bigger movie -- and their books are frequently referenced in their series.
So, as the ultimate media tie-in, their respective studios decided to actually go and write the things for fans to enjoy, with the actors' photos on the backs and series-appropriate dedications and thank-yous. The results are... mixed.
quote: "God Hates Us All" reads like a kindl[i?]er, gentler, funnier Bret Easton Ellis or a less skillful Charles Bukowski, and it isn't bad at all... ...Go in with low expectations and you'll probably be pleasantly surprised.
That pretty much sums it up. Ellis and Bukowski are my two favorite authors, so it's no wonder the book attracted me. But it is true that it was, at best, just "good."
Based on the book (which was a breeze, fun to read) I'll probably end up watching Californication.