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Go Ask Malice: A Slayer's Diary (Buffy the…

Go Ask Malice: A Slayer's Diary (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

by Robert Joseph Levy

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Yeah, I definitely never thought I would ever read a TV tie-in book, but I picked this up at the library and found myself instantly absorbed. It's a surprisingly well-written and well-executed story, and really does the character justice. And a very very quick read.... :) ( )
  raschneid | Mar 31, 2013 |
Media-tie in works are often a tricky thing. They're heavily controlled by those that control the franchise so usually don't have much opportunity to go beyond some very carefully drawn lines and have to be careful to reset to canon, which can make it very hard to allow characters to grow. This story however, manages to transcend the usual media-tie-in book.

The Faith voice in this diary narrative is pitch perfect; having read this book, I'm never going to forget it and consider it part of my personal canon for Faith. I felt that, yes, this is the character--these events explain the girl we met in Season Three of Buffy. The book made me feel for Faith, made her real to me as this young Bostonian teen from a rough neighborhood who would have good reason to feel envy and disdain for a Buffy. Wonderful backstory and read, a novel that is genuinely moving. ( )
1 vote LisaMaria_C | May 23, 2010 |
Finally, "Buffy" fans get to find out where Faith really comes from. The book does an excellent job of creating a detailed backstory for Faith using hints from canon (the Boston connection, her mother, "5x5" and so on). It has a great "Faith voice" too. The author, Robert Joseph Levy, certainly seems to be familiar with the Boston area.

But it only gets four stars because he also has Faith saying that she's not into women. HAH. YEAH RIGHT. ( )
1 vote babydraco | Jun 1, 2007 |
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