The book is so-so; the TV series is superb. The strength of the latter becomes the weakness of the former. The TV is famous for its fast pace shooting, no character BS (until recent seasons... GSR rocks~) -- it is a case driven, flashy-cool-techno-scene oriented show. It definitely bewilders the audiences, but not READERS. When you read, usually you want to know more about each character.
So here comes the dilemma: if the author putting too much emphasis on character build-up, he definitely betrays the spirit/style of the show; otherwise the book will be... hard to hook the attention of the readers. Sadly, it is exactly what the book becomes. I can't say it's boring just it just doesn't live up the fascination the show could provide to its audiences.
But on the other hand, as a CSI-GSR supporter, when I am totally spent, THIS indeed could give me a boost. Sara and Grissom solving a crime alone in NY? For this single reason, I bought the book, finished the book, and savored it....Continua