Monday, April 9, 2012
GRRRRRR!! I just hit a key and it deleted my whole 2nd paragraph of this review! Then it automatically saved without it like 1 second! Okay, let's see if I can remember what all I said. First I had some complaints about the characters, Rick Payne, who was played by Jay Mohr, his character didn't seem to have quite the same part in helping Melinda as he did in the show. Then Delia, played by Camryn Manheim, seemed way more accepting of Melinda's "talent" than she did in the actual show. But again, not exactly sure maybe when in the timeline this was supposed to have occurred. Other than that, it really played just like an episode of the show. I liked that you didn't know who the killer was till the end. There were 3 ghosts bothering Melinda. One that knew exactly why he wanted to exact revenge on, even if the person he chose wasn't actually the killer, just someone who didn't do anything to help him. The other seemed really confused, didn't know who he was or what he wanted, or at least couldn't really communicate with Melinda. All he could do was keep repeating "swing, batter, batter, swing" and usually at times that it warned Melinda to upcoming danger. But soon we learned the connection between the ghosts. And the way their issues were solved was a good way I think. I'll be sure to read the next book I have from this series in a similar way. But I may skip to one about the tv series Eureka next. Especially since that show only has part of a season left before it is cancelled.