I ordered this book because I am a HUGE fan of the "Backdraft" movie. In fact, I think it is William Baldwin's best film and Kurt Russell is good in it too. I have seen the movie over 30 times.
So you can imagine how excited I was to see that they came out with a book based on the movie. I ordered it right away, without even reading the description.
Well, I should have read the description. The first "red flag" was that when I flipped through the pages, there was no picture section with photos of William Baldwin and all of the fires. Also, I didn't recognize the guy on the cover from the movie.
I started reading anyway, and I couldn't believe this "adaptation" of the movie. The characters were taking all their clothes off (not safe in a fire situation, by the way) and doing dirty things I could not believe. I only got 15 pages into it before I had to put it down.
I was reading this book on the bus, so I showed the book to the guy next to me and winked to let him know that it is more of a "joke" book than a real adaptation of the movie. He winked back at me and smiled knowingly, so I guess he must have tried reading the book too. Us "Backdraft" fans really have to stick together!
It was not until later, after I invited him to watch the original "Backdraft" on tape at my apartment, that I found out he was a bigger fan of the book than the movie! What an "awkward" situation. But I had to be polite, so I took my shirt off and danced for my guest until he was ready to leave.
I got a whole lot less, and also a lot more, than I bargained for by getting this book. However, I can't recommend it for fans of the William Baldwin classic movie "Backdraft". This one is a whole different story.