- Paperback: 672 pages
- Publisher: Pocket Books (2 Jun. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 074347824X
- ISBN-13: 978-0743478243
- Product Dimensions: 17.4 x 10.6 x 4.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,172,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Chosen (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Paperback – 2 Jun 2003
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About the Author
Nancy Holder's bestselling Buffy and Angel books include both volumes of Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Watcher's Guide; Angel: The Casefiles; the Gatekeeper trilogy; the Unseen trilogy; Buffy: Immortal and Angel: Not Forgotten. She is a four-time Bram Stoker award winner for her work in supernatural fiction and lives in San Diego with her husband Wayne and young daughter Belle.
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Top Customer Reviews
Season 7 read better than it was to watch in my opinion, the show fell flat for more than half the final season, thankfully all these dull moments are condensed. However, unfortunately, all the good bits are condensed as well. Much of the charm of the show is lost in the book, partly due to the author's skill I feel, Nancy Holder has always lacked something when I have read her work. Though she isn't any Christopher Golden, she can pull her own weight.
I recommend that this book is bught only if yo uare a completist, a true die hard BtVS enthusiast or just short of anything better to read. While a disappointment, it is a nice way to pass the time, just don't expect anything special.
The Lost Slayer, Pretty Maids all in a Row, Doomsday Deck, the Unseen Trilogy and the Gatekeeper Trilogy all leave this one dusted and wanting. If yo ureally want to read something BtVS related, go for those first.
On top of this, the book was clunky and badly written, breaking virtually every rule of grammar and style. The word for word recount of the dialogue I could have dealt with, but as the surrounding text doesn't support it properly, it quickly became tedious. Quite frankly, it felt rushed; as though the dialogue had been written and the author had just filled in the gaps with "...and then this happened and so did this and then they said..."
As a huge BTVS fan I was hugely disappointed by this book, to the point that I wrote in to the Official Magazine to complain. Anyone thinking of buying it, no matter how much you loved the show... If you are at all literate- JUST DON'T.
The publisher did a terrible job putting this into print,because, as some reviewers have commented, the amount of typos is UNREAL. There's got to be at least one every couple of pages which is obviously ridiculous. In conclusion, if you know what happens in season seven already, there really is no reason to buy this, and if you don't, I suggest you buy the Watcher's Guide Volume 3 instead.
If you can get past all this, the style and pace are quite all right (which is why I still think it merits 3 stars). I can understand it if Nancy Holder would not put her name to this, as she usually has a good grasp of her language, which is why I assume that this book was published in a hurry before proofreading. However, certain expressions give the author away, to those familiar with her work.
e.g. When Kennedy is called Kenny.
Having said that it provides the spine for each episode and you can dip in and out of it at your own will. The starter chapters keep to 25 - 30 pages each but for the last 7 chapters expands to 40 pages each... thus capturing the climax of the finale. "Storyteller" is well worth a look as is "Dirty Girls" but unfortunatley the other chapters don't do much to impress.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought the book because the DVDs were very expensive at the time, and I wanted to know how the story ends. Read morePublished on 23 Sept. 2007 by Z. Wu
Chosen was the first Nancy Holder book i have read and i have read many Buffy books after it, it sticks out as a very fast pased book, therefore keeping the reader interested and... Read morePublished on 3 Aug. 2004
Fast paced, and well written, the one thing I love about this book is the fact that it does include some original dialogue, but it falls short where it misses out some very funny... Read morePublished on 12 Dec. 2003
If you liked the Buffy T.V. series you will love this book. It is based on season seven.
Buffy is faced with the ultimate evil, the first. Read more
Well I've only seen BtVS up to the end of the sixth season, so I bought this for summer reading. It has moments of laugh-out-loud humour and moments of genuine horror (imho) but is... Read morePublished on 2 Sept. 2003
This book is basically a summary of Buffy season 7. It was quite annoying to read because there were so many mistakes and a true Buffy fan would not love this because so much... Read morePublished on 15 Aug. 2003 by Charmaine