Full circle – from fiction to reality and back to fiction

standard September 17, 2010 3 responses

It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a TV addict. I love working into the night with the TV on to keep me company. Some shows stand out more than others.

Take Castle for example. It’s a cop show, always at the top of my list of favorites. But it’s also a show about a novelist, which is obviously something I get a kick out of watching. The chemistry between the main characters and the great writing is a bonus.

Now, aside from being an aspiring novelist myself, and a TV addict, I also happen to work in marketing, so I can really appreciate what the creators of the show have cooked up. They took a show about a novelist who writes books based on the cases they crack in the show… and they hired a ghost writer to write the books for real.

The books are published under Richard Castle’s name and the geek in me loves the fact that they’ve created something real from something fake. Only it’s ghost written, so it’s not really real. Or is it?

Rumor (and Amazon comments) say that the books are actually quite decent. I wouldn’t know, I haven’t tried them. I’m not sure I even want to, I think I just want to appreciate the perfect marketing circle that has been created here.

Naked Heat (Nikki Heat) 

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