Review: Supernatural: Witch’s Canyon

Supernatural: Witch’s Canyon by Jeff Mariotte

Review by Paula R. Stiles

Mariotte, Jeff. Supernatural: Witch’s Canyon. New York: HarperEntertainment, 2007. 357pp. US $7.99/CAN $10.99. ISBN: 978-0-06-137091-5.

Supernatural: Witch’s Canyon works better as a straight-up horror novel than a Supernatural tie-in novel. There are tons of gore and a generally cold, grim and fatalistic atmosphere. Lots and lots of secondary characters die, some of them before we get properly acquainted with them. The plot is clearly spelled out and the …

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Review: Supernatural: Nevermore

Supernatural: Nevermore by Keith R.A. DeCandido

Review by Paula R. Stiles

DeCandido, Keith R.A. Supernatural: Nevermore . New York: HarperEntertainment, 2007. 318pp. US $7.99/CAN $10.99. ISBN: 978-0-06-137090-8.

Don’t believe the snobs. Novelizations of television series and films can be just as good as any other literature (Paradise Lost is unabashed biblefic by a Lucifer fanboy, when it comes right down to it). By that token, they can be pretty bad, too.

The recipe to a good novelization, as far …

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Review: Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 3

Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 3 by Nicholas Knight

Review by Paula R. Stiles

Knight, Nicholas. Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 3. London: Titan Books, 2009. 159pp. US $14.95/CAN $16.95/£9.99. ISBN: 9781848561038.

Season three of Supernatural was decidedly messy (and short by six episodes), what with the Writers Strike. Yet, Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 3 is my favorite of the three season companions for the show so far.

It’s not the format, so much, which is the same …

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Review: Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 2

Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 2 by Nicholas Knight

Review by Paula R. Stiles

Knight, Nicholas. Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 2. London: Titan Books, 2008. 159pp. US $14.95/CAN $16.95/£9.99. ISBN: 1 84576 657 1.

Supernatural season five begins filming today in Greater Vancouver amid a flurry of spoilers, foilers and down-and-dirty rumours. And we bring you another season companion review – only, ours is of season two.
Season companions tend to follow a similar pattern due to …

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Review: Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 1

Supernatural: The Official Companion: Season 1 by Nicholas Knight

Review by Paula R. Stiles

Knight, Nicholas. Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 1. London: Titan Books, 2007. 159pp. US $14.95/CAN $19.95/£14.99. ISBN: 1 84576 535 4.

I’ve had mixed success with season companions. A lot of them are flimsy things slapped together with some pretty color photos and fawning interviews, interspersed with episode synopses that you could probably find cheaper online. But every so often, you get a season …

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Review: The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons and Ghouls

The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls by Alex Irvine

Review by Paula R. Stiles

Irvine, Alex. The Supernatural Book of Monsters, Spirits, Demons, and Ghouls. New York: Harper Entertainment, 2007. 219pp. $14.95. ISBN#: 978-0-06-136703-8.

Supernatural, the CW show about two brothers riding the back roads of America, hunting down urban legends and the demon that killed their mother, has developed a real cult following, largely due to its concept (American urban legends), and the …

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