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3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, except for the nonexistent editing, June 8, 2003
This review is from: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chosen (Mass Market Paperback)
Chosen is a bit of a tome, covering all of Season 7 in a 672-page, 22-chapter novel. Whoever cobbled it together from the scripts didn't get a credit anywhere in the book, and it was rushed out so quickly that nobody proofread it at all. It's chock full of those wrong-word-for-the-context typos that spell-checkers don't catch, ... someone apparently did a global search and replace that capitalized The First (e.g. The First aid kit) and Potential (e.g. Potential weapons) at every appearance. Annoying much?

Nevertheless it's fun and funny and semi-insightful, and manages to convey the season's story arc in a fairly coherent and satisfying way. I still have problems with that brat Kennedy (SO different from Tara) and the motivations behind Buffy being kicked out of her own house, but these issues don't ring quite as false on the printed page as on screen. Kudos, Mr-or-Ms Anonymous! Since I didn't have the sense to tape these episodes as they aired, I'll have to settle for the book until the Season 7 DVD set comes out in a few years.

Update, December 2004: it turns out that the author is Nancy Holder. This is not surprising, since she and Christopher Golden write nearly all the Buffy books that are worth reading. Even now that Season Seven is out on DVD, this book is still worth having.
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