- Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Pocket Paperback Numbered) (Book 1)
- Mass Market Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment (September 1, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0671017128
- ISBN-13: 978-0671017125
- Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.4 x 7.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #719,051 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Harvest (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Mass Market Paperback – September 1, 1997
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One of the problems with being a middle-aged Buffy fan is that your friends look at you strangely when you mention it. Not only did I have no idea how Buffy got to Sunnydale, how she met the rest of the Scooby gang, etc., I had no one to ask about it. "The Harvest" is a fun, easily read book that covers the first episode perfectly. For me, it brought a lot of the puzzle pieces together. It lacks much of the pain and anguish of the Buffy of the later years and so is quite a bit of plain good fun. Buffy's quips at vampires seem quippier and Xander's antics still have their charm. Willow's honesty is winning, and Cordelia is, well, Cordelia is Cordelia. Giles doesn't get as much play as he should, but that may be a bit more characterization than it's fair to expect from an 146 page retelling of a TV episode.
As a matter of fact, it's amazing just how fresh this book is, even after countless Buffy books and episodes. We get to follow Buffy as she makes new friends and discovers that she didn't quite manage to leave Slaying behind. Right of the bat (bad pun) she is embroiled in the battle with the master that spills over into many episodes. This is necessary reading for beginning Buffyites. Be prepared for entertainment, suspense and a whopping good finish.
Buffy was hoping that a new school meant no vampires, but of course what would a Vampire Slayer be without the Vampires. On her first day of school a body is discovered in the girls' locker room, a body that has two particular puncture wounds on its neck.... Hmmm I wonder... Buffy quickly learns that her duties as the Vampire Slayer are not over. Then bring in Angel, the handsome mysterious 'friend' that warns Buffy about the Master's evil plans: The Harvest - his attempt to come back into the world after being stuck underground inside a mystical bubble-thingy.
Again, after being a huge fan of this show for so very long (boy do I feel old) I am reveling in re-reading all the books. While the humor and one liners are timeless I grew up looking up to Buffy, somehow handling everything that is thrown her way and maintaining true friendships all the while being human (even struggling with being grounded like normal teens). In such a series, character development is built through every installment and through each fight the Scooby Gang fights. While Buffy is clearly the star of the series, each character shines in their own right - even Cordelia. This is one of those series that without literally every character (even the baddies) the books would not be as amazing as they are. If you are a fan of this show you won't be disappointed in the first installment of the book series. A must read for any die-hard fan!
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