TV Novels

Discussion in 'Books & Comics' started by KarlW, May 25, 2009.

  1. KarlW

    KarlW Registered Member

    This thread is devoted to novels based on, or tied in with, popular television shows. You don't see these paperback books as often as you used to. My library includes:

    Little House on the Prairie, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Wishbone (4 different titles)
    Lucas Tanner
    Touched by an Angel
    Diagnosis Murder
    Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories
    Battlestar Galactica (photo novel)
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    Eerie Indiana
    Goosebumps (4 different titles)
    The Incredible Hulk (photo novel)
    Rod Serling's Night Gallery
    Roswell High
    Star Trek (photo novel)
    Star Trek Voyager
    Xena Warrior Princess
    Hec Ramsey
    High Chaparral
    The Lone Ranger
    The Men from Shiloh (The Virginian)
    The Addams Family
    God, Man and Archie Bunker (All in the Family)
    The Clampetts of Beverly Hills (The Beverly Hillbillies)
    The Flying Nun
    Get Smart (4 different titles)
    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
    Happy Days
    Mork & Mindy (photo novel)
    Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (photos)
    Last edited: May 25, 2009

  2. AnitaKnapp

    AnitaKnapp It's not me, it's you. V.I.P. Lifetime

    The show True Blood is based off of a series of novels by Charlaine Harris called The Southern Vampire Mysteries. I've read all of those, and another one comes out this month. In fact, I just got a call from the library and that may be the one they just put on hold for me.

    Alias also did some novels. They did some prequel ones, and also ones written in tandem with the show. It wasn't anything you needed to know to watch, but they were good reads.

    Lost also has novels, but I haven't read any of them. I believe it's about the same as Alias as in usefulness for the show.

    I watch Dexter, and I hear that is based on novels as well. I am going to look into reading those.
  3. KarlW

    KarlW Registered Member

    I really started my collection back in the sixties, in the era before video/DVD. That's the reason so many more titles were published back
    then. It gave fans a chance to enjoy their favorite shows in a different
    format, without having to wait until the next telecast. Soundtrack record albums and comic books based on TV shows were popular back then for the same reason. I don't think we'll ever see that kind of explosion of TV merchandise again, because today you can experience seeing a show again simply by popping in a DVD. It's just a totally different era now.
  4. browneyes106

    browneyes106 Registered Member

    I collected a lot of tv novels when I was younger. Most of them are still at my parents' house. The following are there.
    The X-Files
    Full House
    Roswell High
    Sweet Valley High
    Are You Afraid of the Dark?
    The Secret World of Alex Mack.

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