I’m a big reader, always have been since I was a kid. When it comes to books & movies, I will often read the books that get turned into movies, not always before seeing the movie. And, even though they are getting fewer & farther between, I still read novelizations, too.

If ya don’t know, a novelization is a book written based on the script of a movie, and will often include content not in the movie, either it was deleted or the writer made it up to fill out the pages. For example, I have a James “Scotty” Doohan-signed novelization of Star Trek: The Next Generation ‘Relics’ episode. And there’s a suplot that stars the ensign that escorted Scotty from the transporter to the guest quarters about the Enterprise-D. And the ensign is part of an away team that goes to the inner surface of the Dyson Sphere before the ship escapes.

I was at Half Price Books in Tyler a couple of weeks ago, and picked up Suicide Squad – The Official Move Novelization by Marv Wolfman based on the movie written by David Ayer. I haven’t started to read it yet.

But, I was back at the same Half Price Books yesterday, and I picked up four more novelizations – the complete trilogy of The Mummy, The Mummy Returns & The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, all three written by Max Allan Collins and The Incredible Hulk by Peter David.

If nothing else, novelizations are fun, quick reads for my shifts at work. Anyone else enjoy ’em?

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