Monday, January 25, 2010

Psych: Mind Over Magic by William Rabkin

Product Description: Based on the hit USA Network series Shawn Spencer has convinced everyone he's psychic. Now, he's either going to clean up- or be found out. Murder and Magic are all in the mind...When a case takes Shawn and Gus into an exclusive club for professional magicians, they're treated to a private show by the hottest act on the Vegas Strip, "Martian Magician" P'tol P'kah. But when the wizard seemingly dissolves in a tank of water, he never rematerializes. And in his place there's a corpse in a three piece suit and a bowler hat.Eager to keep his golden boy untarnished, the magician's manager hires Shawn and Gus to uncover the identity of the dead man and find out what happened to P'tol P'kah. But to do so, the pair will have to pose as a new mentalist act, and go undercover in a world populated by magicians, mystics, Martians-and one murderer...

Quote: "Headhunter who?" Shawn stared at him as if he'd just said he couldn't name all the Goonies. "He's only the reigning champ of Extreme Handball in all of Santa Barbara. and I'm playing him next. Do you know what this means?" ............ "Headhunter Hank can - " Gus broke off, finally recognizing the name. "Hank Stenberg?" You're going to play against Hank Stenberg?"
"Someone's got to take that killer down"
"You mean the kid who lives down the street from your dad? I doubt he's even twelve
years old."

Why this book you might ask: I was looking through Amazon for a book with OVER in the title for the Opposites Attract challenge when I ran across this book. I love the TV show Psych so I thought "Why not?" I wasn't sorry.

My Thoughts: This was a cute quick read with some laugh out loud moments. It started out like the show: in the 80s when Shawn and Gus were kids. The author did a good job with the personalities, I could just hear them and picture them. He wrote in all the charm and humor from the show and it is captured perfectly. If you like Psych you'll like this book. If you like light funny reads you'll like this too.

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William Rabkin

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 345 KB
Print Length: 288 pages
Publisher: NAL HARDCOVER (July 7, 2009)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English

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Jo, a retired teacher said...

I watched Psyche a few times, but quit because I thought Gus had to put up with too much from Shawn. He seemed to be disrespected and bore the brunt of all the jokes. Has the concept changed over time? Does Gus get to be the smart one ever, or just the loyal, put-upon sidekick?

How did the book compare? I may be interested in giving it a try.

Anonymous said...

I love Psych, but never would have thought about reading the book. Actually, I didn't even know there was one!

Alyce said...

I haven't seen the show and didn't have a clue what it was about, so this was a nice introduction for me.

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