I didn t really like this book, it kept all the ideas I like about Psych style of how they talk, all the 80 s references, etc but this book just wasn t for me For a few reasons They dissed Doctor Who Shawn said it was the lamest show ever, as I just can t accept that I don t appreciate some if the language AT ALL, even if they say it all the time in the show Kids are reading this Like meI actually don t get any of the 80 s references from the book or show, but it s okay on tv because it seems easier to understand during a heated argument between Lassie and Shawn.
Guide books aren t really my thing, I like ACTUAL informative books, but I don t think Psych is especially good in this area.
Many trick questions during the chapter quizzes that relate to nothing.
And finally, there was NO real information WHATSOEVER that wasn t already common knowledge It s quiet how did I not know about this book I need it
I m a Psych o Don t believe me I have a Jules and Lassie bobblehead set on my entertainment center Picture forthcoming My friend made me a crochet pineapple because she knows I m a fan of delicious flavor And let s face it, Psych is one of the few shows that actually lasted seven years without a serious decline in quality Season 8 may sink it, but I m choosing to be hopelessly optimistic about the show not only lasting forever but at the same high quality that I ve come to know and love.
That being said, this is a book for Psych fans And not casual fans, like Oh yeah, I saw that show once, it was pretty good No, this is for the fan that has seen every episode, played spot the pineapple and has heard it both ways Despite taking place during season 7, there are a lot of references to events that happened in earlier seasons sprinkled throughout the book I may be bias Lame I should have known better than to buy this book, since it is written in the voice of the main character, Shawn Spencer James Roday , rather than by the actors or production staff As you might suspect, there s a kind of law of diminishing comedic returns at work when people try to spoof a spoof I like the PSYCH series a lot, but many of the commentaries or podcasts leave me cold for the same reason this book does it s full of convoluted in jokes that don t really reach out I consider myself a big fan of the PSYCH show, but not of this book.
On one hand, I m the target audience for this I m a huge fan of the show I own all the DVDs on the other, I m not sure if this book knew what its target audience was expect for maybe fans who will buy anything with Shawn and Gus s face on it just to have and if that was what they were going for, this book does have some bright spots There are some places that are quite funny but in other ways its a very lazy merchandise item but little .
Main problems the humor can be very lazy That s kind of what I wanted, not a story, just some good laughs, and there are some good jokes, but a lot fell flat by taking Shawn s immaturity and faults but not really any of his charm or creativity There was also way too much crude humor I m not an incredible prude either, but a lot of times it felt like they just didn t know what to say so they threw in sexual innuendo that wasn t reall This book is odd First, it s written by a fictional character with input from his fictional friends This is only for hard core fans of the TV show Psych To anyone else, this book will make no sense at all.
It s hard to switch from TV to a book You have to imagine Shawn s voice actually narrating the book It s got his obscure 80s references and tangents and plenty of footnotes where he argues with Gus It s kind of funny but mostly goofy.
I can t believe Shawn disses Doctor Who At least Gus comes to its defense.
Unfortunately, it was loaded with profanity and not hardly funny at all On paper, whomever wrote this book was clearly trying for the hilarious dialogue of the show but it really fell flat I only smiled or laughed a few times, usually at outraged footnotes from Juliet or Gus I m glad I got it from the library because I will not be buying it, sadly.
BEST IDEA EVER Psych is a brillant show James Roday and Dule Hill are the perfect best friends and I cannot get enough of their humor This is a must read if you enjoy these actors and the USA TV Show I own ever season so you know I loved this A MYSTERY TO SOLVE DON T GET STUMPED GET PSYCHED You Ve Seen Him Solve Unsolvable Crimes, Stop Unstoppable Killers, And Consume Unconsumable Breakfast Cereals Now Shawn Spencer, The Mastermind From TV S Hit Show Psych, Shows You How To Become A Fake Psychic And A Real Detective Using His Patented Methods Of Crime Fighting Awesomeness Along The Way, He Ll Help You Deal With Whiny Sidekicks That Means You, Gus , Interfering Police Officers Including But Not Limited To Chief Vick, Lassiter, Henry, ¹ Psychs Guide to Crime Fighting for the Totally Unqualified ò Download by Ç Shawn Spencer Buzz MacNab, And, Ah, Juliet , And Flashes Of Genius Like Evel Knievel S White Leather Jumpsuit You Ll Discover How To Set Up A Totally Bitchin Office, Where Wednesday Ladies NightHow To Convince Your Sidekick That He S Really Your PartnerHow To Pick Up Women At A Crime SceneShawn S Stakeout Survival Guide, Including Sensible SnacksGus S Scream And Run Method For Confronting CriminalsUnsolved Mysteries Like Who Stole Shawn S Sno Caps In Third GradeThe Ideal Sleuth Car Magnum, PI S Ferrari Or Knight Rider S KITT Who Should Play Shawn In The Movie Of His Life Christian Bale Or Don Cheadle New Names For Detectives, Such As Rico Solv And Sherlock Homeboy And Way Cool StuffPacked With Insane Pop Quizzes, Unbelievable Case Studies, Unflattering Photos, And Off The Chart Charts, This All In One Guide Will Have You Solving Crimes And Catching Crooks Like A Pro Even If You Don T Have A Clue Still in the process of reading this book I m loving it, just wish I had the free time to readright now It makes me feel like I m watching the show again, as I can definitely see Shawn writing this book