10 Books Written By TV Characters We Really Want To Read
From Diane Nguyen’s unfinished novel in Bojack Horseman to the egocentric memories of Roger Sterling in Mad Men, some of the more popular shows of recent times include characters with the creative skills needed to direct potential bestsellers. In some cases, the writing abilities of these pop culture characters are evident given that they are professional writers. Castle‘s Richard Castle, and The case‘s Noah Solloway, are major examples in this regard.
Considering all of these examples, there are a number of literary choices from writers in the fictional television world, and many fans can only hope that these books were released in real life.
ten The Time Hump Chronicles by Suzanne Warren (Orange Is The New Black)
Orange is the new blackSuzanne Warren showed the first signs of her literary genius in the first season herself when she wrote poems for series protagonist Piper Chapman. Over the years in prison, Warren ended up writing a serial novel as part of his drama class. Even at the end of the course, Warren’s work of fiction is gaining ground among other prisoners who are in awe of his unconventional yet sexually exciting approach.
Titled The Chronicles of Time Hump, the writer describes it as a work of erotic science fiction that documents the sexual escapades of “Admiral Rodcocker” (modeled on prison correctional officer Wade Donaldson).
9 Roger Sterling’s Gold (Mad Men)
Arrogant publicist Roger Sterling (played by John Slattery) hired a ghostwriter to write his memoir Sterling gold, a narcissistic testament to his success that also offers some advice to people coming into the advertising business. Since Sterling is one of the Mad Menmany imperfect characters, Sterling gold should not be read as an inspiring book.
On the contrary, it can serve as guilty pleasure as the reader would get a glimpse of the outrageous lifestyle of the setting. An added bonus is that the book also consists of office gossip, from Sterling-Cooper’s early days to his career in the 1960s. The autobiography did not sell many copies, which has prompted Sterling to see himself as an underrated author.
8 Richard Castle’s In The Hail Of Bullets (Castle)
In its essence, the premise of the novel seems to be borrowed from a typical crime thriller. As a rookie NYPD detective investigating the murder of a Broadway actress, the prime suspect in question commits suicide shortly thereafter. This unleashes a bigger conspiracy in hand. However, given CastleFans of, fans would love to read the book that launched the writer’s career.
7 Untitled Book by Diane Nguyen (Bojack Horseman)
Diane Ngyuen is working hard on her untitled book which is never finished throughout Bojack Horseman. Having faced depressive situations and the writer’s blockage, Nguyen hopes to write his magnum opus but in vain.
Still, fans can say for sure that his completed manuscript would certainly have great literary value. While she doesn’t always get the platform she deserves, the writer has written a few articles that express her satirical and straightforward approach in exploring several socio-political issues in modern society. With a good chance that his novel would be semi-autobiographical, his novel would certainly be a treat for bibliophiles.
6 Noah Solloway’s A Person Who Visit A Place (The Affair)
A person who visits a place has to be one of the weirdest, most generic book titles on TV. The title of the book can either repel readers or simply encourage them to consult it for fun.
Described as a “great American thriller”, The case revealed that the book was published on the basis of a “handshake agreement” between Noah Solloway and his publishing house. Following the book’s mixed response, Solloway continued his career with the bestseller Descent (inspired by the events of his own business). However, reading his early days might prove to be helpful in understanding the early creative form of the writer.
5 Jessica Huang’s A Case Of A Knife To A Brain (Boat Fee)
The murder mystery thriller A case of a knife to the brain It might not be a literary masterpiece, but it could be a fun read nonetheless. On the ABC sitcom Fresh off the boat, Jessica Huang is revealed to be a tense, self-confident woman who feels right in all situations.
Even though her writing skills can be unnecessarily complicated, there’s a good chance that some of the novel’s serious tones may unintentionally sound funny (as can be understood from the few passages she’s read on the series). Huang also never shies away from his love for Stephen King. Thus, one can only hope that his novel can contain some of this inspiration.
4 Steven Crain’s The Haunting series (The Haunting Of Hill House)
Even though Steven Crain and his siblings had encountered paranormal phenomena as children, he refused to believe those experiences and instead converted his faint memories into a horror novel.
While the The Haunting of Hill House was his most popular work, Crain wrote several other books in the same vein to explore the “hauntings” of Alcatraz Prison, the ship known as Queen Mary, and several other environments. The Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House is based on the novel of the same name by Shirley Jackson, but reading the book from Crain’s perspective would be interesting.
3 Jiraiya’s Tale of the Absolutely Brave Shinobi (Naruto)
Although Naruto‘s Jiraiya is known for his trilogy of Icha Icha adult novels, an underrated masterpiece would be The story of the absolutely brave Shinobi. The book is of great importance in the anime as it inspired Minato Namikaze to baptize his son Naruto.
In his novel, Jiraiya covered the journeys of a ninja named Naruto who strives to break the cycle of war and constant suffering within his midst. He later admitted that he based most of Naruto’s philosophy and journey on his own life, making the book a sort of dramatized autobiography.
2 Arabella Essiedu’s January 22 (I can destroy you)
I can destroy youLead actress and showrunner Michaela Coel has faced a tragic incident of sexual abuse, and she explores this trauma through the character of Arabella Essiedu. Eager to start her life over and write a second novel, the author finally gets her book published by the series finale.
As the title shows 22 january (The Night of Arabella’s Assault), the semi-realistic book is his way of finding the fence. In a way, 22 january Also serves as a hint to the show itself which, as mentioned earlier, is based on actual incidents in Coel’s life.
1 Death Note by Light Yagami (Death Note)
In the eponymous animated series, Death threat is the name given to any supernatural notebook used by creatures of the underworld known as Shinigami, to entice humans into creating chaos. The human with a Death Note can easily kill other humans by writing down their names.
In the case of the Shinigami known as Ryuk, his Death Note falls into the hands of anti-hero Light Yagami. Besides the names, a few episodes also show Light writing down strategies to take down his enemies. As he uses the Death Note to make himself a divine figure, Light’s scribbles on the notebook would be essential reading for fans of the iconic animated series.
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