Usually, when a book is released as a tie-in to a TV series or film, the literary world responds with a collective, dismissive shrug. We were shocked to see that even the discerning readers on Goodreads.com gave this fake-novel-turned-real-novel relatively good marks.
Granted, we won't be reading this in college lit. classes in 20 years, but seasoned ghost writer Jonathan Gortenstein has performed capably here. If any of your boys enjoy Californication beyond Moody's uncanny ability to bone all hotties in his path, this will be a nice addition to their bookshelf.