Monday, August 26, 2013

Jenn's Review: Psych's Guide to Crime Fighting for the Totally Unqualified

 Blurb:  GOT 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, 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 partner, How to pick up women at a crime scene, Shawn's Stakeout Survival Guide, including sensible snacks, Gus's Scream-and-Run Method for confronting criminals,Unsolved mysteries like who stole Shawn's Sno-Caps in third grade,The ideal sleuth car: Magnum, P.I.'s Ferrari or Knight Rider's K.I.T.T.?  Who should play Shawn in the movie of his life: Christian Bale or Don Cheadle?  New names for detectives, such as Rico Solvé and Sherlock Homeboy

. . . and way more cool stuff.


Packed 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.


Review:  Oh, how I love Psych!  Next to Castle, I'd have to say it's my favorite show on television right now.  When I saw Psych's Guide to Crime Fighting for the Totally Unqualified was available I knew I had to have it.

If you visit our blog with any regularity, you may have noticed this has been in my currently reading section for a while.  That's because, well, imagine Shawn's rants, some of his longer rants.  Now imagine reading that for 300 pages.  Granted it's broken up by foot notes from the gang and the occasional section written by a 'guest,' but that's a lot of Shawn.  For me, it was really more of a coffee table book to be read in stages.

Was it funny?  Riotously.  Laughing out loud in public places funny.  Would you appreciate it if you aren't a fan of the series?  Probably not, but if you enjoy Psych, I'd say it's a must read.  

Final Take:  4/5

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