Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Fringe: September's Notebook by Tara Bennett and Paul Terry

Written By Tara Bennett and Paul Terry
Foreword By J.H. Whyman and Jeff Pinkner

Genre
Science-Fiction, Diary, Television Tie-In

Synopsis

Delve into televisions most otherworldly phenomenon with this in-world collection that explores the intricate destinies of Walter Bishop, Peter Bishop, and Olivia Dunham told by September himself.

Review

In my opinion, 'Fringe' was and always will be one of the most intelligently written and exciting science fiction shows that has been on our screens in a very long time.

Part 'X-Files' and part mystery with loads of science fiction goodness rolled in to one, 'Fringe' had characters that really grew with each season that passed.  Sadly it's fifth season was it's last and there will be no more tales of the wonderful characters of Walter Bishop, September, Peter Bishop and Olivia Dunham.  Or will there?

Here thanks to those wonderful people at Titan Books, we have one of the best television tie-in's that I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

Told from the point of view of September himself, this diary collects near enough every facet of the show, the characters and everything inbetween and makes it in to an absolute page turner.  I couldn't get enough of this book.  With each turn of the page I discovered something new about the characters I had grown to know and love.

The best thing about this release is it's very intelligent and well thought out layout.  There are pictures attached to pages, random envelopes stuck inbetween pages, little annotations, the sheer amount of detail that went in to this release is mind boggling.  It really looks like a diary that somebody has put together themselves.

Also dotted throughout the book are some beautifully drawn diagrams along with photographs that look like they have been in the book for years.  It's the little details like the stains on the pages, the way the pages look like they have tape on them, the writers really deserve a pat on the back for their incredible work here.

If you are a fan of the show then this book is absolutely essential.  It's as simple as that.  If you're not a fan of the show, still get this book.  It's so well done that after reading it, you will want to go out and buy every single DVD or Blu-Ray that you can find of the show itself.  It's that good!

Story 5/5
Characters 4.5/5
Recommended 5/5
Overall 14.5/15



Fringe: September's Notebook
Tara Bennett, Paul Terry, Jeff Pinkner, JH Wyman
Titan Books
£29.99
6/03/2013

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