Book Review – V: The Original Miniseries
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I have to admit that I was a fan of the NBC mini-series that this book is based on, though I have no idea why it took me the better part of 20 years to finally get around to reading the novelization. Regardless, I was impressed with this book, which goes into much greater depth the effect the Visitors have on our world. The book goes into greater detail drawing connections between what happens once the Visitors have arrived to what happened to Pre-WW2 Germany, even beyond the words of one of the characters, himself a survivor of the Holocaust.
The only downside to the book is that because it was based on a television mini-series, many of the characters do not have a chance to manifest themselves in their own way, at least for me. I still kept seeing main characters Mike Donovan and Juliet Parrish as Marc Singer and Faye Grant. Even the Visitor William, who gets a bit more of a back story in this novelization, still looks like Robert Englund whenever I read his parts.