The Burning Man

The Burning Man

Christa Faust / Dec 06, 2019

The Burning Man The critically acclaimed Fringe television series explores the dramatic and grotesque as impossible crimes are investigated by the government s shadowy Fringe Division established when Special Agent

  • Title: The Burning Man
  • Author: Christa Faust
  • ISBN: 9781781163115
  • Page: 371
  • Format: Paperback
  • The critically acclaimed Fringe television series explores the dramatic and grotesque as impossible crimes are investigated by the government s shadowy Fringe Division, established when Special Agent Olivia Dunham enlisted institutionalized fringe scientist Walter Bishop and his globe trotting son, Peter, to help in investigations that defy all human logic and the lawsThe critically acclaimed Fringe television series explores the dramatic and grotesque as impossible crimes are investigated by the government s shadowy Fringe Division, established when Special Agent Olivia Dunham enlisted institutionalized fringe scientist Walter Bishop and his globe trotting son, Peter, to help in investigations that defy all human logic and the laws of nature Author Christa Faust Choke Hold, Supernatural is working hand in hand with the television writers to create new adventures uncovering the secrets of the series The first novel revealed how Walter Bishop and William Bell discovered the drug Cortexiphan and the alternate universe Book two will explore how Olivia Dunham first was subjected to Cortexiphan experiments, with catastrophic results.Faust has been given unprecedented access to stories that have not been told on screen, but weave directly into the series canon, much as Joss Whedon s Buffy graphic novels continue that series official storyline.Copyright 2012 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc FRINGE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and Warner Bros Entertainment Inc.

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        Christa Faust is an American author who writes original novels, as well as novelizations and media tie ins.


    1. This was a hard one to rate. If I based the rating on how close the story stayed to the tv series. Then I would have to rate this 1 or 2 stars. This book was suppose to give us more background on Olivia Dunham, but it didn't make any sense if you've watched the show. I can't go into detail because it would spoil later seasons on the tv show. Reading this book made me wonder if the author had even bothered to watch seasons 4 & 5. So that's one way to rate this book, the other way is to just r [...]

    2. I'm a huge fan of the series Fringe and I would imagine anyone buying a Fringe novel would be too. A casual viewer isn't likely to pickup a novel for a television series that ended and for that reason I was disappointed by the characterizations and storyline that didn't fit the series. Had the novel been written with original characters and offered it's own story without the use of putting Fringe on the title, then perhaps it would be a three star book. It was okay reading, the pacing at times w [...]

    3. Well, I finally read it! "Was it as bad as everyone said it was?" you feverishly ask. , of course it wasn't. It was, in fact, so much worse that I am having a hard time comprehending how it even got published.Honestly, kill this book. Kill it. Burn it with fire. Step on the ashes and scatter them to the four winds. Then find the author and scribble all over her book collection in permanent marker. If she has fine art, scribble on that too. This book is a declaration of war. To say that this is t [...]

    4. There will be some serious spoilers in here, I'm afraid, but they're necessary to tell you why Christa Faust's "The Burning Man" was so disappointing."The Burning Man" is a tie-in book for the TV show Fringe. Yes, it's odd to have a series of books come out after a TV show ends, but it's seeming less and less odd now that I'm reading them and they're just not very good.These posthumous tie-in books seem to all be about the characters before they joined the Fringe team and showing early experienc [...]

    5. Although I really, really enjoyed this book. I thought it could have been better. I loved the idea of it, finally a back story for Olivia! But I didn't like how it was executed was like reading two separate stories actually.t she *SPOILER!!* puts down an arch enemy from her childhood (but doesn't kill him - for the second time), then she has to escape a government run facility (a seriously freaky one too) and all the while she doesn't really remember this stuff? I mean really, she has no clue th [...]

    6. Hmm, okay this not as well liked by me as the first one of the three books. Olivia Dunham being my second favorite character is “Subject 13” when she was younger. Due to the creation of the experimental drug Cortexiphan by Walter, had strange effects on her as a child. Manifesting when her stepfather assaults her mother, dire consequences came about. Olivia hides these strange things for most of her entire life. Walter was never my favorite character. I think the author could have elaborated [...]

    7. Saw this in a used book store and, being a fan of the series, thought what the heck. Started out bad and didn't get any better. If you're a fan of the show, you'll hate it and see it as nothing more than trying to capitalize on the name. If you don't know the show, you won't understand some of the references. All in all, not good.

    8. I'm a fan of the TV series, but I somehow missed the book tie-ins. Too bad, because this would have been a great read between episodes, especially in Season Three. Nearly everything is prior to the start of the show, but the two epilogs have characters you'll immediately recognize or remember. The smile will be on your face before you realize it.Read it!

    9. For a book I picked up at the dollar store, it was a much better read than I expected. I had a hard time putting it down. It took a bit to get into it, but I ended up wanting more. Also, I wanted to go back and re-watch the show.

    10. Not sure it entirely fits with the Olivia personally known from the show, but it is an interesting & fun little read.

    11. Second of three Fringe novels by Faust, this one concerns Olivia Dunham's life before becoming a special agent. Pretty good story showing her initial contact with Massive Dynamic.

    12. This one really disappointed me. They changed Olivia's past drastically and her whole character. I'm really saddened by the butchering of her character.

    13. Overall the book was enjoyable and it had good action/suspense scenes, in my opinion. But I'm very reluctant when it comes to considering it as canon fiction, as it's supposed to be. (view spoiler)[The first chapter seemed great and coherent to the show episodes ("she found herself thinking about that odd, lonely boy she'd met at the daycare center. His name had been Peter. She thought about the blimps, and white tulips []").But then all those odd events happened -Olivia and Rachel practically a [...]

    14. Gostei do livro. Achei que a descrição da Olivia não estava 100% fiel á serie. Era mais uma junção da alternative Olivia e a Olivia. O nome da mãe nem sequer era igual e fiquei sempre com a impressão que era o padrasto que a ia perseguir o livro todo. Aquelas cenas mais para o fim Creepy!!!

    15. I honestly don't know where to begin. First off, a plethora of references to the show, including the same description of Observers at least 10 times.As for the plot itself, it didn't truly go well. A time skip would have worked. But to go from the main plot of a cop after Olivia, to some odd genetic research hospital tied to Massive Dynamic, was too much for me.As for the reviews stating Olivia would let anyone sleep with her, I did find that an odd thing in the book, but Kieran did save her. I [...]

    16. I was a huge fan of the Fringe TV series and I also really enjoyed The Zodiac Paradox book. So, naturally I wanted to pick up The Burning Man. While The Zodiac Paradox is not the greatest book by any means, it was entertaining and had a good concise storyline featuring Walter, William Bell, and Nina Sharp when they were young. The Burning Man felt a little scatter-brained to me and was not as enjoyable as The Zodiac Paradox. I was hoping for more of a background on Olivia and the cortexiphan tri [...]

    17. I would have rated The Burning Man higher, butI was really enjoying this book--the pacing was good, Olivia's back-story was interesting, and the characters were better developed than those in the The Zodiac Paradox. Then about two-thirds of the way in, the story just went off the rails. The final confrontation between Olivia and the psychotic ex-cop, Tony Orsini, to which the story had been building, was a total disappointment. And then Olivia abruptly found herself in the clutches of a new vill [...]

    18. There were some really horrific moments in this book. Lots of unnecessary death, though, I guess it wasn't technically unnecessary because it did a great job of making the bad guy seem bad.The last part of the book was lots of gore and disgusting Sci-Fi stuff. Not what I normally like to read to be honest, though it's normal for the Fringe universe.I didn't find this book as interesting as the first one. It was well written and seemed in character, but it was somehow more graphic. I felt helples [...]

    19. I bought this books because I'm a fan of the TV series and Olivia is by far my favourite character. This is part of three book series, but each story is stand-alone so they can be read invidually. I thought I would be reading a story about Olivia Dunham, FBI agent but instead I got a tale from Olivia's childhood and teenage years when she knew nothing about her special abilities that were explored in the TV series. It does feature Olivia solving a mystery and exposing a group of teenage rapists [...]

    20. much better than the last fringe book (the zodiac paradox) but I may be biased since Olivia is my favorite character. the book covers her childhood/teens: her school life, her relationship with her sister and her friendship with a nerdy boy. there is some morbidly grotesque bits near the end of the book which might gross the heck out of some. (I did for me a little) it was an interesting read and I would recommend it to any Fringe fan who wanted a deeper look at Olivia Dunham and how she became [...]

    21. This was a bit disappointing. I think I had issues with the continuity. This was more like a mash up of Olivia and alt-Olivia's past. I don't think the author paid enough attention to details like what happened to her growing up from the show to make a convincing background in the book. The story itself was ok and kept me reading it. I sort of had to accept it for what it was seperately from the show. Olivia's personality and motivations were there but the rest was not so believable as a tie in. [...]

    22. I was excited to read this one at first, expecting to learn more about Olivia's upbringing. And we did get some of that, but then it took this dramatic swing towards the whole hunter/prey dynamic that took up most of the narrative. Then out of the blue that plot line just ended abruptly and it became all "Girl, Interrupted." It was all just very disjointed, and really out of place from what we know of Olivia Dunham's history from the show. Why was none of these events mentioned? Seems like a maj [...]

    23. As a huge fan of the show, I was thrilled to find a book to continue reading about Olivia's life, even if the pages focused on her sad young abusive life. However, readers get to see her relationship with her sister Rachel and believe-it-or-not, you are rooting for her first boyfriend (you will even get past the fact that he's not Peter). Christa Faust did a great job of writing a book that is character driven and less science heavy.

    24. I got sucked right into Olivia's story, however it is supposed to be part of the Canon And sometimes it felt a little like it couldn't have happened, not with what is shown in the TV series. So while I absolutely loved reading more about Olivia Dunham, I am not sure how to fit it all in the larger story.

    25. Very easy read but a very poor representation of the show. I can't believe this book supposed to be canon to the show and I have a hard time acknowledging it as such. Any die-hard Fringe/Olivia Dunham fan can probably skip this one. I haven't read the other two books Faust wrote for Fringe and judging from this have no desire to.

    26. "I'm not a superhero," says Olivia Dunham at one point in this novel. But I beg to differ. Her Cortexiphan-induced powers give her the ability to cause electrical disturbances and fires when emotional distraught. Plus she holds the key to an alternative universe. That sounds like superhero stuff to me.Full review here: superheronovels/2014/11/07

    27. i really wanted to love this book considering that i am a huge fan of the tv series Fringe but i just couldn't get past the continuity issues. As for the book itself, it was great until the "Burning Man" story seem to fizzle out and the rest of the story involving the lab, the testing on Oliva, and the Escape seemed like filler. Like the author didnt seem to know what else to do with the story.

    28. Meh. I'm a die hard Fringe fan and read Zodiac Paradox as soon as it came out and was impressed. This one was definitely not as good, the plot was messy and there were not enough tie ins to the show. Holding out hope for the next one!

    29. This is the 2nd in the Fringe series. I enjoyed this book. It was ok, not earth shatteringly wonderful but a good read. I really enjoyed most of the TV series. These books are prequels to the show.

    30. I loved this book, I just finished it last night. I must say it is one of the best books I've ever read. despite the ending, which was not the best, it was still amazing.

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