Yes, I am guilty of reading The Dark Knight Rises: Official Novelization by Greg Cox. It was a guilty pleasure, I was aware of it when I bought it. I’m sure not one fan of anything can blame me for wanting their beloved fandom/universe to keep on living.
This was not the way to do it. How bad was it?
Feeling as if he’d been shaken but not stirred, Blake squeezed out of his overturned cruiser and crawled onto the shattered asphalt.
Cox, Greg (2012-07-24). The Dark Knight Rises: The Official Movie Novelization (p. 247). Titan Books. Kindle Edition.
She couldn’t help noticing that the vehicles bore a distinct resemblance to the Batmobile once used by a certain legendary Dark Knight. Those can’t be his, she realized. They aren’t black, or sexy enough.
Cox, Greg (2012-07-24). The Dark Knight Rises: The Official Movie Novelization (p. 258). Titan Books. Kindle Edition.
The lack of quality of this book has forced to try and do something I haven’t done in a long time. Write fan fiction. I was seriously disappointed in the way Selina Kyle was portrayed, it takes away the depth Anne Hathaway gave to her character. Cox apparently only read silver-era Comics. Not to mention the facepalm worthy allusion to James Bond. Someone is still stuck in the 60s…
This will be my attempt at writing in the vein of the Nolan-verse.