A Million Ways to Die in the West by Seth MacFarlane
Published March 28, 2015
- Author Seth MacFarlane
I’m not really sure why I bought this book, as I’d seen the film and knew the book was going to be pretty much the same thing. The film was okay, hit and miss with the comedy but an interesting premise and a generally good story.
The screenplay was written by Seth McFarlane and this novelisation is really just that - the script fleshed out a little to make it into prose. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, it was quite fun to relive the story and remember some of the better quotes from the film. It was also handy to have the characters already alive in my head, as the book doesn’t really do much to help bring them to life.
So, just like the movie, the book is hit and miss. It’s only good if you enjoyed the film enough to go through it again in a different medium. If you haven’t seen the film, I’m not sure it would make for a fun read.