Psych: A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Read [NOOK Book]

Overview

Based on the hit usa network TELEVISION series

A tie-in readers will be totally ?psyched? about...

Shawn Spencer has convinced everyone he's psychic.

Now, HE HAS TO ...
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Psych: A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Read

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Overview

Based on the hit usa network TELEVISION series

A tie-in readers will be totally ?psyched? about...

Shawn Spencer has convinced everyone he's psychic.

Now, HE HAS TO either clean up? or be found out?


After the PSYCH detective agency gets some top-notch publicity, Shawn's high-school nemesis, Dallas Steele, hires him to help choose his investments. Naturally, their predictions turn out to be total busts. And the deceptive Dallas is thrilled that he has completely discredited and humiliated Shawn once and for all?until he's found murdered.

But the police have a suspect?found at the scene with a smoking gun. And she says Shawn took control of her mind and forced her to do it. After all, he is a psychic?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440663253
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/6/2009
  • Series: Psych, #1
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 215,925
  • File size: 315 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Great Book!

    Absolutely loved it. I love the TV show and the books add another great element! I highly recommend!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 3, 2008

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    PSYCH is a serio-comedic mystery

    Shawn Spencer was best friends with Gus since they were youngsters and that has not changed since they became adults. They are partners in a private detective agency in which Shawn pretends to be psychic. They are unable to find evidence to exonerate their client Veronica Mason who is on trial for murder. Shawn, using his ¿gift¿ badgers a juror into confessing to the crime. When they get out of the courthouse, Gus¿ car has been towed.<BR/><BR/>They go to the impound lot only to learn they owe $6000 in fines for overdue tickets due to their failure to pay other tickets they received.. Shawn reads the person and learns he is an escapee from an Arizona chain gang. The convict starts to shoot at the sleuths who flee but Gus is hit by a car. Gus awakens in the hospital where he learns Shawn has acquired Tara, an unbalanced woman who believes she is psychic and can hear Shawn¿s thoughts. She becomes his shadow and does what she thinks he wants her to do. Meanwhile a high school classmate adversary of Shawn, billionaire Dallas Steele offers a large sum of money to Shawn to prove to Dallas he is psychic. Between Dallas and Tara, Shawn is in deep trouble that turns worse when his high school enemy is killed with the police holding his psychic slave in custody as she claims Shawn made her do it.<BR/><BR/>PSYCH is a serio-comedic mystery that will have readers laughing at some of the situations Shawn and Gus land in yet also has a sort of Son of Sam tragic element. On a par with renowned for TV show adaptations Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin provides an entertaining whimsical novelization of the show as the imagination and jocularity come across solidly. Fans will enjoy PSYCH summed up by its subtitle: ¿A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read.¿<BR/><BR/>Harriet Klausner

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Love the show

    I found the orginal show(which the book ) both funny and exciting. I hope the book will be the same. Also THIS BOOK REVEIW PAGE IS NOT, I REPET NOT A CHAT ROOM!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Sup

    I KNOW YOU KNOW THAT IM NOT TELLING THE TRUTH
    I KNOW YOU KNOW THAT THEY DONT HAVE ANY PROOF
    I KNOW YOU KNOW
    I KNOW YOU KNOW
    I KNOW YOU KNOW



    PSYCH YOU OUT IN THE END

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2011

    Weakest in the series

    This was excessively dark for a Psych plot. It was very confusing and nowhere near as good as the other books in the series. And what was juliet's problem? She was the meanest and most bitter character in the entire book when she should be the nicest.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    Great story

    Great store, great portrayal of the shows characters, great humor, and a just plain great read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2011

    Was having major Psych withdrawals...

    My wife and I were having major Psych withdrawals. It's taking forever for the new season and my wife happened to stumble upon these books. They are the perfect fix. Most of the characters were spot-on. Laugh-out loud funny moments and classic "Shawn and Gus" exchanges. Loved it. Now on to the next one...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Suck it

    Suck it. You suck it Shawn. Suck iit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2013

    Two below mwa

    It's actually this:i know you know that i'm not telling the truth i know you know that i just don't have any proof it's not decption learn how to bend your worste abitions will psych you out in the end. That is how you do it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Psych-O's Unite!

    Love the show just watched the mayor episode and i think everyone knows that Shewls is back!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Better tv show

    I personally like the tv show on iontv better. The tv show was out first....... everybody loves Lassie!


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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Kayla

    SABIAN!!!! im goo tired

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    J

    I want to hear more about the vampires.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2011

    Loved it!

    I could actually visualize the characters while reading this book. Looking forward to reading the rest of the books.

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    awesome!

    This book was awesome! It really is like watching the show. I love the way it's written, definitely kept the characters with the same personalities as they have in the show.

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  • Posted February 8, 2010

    Good clean fun and also some horrible crimes

    Reading this was a blast. The comedic action starts with a breathless race through the streets of Santa Barbara (while Gus obeys all traffic laws) and the energetic pace is sustained throughout this enjoyable caper. The comedy and lively character interaction brings the story to life, but the mystery keeps it moving forward with new characters, gorgeous women, mansions, junk yards, shotguns and caffeinated soft drinks. Every time the reader catches up with Shawn's mind and starts to piece together the real story, a new development knocks everything down. The resulting mess scatters clues along the way, giving the keen reader every chance to match wits with Shawn and the murderer and solve the mystery. And since this is Psych, the fun includes the mandatory pop-nostaligic references, the knowing winks to the viewer (or rather reader) and best of all, the braggadocio, deceit and arguments that define the friendship of these two nerds.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2009

    love it!

    i love the t.v. show psych. and so i decided to read the book too. and it was sooo good! the plot is much more complex than the show and it always had me guessing what was next. i absolutely love it. if you like mystery/comedy put together you will love pSYCH!

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  • Posted August 30, 2009

    OK, but I hope the author gets better

    A little "ick" at times. The "voices" of the TV characters are good, but the adventures are somewhat different from the show in a way that's a litttle disconcerting.

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  • Posted July 11, 2009

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    Just like watching

    It was like watching them on TV. Good writer's should capture the feeling of the show and characters they are writing about. That was accomplished here.

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  • Posted May 1, 2009

    Love the show, Love the book

    Sometimes I'm wary of shows made into books. I've tried the Monk ones and while they're mostly true to character there's some things that bug me. But with this book everything was spot on! (Except the ending was a little far fetched) The writer caught Shawn and Gus perfectly, even when I was reading what they were thinking, it sounded like them. All of the characters were good and while I had most of the plot worked out by the end, the ending added enough surprise to keep the answer from me.
    Overall, good book and I would recommend this book to any fan of the show.

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