If only great movies could be great books! Granted, Taken isn’t an epic movie by any stretch of imagination, but it is one of the major Scifi dramas to hit Television recently, and it could have been a great book. But this, the novel by Thomas H. Cook isn’t what you’re looking for. Perhaps I was unfavorably biased (because I knew the story almost word for word coz I saw the series) but the writing is drab with words and dialogues copied from on screen, and there is hardly any extra material. This is boring, mostly because the whole point of writing a companion book should have beeen to give us something more than the stuff in the series. But this just doesn’t cut it.