From Monsters and Critics:
Guide to House, M.D. is a resource for seasoned fans, an atlas for new viewers, and a guide for students of television, film and pop culture. This is the perfect gift for any FOX “House MD” fan this holiday season. . .
This book, ”Chasing Zebras: is so well structured, it is a fascinating read and can be picked up and randomly flipped through, or read in a sitting.
There is more to to this tome than just recapping past episodes. Barnett deeply examines the genesis and arcs of each character, plus she examines the writers’ storylines. I love the series and could not put this book down. Read More.
“Barnett loves the show, as is evidenced in her very thorough guide to every episode up to the 6th season. She neatly divides each storyline into its plot components as well as fun detours” Read More
From London (Ontario) Scene Magazine:
For any fan completely stoked about the return of Gregory House to the Fox TV network this fall, pay close attention – Chasing Zebras: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D. is the perfect primer and referential resource for this fantastic show. Read More…
From Blogcritics Magazine (Josh Hathaway):
Chasing Zebras: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D. by Barbara Barnett is outsider’s look at the inner workings of one of the best shows that has ever hooked me. I say outsider because Barnett was not hired by the studio that produces the show (NBC Universal) nor has she ever worked for the show in any capacity, but she has gotten access to several of the show’s writers, producers, and actors and used that access to help craft as comprehensive a look at the show as you’re likely to find anywhere. Complete Review
From Buddy TV (Lisa Palmer):
“In Barnett’s book, readers are brought in to an expert’s passionate view of the show and its characters. The “Unofficial” guide delves much more deeply into character, music, literary parallels, and House’s drug and pain battles. The largest part of the book, however, is the most comprehensive episode guide I may have ever seen. This part of the book can serve as a reference guide. What was that episode about the guy who was in Buffy or the one where the patient actually did have lupus? What about that one Huddy scene where they kissed under such dire circumstances? And why was that episode entitled “Both Sides Now”?”
“You might be familiar with Barbara Barnett’s work through her blog ‘Welcome To The End Of The Thought Process: An Introspective Look at House, M.D.’ dedicated to analyzing the brilliant drama from Fox. But with Chasing Zebras, she rises by exploring House, the show and the characters, in every aspect possible. Nothing is left out . . . Ms. Barnett is always spot on. She makes valuable and nuanced arguments . . . I can assure you that you will inhale this delightful read and won’t be able to put it down until you’re done. A real treat!”
“What this book really did for me, though, was teach me to better understand and appreciate good scriptwriting. Author Barnett, whose own writing I found impressive, explains how the stories and the characters are developed and presented. . . . I think anyone reading this book will become a smarter viewer, not only of this series, but of other dramas.” —Exclusive Magazine