I suppose some TV-show based novels are better than others. The "MacGyver on Ice" is really great though. Some of my other favorites are any of the Star Trek books (though Star Trek: The Next Generation is my favorite series), Quantum Leap and Saved By the Bell. There are really good book series for all of these shows and I think the authors did a really great job of capturing the essence of the shows in each case.
Too bad there wasn't more for MacGyver. An ongoing book series would have been really great. Considering all the other series in the 1980s that made it (see examples below), I'm surprised MacGyver didn't get a comic book series or video game either. That would have been really cool!
("The A-Team" had both a 3 issue comic series from Marvel and an Atari 2600 video game, at least in prototype form, "Knight Rider" had a Nintendo Entertainment System video game, and more recently 2 PC games that have been released in the last few years. "Airwolf" also got a NES game. Even "Miami Vice" had a PC game! Even short-lived shows like "Automan" and "Street Hawk" got video games for Commodore 64 and Spectrum, respectively! And even shorter-lived show "Manimal" had a UK annual, which featured short stories and comics!)
Glad I got all that fanboy knowledge off my head!
At least MacGyver did get an official action figure and tons of accessories, thanks to Glasslite!