Long time geek, fangirl, mother, and reader. I've got a lot to say, you might not like it all, but it will be honest and hopefully helpful.
Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The book seems to be written in a very open manner, meaning it’s aimed at both newcomers and hardcore Whedon fans. I’m an old school fan, from back in the Buffy days (I was even a fan of the movie). I found new, surprising information in these essays. Many gave me fresh perspectives on shows I thought I knew inside and out, and even inspired me to start rewatch.
It’s not perfect, there are times when the essays meander and spend way too much words/time on justifying points, but the section on Buffy the Vampire Slayer alone is worth price of admission. I don’t always agree with everything said, but I appreciate how every single one of these essays made me think. This is a great tool for any academic seeking to understand the phenomena of Joss Whedon’s work and fan following. It is especially fascinating to read as writer, and critical reader.
This is a must-have for all Whedonites. It will fit perfectly on your shelf next to your Spike action figure, and your model of Serenity.