Many people have waited for the ultimate biography of McGoohan's interesting life, but i'm afraid this book disappoints. With the author having not spent any time with the subject, then it feels more like a fan's book than a book written by someone who would have inside knowledge of the subject.
A plus point is the extensive section on McGoohan's early life in Sheffield, much of which has not been talked about a great deal before.
However, as one international magazine commented in their negative review of the book, the rest of the book is more about the author's fandom of the subject than the subject itself. It is a very difficult to read volume due to the author's writing style, and in choosing his friends to try and sum up McGoohan as a man at the end of he book, rather than people who have met him which would have surely been the better option, it is an insult to the man and his integrity.
As McGoohan himself has always stated he did not want a biography written about him, one wonders what he makes of the book. Many were hoping for the definitive guide to his career, and an insight into the great man himself. On the former the author includes most things, but so does any website list of roles. On the latter, the author and the book disappoints greatly.