As a dyed-in-the-wool, hardcore Heroes fan, I would have bought this book even if I'd known it was going to be superficial and incomplete, having been put together while the third season was still being put together and the fourth season still in the future. Unfortunately, as someone who works in publishing, I've become very sensitive to typographical errors, misspellings, inaccuracies, guesswork, and poor quality printing and binding. "Saving The World" features all of these drawbacks. To its credit, it is mostly a good-looking book, and the emphasis was placed on design aesthetics and photographs of the characters, some of them rare. Nonetheless, I was hoping (and I suppose, will continue to hope, until I do it myself) for a book with a greater degree of depth and critical analysis of a series rich in subtext, background, influence, and expertise. This book should not have been inferior to the (very fluffy) official fan magazine, but even the magazine had greater depth. As a series characterized by a nearly endless succession of bungles ranging from the network to the publicity and lack of serious focus, "Saving The World" perfectly encapsulates the levels of staggering incompetence and lack of quality control that characterized so much of the tie-in material. The world may never know exactly what went wrong, and where - I know I'm curious as hell - but this book is just a symptom.
For absolute completists only.