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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on 10 July 2011
As with another reviewer, I expected very little from this biography; knowing McGoohan's dislike of interviews and probing, I thought the book would be bricks without straw. I was wrong. Instead of some thin tome cashing in on McGoohan's demise, I plunged into a well researched,well written book which threw light on someone I have been a fan of since 1960, when I was a child. I was a loner when young, and in McGoohan I felt I had found an adult who shared my sensibilities. As an actor he was explosive,unpredictable, with a dynamism which many others lacked. He would have made an intelligent James Bond and a very impressive, powerful Dumbledore.
I can comfortably recommend this book for three reasons: firstly, because it's intelligent and has a compelling lucidity; secondly, because McGoohan the man should reacher the wider world; thirdly, because so many insubstantial lightweights are written about as though they are filmic geniuses when all they are is lucky. McGoohan the actor deserves to be analysed, discussed, appraised because he truly was the shy genius I detected fifty years ago.