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2.0 out of 5 stars Nice pictures - shame about the text, 17 Jan. 2011
This review is from: The Avengers: A Celebration: 50 Years of a Television Classic (Hardcover)
I was given this book as a gift without having seen it - I was a huge fan of The Avengers, and have in my collection a rather old and dusty copy of the book written about the series by Dave Rogers, purchased some time in the late 80's, which included a lot of commentary and a comprehensive episode guide. I was hoping that this book would be an updated version of that. Unfortunately, it isn't...

The book is almost entirely photographs; mainly stills from the various series, with the occasional backstage shot. The book is split into chapters, one per series, and there is a brief page of introductory text about each series, but that's about it in terms of information and commentary. No information on episodes, no interviews with cast or crew - there is so much that could have been written about this classic series, but you won't find it in here.

If you want to look at pictures of The Avengers, I'd be inclined to suggest buying the DVDs and watching the episodes, which means the pictures will move and be accompanied by sounds... This book is painfully uninformative, and I really fail to see the point of it. A wasted opportunity - I really fail to see how this book justifies the word "celebration" anywhere in the title.
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