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The Wire Re-up... save your money,
This review is from: The Wire Re-up: The Guardian guide to the greatest TV show ever made (Paperback)
As a huge fan of The Wire I was genuinely interested to see if The Wire Re-up would offer anything beyond the excellent HBO book which accompanies the series written by Rafael Alvarez. It doesn't.
Made up largely of blog type entries which you can read for free (if you're desperate) on any number of nauseatingly brown nosing web sites, this book seems to focus entirely on people congratulating themselves for getting The Wire.
Ignoring the central themes of each series; the futility of the war on drugs, the death of work, the failings of City Hall etc, the contributors to this book don't get much beyond "Wow... isn't Marlo mean?!" and "If I get what Felicia Pearson is saying, does that mean I'm street?"
Please don't buy this book.