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A critical guide worth its salt
on 29 July 2010
When I got this book from Amazon I turned immediately to the section addressing the content of the most recent X-Files film (I Want to Believe, released 2008); I wanted to get a taste of whether the author was going to be someone I could read without wanting to throw the book in the corner in frustration or anger. Let's just say I'm happy to report that I was favourably inclined towards him thereafter. For UK readers' benefit - the author is a Brit and although he evidently has a great affection for the X Files, Lone Gunman series etc., he's not overly precious about it, and as he is a TV writer himself, can criticise a little more objectively and knowledgeably. There is a lot of dry humour in his reviews too; I chuckled at some of his comments, and the review of "First Person Shooter" I laughed out loud at - particularly the bit about the Policemen hanging about in the corridor; read it and weep! Lots in here for X Philes to enjoy, just try to read it without your "fan" hat on and you'll get more out of it; even on the odd occasion that I found myself disagreeing with his review of a particular episode I couldn't help respecting his point of view which was always interesting and thought-provoking!