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I do think the detail is a little too much which makes the story very long.
McGilligan is writing in full acknowledgment of Donald Spoto's 1983 biography and occasionally compares his own interpretation of Hitchcock to Spoto's.
If you want to learn about Hitchcock, his life and his films, this is a "must read" book.
This is an excellent biography. The author explains a lot about Mr. Hitchcock and his movies. This book is 750 pages but the pages fly by. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Constant Reader
This is a fairly entertaining story of the "Master of Suspense." I found it interesting to read about Hitchcock and his personal life about which I knew nothing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lynn Pena
This book provides great background on what made Alfred Hitchcock tick, both as a person and a director. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lord Garth
Interesting, objective, and well-researched...so well researched that sometimes the plethora of detail makes the book "drag". Read morePublished 3 months ago by Naomi Mattingly Compton
Very readable, entertaining and informative. I loved the stories about the "three Hitchcocks" meaning, Alfred, Alma, and whoever the writer of the moment was. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Stephen Schochet
EXCELLENT telling of Hitchcock's life and work. Probably more appealing to those who have seen his movies. Very comprehensive and informative. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joan Salter
I am only 27% thru this book at the time of writing this review and getting this e mail. I like what I have read so far. This IS an 864 page book, very long, and very detailed. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Andrea A.
Thoroughly enjoyable read! Learning the back story of Alfred Hitchcock, helps to understand his vision when directing his movies. He really was ahead of his timePublished 4 months ago by Cyndi