This book is full of errors, from minor things like misspellings to more annoying problems. Examples:
-Page 6 incorrectly states Joss Whedon wrote "Normal Again". -Page 64 bizarrely quotes Faith in "Graduation Day Part 2" as saying, "Little Miss Muffet coming down from seventh for you" instead of the correct quote, "Little Miss Muffet counting down from 7-3-0." (730 days until Buffy dies) -There is a table for each season showing which characters were in which episodes. The Season 7 table on page 130 is missing any mention of Robin Wood.
There are plenty more where these came from. If you believe you would enjoy finding them for yourself, buy the book. Just don't spend a lot of money on it. You'll kick yourself if you do.
If you're the kind of person who is willing to buy a book about a TV show nearly a decade after the show went off the air, then you're obsessed with the show. For a book with 'Obsessive' in the title to impress such a person, it had better be pretty damn obsessive. I am that person, but sadly, this was not that book. This was The Gentleviewer's Scattershot Guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It's kind of fun to be presented with a random set of quotes from the show, but it's not obsessive by a long shot. For instance, in the index, there's a section titled 'Foods'. I can see how it would be fun to look up every reference to food in BtVS, but off the top of my head, I can think of three or four food references that aren't there (the mashed potatoes and other Thanksgiving foods in 'Pangs' were the first to come to mind). I realize that's obsessive, but that's the point, right? Another example: for 'Becoming, pt 2', the Guide lists "Piccadilly, Leicester Square" as a reference, without explaining where that reference actually comes from, which is the song 'It's a Long Way to Tipperary', written in Britain in 1912 and associated with the first World War. See? THAT'S obsessive. I was hoping for a book that might tell me something I didn't know about BtVS, but instead, I found myself wishing the authors had asked me what I did know about it.
Edited to add: I just noticed that this book has the wrong words for a critical cryptic prophecy! Bottom of page 64. Changing review from two stars to one, that's kind of inexcusable.
I am a huge Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan and this book is no where near an obsessive guide. The only part of this book that I liked were the seven charts that outlined the casts and their significance in each episode of each season, but I hated that the author rated episodes even to the point of saying that you shouldn't watch them. Being an obsessive Buffy fan I wouldn't ever tell a single person that an episode should be skipped. Also for the little content that this book provides (small quotes and irrelevant facts in large lettering) there were several wrong facts and the author repeated some facts twice. Overall if you want a chart for characters in episodes this is your book. If you know nothing about Buffy or are obsessed with Buffy this is not the book for you.
I concur with the other 1 star reviews. The editing, if there was any, is woeful. I just find it ridiculous that "knows" was used rather than "nose". The charts indicating characters for season 5 are terribly lacking. I'm an obsessive Buffy fan since its original run. There's just no excuse for this book.