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"The best TV show since the invention of radio" -- Charlie Brooker

About the Author

Steve Busfield is the head of media and technology at the Guardian who launched a blog especially devoted to The Wire. Paul Owen is a Guardian journalist.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Guardian Books (January 18, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0852652216
  • ISBN-13: 978-0852652213
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,631,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By CC on September 2, 2010
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If you are a true fan of "The Wire" and want to read an in depth book about the show and its' creators, skip this book. It is mostly filled with short recaps of the episodes and lots of fan blogs for each one. Buy "The Wire - Truth Be Told" by Rafael Alvarez instead. You'll be glad you did.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Zach Robinson on December 30, 2010
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I was excited to read "The Guardian guide", but I can't see how this merits that title. It's largely a bunch of quick blog entries and user comments upon those blogs.

As already suggested: skip this, get "Truth Be Told" instead.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Julie Fruscella on February 3, 2011
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I bought this book as gift for someone who loved the show...and I gotta say it's not really a "guide" to the show. It's more of quotes from fan's and what they think are the greatest episodes or characters. I don't recommend this book, unless you absolutely must have every book on The Wire.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Riddie K. on May 3, 2011
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This is probably the worst book I've purchased as an adult.

This is not a guide to the series, which I've watched in full a couple of times a year since first seeing it in 2007. Instead, it's a collection of web comments, often riddled with grammatical and spelling errors, which provide little real insight into the show. There are occasional brushes with insightful commentary, but for the most part, this so-called guide does not even do a good job explaining episodes - it might take one detail of an episode and call that a summary of the episode.

The only entertaining thing about this book is reading British readers trying to interface with American problems on race and violence. It is clear from the comments in this book that these readers don't understand America - their ideas, solutions, and "insight" is often laughable.

A total waste of paper.
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