Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Richard Armitage Handbook

I could not believe what I was seeing on Amazon just a few minutes ago.  This is the front cover a book about Richard Armitage.  The cost of the book is $20.98.  Below is the description of the book on Amazon.

February 10, 2013
Richard Crispin Armitage (born 22 August 1971) is an English actor famous for his roles as John Thornton in North & South, Guy of Gisborne in Robin Hood, and Lucas North in Spooks. He plays Thorin Oakenshield in the three-film adaptation of The Hobbit. 
 This book is your ultimate resource for Richard Armitage (actor). Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more. 
 In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Richard Armitage (actor)'s Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Richard Armitage (actor), Between the Sheets (TV series), British Academy Television Awards, Brockington College, Captain America: The First Avenger, Clarissa, Cleopatra (1999 film), Cold Feet, Cold Feet (series 5), Lucas North, Moving On (TV series), Pattison College, Robin Hood (2006 TV series), ShakespeaRe-Told, Sir Guy of Gisbourne, Spooks, Strike Back: Project Dawn, Strike Back (TV series), The Golden Hour (TV series), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Impressionists (BBC drama), The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, The Vicar of Dibley, This Year's Love, Thorin Oakenshield, Ultimate Force 162...and more pages!

Well, there you have it.  Am I going to buy it?  I don't think so, but what if there are lots of great pictures of Richard in it.  I will wait, hoping that someone else will buy it first and report back on it.  There are no reviews on this book yet on Amazon as of this blog post.  Click HERE to see and order it.



Collar City Brownstone said...

Big chunks of it will be taken from Wikipedia, I suspect.

Collar City Brownstone said...

I would have to agree with that Servetus. It would all be information that we already know, but packaged together for newer RA fans. That is why I don't want to buy it.

Collar City Brownstone said...

No, although it's hard to imagine that anyone who wasn't writing an authorized biography would have access to information that we don't have. I mean, big chunks of it will literally be what's in wikipedia. If you look at the author, she's written a whole slew of these about different British actors; and the description says, profits go to benefit the wikimedia foundation: "Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset,
printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth
knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the
proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to
support their mission."