Most bibliographies about celebrities are just gossiping or plainly giving a short overview over their lifes. You never really learn anything or can't be sure if the author can be trusted of what he/she has written.
But this book is SOO DIFFERENT. I am a big fan of Mr Cumberbatch since a couple of months and I was very keen to get to know more about him. That is why I bought this book. And it was a good choice. Mrs Porter's biography is the best biography about a celebrity I have every read. She does not focus so much on the life of Mr Cumberbatch itself but concentrates more on his work. However, when she is giving the reader some detail about Mr Cumberbatch's personal life, she always references it. Therefore, you as the reader, can fully rely and trust on what she is writing. Her main focus is however, to analyse his work and his preparation for a role. In addition, she adds many different quotes of Mr Cumberbatch from past interviews, Q&A, premieres,... Thereby, the reader gets a perfect impression and understanding of who Mr Cumberbatch is, as it is written so reliable.
I can highly recommend this book to any true fan of Mr Cumberbatch. This book provides you an inside of who this truly talented British actor is or might be.