The best way to deal with a threat is to become as informed as possible about it. “Be prepared,” as the Boy Scouts say. For instance, if you are afraid of snakes, the best thing to do is read up on the reptile and be prepared for an encounter. And if you are afraid of Christopher Walken, this book is perfect for you.
Walken has achieved a rare iconic cult status in American media, comparable to the likes of William Shatner or Adam West. A to Z takes you through everything you could possibly want to know about the SNL-hosting, cowbell-loving, Fatboy Slim-dancing actor who has appeared in over 100 films and TV shows since 1953. And no matter how bad any of those productions were his popularity has never waned.
The author of a similar book about William Shatner (The Encyclopedia Shatnerica), Schnakenberg is well suited to compile a tome focusing on the world’s most unnerving actor. But make no mistake about the goal of this book: it is not a biography or a serious look at Walken. It is a pop culture, humour piece intended only to entertain. The author takes no responsibility if reading this book leaves you unprepared for an encounter with the enigmatic personality that is Christopher Walken.