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  • The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Bartlett


    Hardcover:
    288 pages
  • Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover; First Edition edition (September 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594488916

This true story is a great read for anyone who loves books. This story follows our author through her introduction to the book collecting world and one of the world's largest bad guys-John Gilkey. The story follows Bartlett as she learns the ropes of the collecting world and her interactions with a very active book thief Gilkey. There is a great parallel between Bartlett's connection to some of the greatest collectors and sellers of fine books and to an amazing book thief.

I really enjoyed this book because of the look it gave me into the world of book collecting. I never knew that book collecting was such serious business and that thieves like Gilkey were a part of this world. I also loved how Bartlett gave us an in depth look into the mind of this thief. This look allowed us to see what people think about when they are obsessed about something, book collecting in Gilkey's case.

Although I really did enjoy this book it might not be for everything. I think someone who does not love books as much as I do might not enjoy the detailed looks into the collecting world that Bartlett gives. An "outsider" if you will, might find the book collecting details unnecessary or overdone. Again, personally I enjoyed this part of the book, but not everyone might. Overall I would suggest this book to my many book loving friends.


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11 Responses
  1. Jenny Says:

    I've heard great things about this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. ladystorm Says:

    I do a little bit of book collecting myself (some old classic books) so I think it would be interesting to read this book.

    Thanks,
    Stormi
    booklady2007[at]yahoo[dot]com


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  6. Beth Says:

    I love that you're doing this. What a nice resource for Moms like me, who are too friggin' busy to decide what to read. On the other hand, I'm also so exhausted that I usually fall asleep with the book on my face after a page or two. Still, a great blog! Cheers!


  7. This book sounds right up my alley. I would love to be entered in the giveaway and I already follow your blog.

    Great review by the way - I'm intrigued!


  8. tanya904 Says:

    I would love to read this book Thanks so much for the opportunity to win it
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  9. Sandee61 Says:

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    Sandee

    Muzzley56[at]aol[dot]com


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  11. mummazappa Says:

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