October 3, 2009

Review: The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett

Stealing books is more common than stealing art work. John is an obsessed reader who loves books so much that he steals them for his own personal pleasure. He does not sell the book to the highest bidder. Instead he adds them to his collection and files them away in his heart. Soon his obsession overcomes him in a possessive nature. He must have them all!

Ken is book dealer who also has a talent for putting together clues. He sets his sights on John and his precious book collection. Who will come out on top?

This is a must read for any book lover. It has a little bit of everything - mystery, suspense and it's wickedly funny. It almost makes me want to stop blogging and hunt down some rare books of my own. Luckily I have a wild imagination, so hunting down rare books actually means cracking this book open and reading it again.

Book Information:
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much by Allison Hoover Bartlett
Penguin Group USA
Sept. 2009
288 pages
$24.95 US

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  1. I'm so glad that you reviewed this book. After receiving a copy, I read several negative reviews, and had decided not to read it...now it's going back on my TBR pile:-)

  2. nice review. i really really want to read this. it sounds like a book-lover must-have...or must-check-out at the very least.


  3. Sounds like something I'd like to read... it contains books and detective work, both things that I really like...
    Thanks for a great review.