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Summary The thrilling tale of the ultimate literary cat-and-mouse game, The Man Who Loved Books Too Much centers on the exploits of one man, rare book thief and compulsive collector John Charles Gilkey, and his brilliant crimes lifting some of the world's most valuable and vulnerable works from dealers across the country.The Man Who Loved Books Too Much The True Story of A Thief, A Detective, and A World of Literary Obsession (Book): Bartlett, Allison Hoover: Penguin PutnamIn the tradition of The Orchid Thief, a compelling narrative set within the strange and genteel world of rare-book collecting: the true story of an infamous book thief, his victims, and the man determined to catch him.The Man Who Loved Books Too Much is an interesting little audiobook (only 5 CDs) that takes the reader into the world of bibliophiles, con men, and bibliomaniacs. Allison Hoover Bartlett, a journalist, has given us a very approachable read on John Gilkey, a con man who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of rare and valuable books over.
In The Man Who Loved Books Too Much, Allison Hoover Bartlett takes us deep inside the world of rare books and tells the cat-and-mouse story of two men caught in its allure. She introduces us to John Gilkey, an unrepentant, obsessive book thief, and Ken Sanders, the equally obsessive self-styled “bibliodick,” a book-dealer turned amateur detective. While their goals are at direct odds, both.
Title: The Man Who Loved Books Author: Jean Fritz Illustrator: Trina Schart Hyman Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Publication Date: 1981 ISBN: 0399207155 Audience: 4-8 Summary: “Long ago in Ireland there lived a man named Columba who loved books” but this was long before books were printed by a printing press; each book had to be copied by hand so there were very few of them.
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much is a dual tale, focussing both on the world of rare book collecting and the bibliophiles who dominate it, and on the strange tale of a bibliomane, a man who loves books so much that he resorts to stealing them in order to create his dream of a world class collection. I enjoyed this book, though I grew impatient with the book thief's constant self-justifications.
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much is about bibliomaniacs, bibliophiles, and all the people in between. Bartlett structures her story around a John Gilkey, a mentally unbalanced thief who managed to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of rare books via credit card fraud in the 1990s. Gilkey's crimes give us a window into the rarified world of rare book dealing and collecting.
While most thieves steal for profit, rare-book thief John Charles Gilkey steals purely for the love of books. With a mixture of suspense, insight, and humor, The Man Who Loved Books Too Much immerses the reader in the world of literary obsession and reveals how dangerous it can be.
Allison Bartlett talked about her book The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession (Riverhead Hardcover; September 17, 2009). In her.
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If you liked Rebecca Skloot's Immortal Life of Henrietta Lack and Susan Orlean's Orchid Thief, you'll love Jennifer Latson's debut, The Boy Who Loved Too Much. Like those earlier works, Latson's engaging and highly readable book seamlessly weaves together deeply reported first-person journalism and research from a variety of disciplines (genetics, psychology, child development) to create a.
The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story Of A Thief, A Detective, And A World Of Literary Obsession. by Bartlett, Allison Hoover. Unrepentant book thief John Charles Gilkey has stolen a fortune in rare books from around the country. Yet unlike most thieves who steal for profit, Gilkey steals for love - the love of books. Perhaps equally obsessive is Ken Sanders, the self-appointed.
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An absolutely charming addition to a much loved series. There is something so uplifting about these novels, Alexander McCall Smith has the ability to embrace the intimate in order to open far-reaching views. Mma Ramotswe is troubled by a strange smell in her van, her new neighbour causes concern, and a distant cousin asks for help.