Publish date: July 8th 2008
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 259
Edition language: English
, Books About Books
, Biography Memoir
Perhaps better known for his other works of 'Lonesome Dove', co-authoring the screenplay for 'Brokeback Mountain', McMurtry tells the tale of his relationship to books. Specifically, his years as a book buyer/scout, bookshop owner, how he came to love books, etc. We get a short overview of his early...
There were so many things I didn't like about this book, yet I still couldn't stop reading it. I've not read any of McMurty's other books, although his bibliography is certainly impressive, but I have to believe they were not written in the same style as Books: A Memoir. If they are, I'm missing ...
Not a great book and likely of little interest even to the those people I'd imagine the core potential audience to be: booklovers and McMurtry fans. For bibliophiles there isn't enough detail—there are barely any stories about his stores, just recited facts ("... we bought this store on this date, t...
Mr. McMurtry is a celebrated novelist (Leaving Cheyenne, The Last Picture Show), an Academy Award winner screenwriter (The Last Picture Show, Hud) and a well-known bookseller. As the title suggests this book is focused on his career as a bookseller. He divulges quite a few “insider” secrets about ...
Lots of disjointed rambling. I do enjoy reading about books scouts and/or collectors, so I did like this one. A quick and easy read, nothing very memorable here.... I used to do a lot of scouting in the past and loved every minute of it. Those days have past as more and more used bookstores permanen...
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