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Housekeeping vs. the Dirt: Fourteen Months of Massively Witty Adventures in Reading Chronicled by the National Book Critics Circle Finalist for Criticism -
Housekeeping vs. the Dirt: Fourteen Months of Massively Witty Adventures in Reading Chronicled by the National Book Critics Circle Finalist for Criticism
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If you need proof that Nick Hornby's literary status hasn't gone to his head, consider the unpretentious banner of his book review column in The Believer: "Stuff I've Been Reading." This second collection of "Stuff" columns follows his successful Polysyllabic Spree. Like its predecessor,... show more
If you need proof that Nick Hornby's literary status hasn't gone to his head, consider the unpretentious banner of his book review column in The Believer: "Stuff I've Been Reading." This second collection of "Stuff" columns follows his successful Polysyllabic Spree. Like its predecessor, Housekeeping vs. the Dirt doesn't dawdle over exquisite sentiments or arcane insights; it moves briskly through the monthly offerings, touching down on the significant or the simply sensational. To peruse this book is to share Nick Hornby's discoveries; a refreshing option, indeed.
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Format: Textbook
ASIN: 9781932416596
Publisher: McSweeney's Publishing
Edition language: English
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Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud
Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud rated it
3.0 Housekeeping vs. the Dirt: Fourteen Months of Massively Witty Adventures in Reading Chronicled by the National Book Critics Circle Finalist for Criticism
Rating: 3.75* of five The Book Description: In this latest collection of essays following The Polysyllabic Spree, critic and author Nick Hornby continues the feverish survey of his swollen bookshelves, offering a funny, intelligent, and unblinkered account of the stuff he's been reading. Ranging fr...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 Housekeeping vs. the Dirt: Fourteen Months of Massively Witty Adventures in Reading Chronicled by the National Book Critics Circle Finalist for Criticism
Hornby's reviews are a thing of beauty. My favorite bit is his excuses for not reading more of the books he acquired just recently, but reading something else entirely. Yup, been there.
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