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Judging a Book By Its Lover - Lauren Leto
Judging a Book By Its Lover
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Want to impress the hot stranger at the bar who asks for your take on Infinite Jest? Dying to shut up the blowhard in front of you who’s pontificating on Cormac McCarthy’s “recurring road narratives”? Having difficulty keeping Francine Prose and Annie Proulx straight? For all those overwhelmed... show more
Want to impress the hot stranger at the bar who asks for your take on Infinite Jest? Dying to shut up the blowhard in front of you who’s pontificating on Cormac McCarthy’s “recurring road narratives”? Having difficulty keeping Francine Prose and Annie Proulx straight? For all those overwhelmed readers who need to get a firm grip on the relentless onslaught of must-read books to stay on top of the inevitable conversations that swirl around them, Lauren Leto’s Judging a Book by Its Lover is manna from literary heaven! A hilarious send-up of—and inspired homage to—the passionate and peculiar world of book culture, this guide to literary debate leaves no reader or author unscathed, at once adoring and skewering everyone from Jonathan Franzen to Ayn Rand to Dostoyevsky and the people who read them.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780062070159 (0062070150)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it
4.0 JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS LOVER by Lauren Leto
Series of humorous essays on reading and readers. Tips on how to cheat that you've read certain authors and books. Universal truths that if you are a reader you can relate to. I enjoyed it. Certain essays made me chuckle. I realize that my reading tastes and hers are different. I haven't read many o...
The Primroses Were Over
The Primroses Were Over rated it
2.0 Judging a Book by Its Lover
This was an enjoyable enough read about books, but nothing terribly brilliant and not much that stayed with me. I enjoyed some of the lists, even (maybe especially?) the snarky ones, but they often dragged on and on way past the point where I thought the jokes were funny anymore, and I was not imp...
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia rated it
3.0 Judging a Book by it's Lover by Lauren Leto
Like most collections of columns or blog posts, this is hit and miss. Unlike most collections of columns or blog posts, the hits are very good, and most of the misses are not that bad. The only part that didn't really work for me is the "how to fake that you've read....". Most of the rest was quite ...
Paperback Castles
Paperback Castles rated it
4.0
What a perfect mixture of fun, sarcasm and nostalgia. Leto's essays vary from stereotypical assumptions of people and the books they read, to personal memories of chasing the seventh Harry Potter book in Japan and a vivid declaration of love for the printed word and tangible books instead of e-books...
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