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Phantoms on the Bookshelves - James Salter, Jacques Bonnet, Sian Reynolds
Phantoms on the Bookshelves
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781906694586 (1906694583)
Publisher: Maclehose Press Quercus
Pages no: 156
Edition language: English
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.5 Phantoms on the Bookshelves
40,000 books. Bonnet has 40,000 books in his personal library. At one point he had bookshelves in his bathroom, so he couldn't use the shower and could only run the bath with the window open. He also had bookshelves in his kitchen, so no cooking with strong flavours could be done either. I've be...
DV Reads
DV Reads rated it
3.0 Review: Phantoms on the Bookshelves by Jaques Bonnet
There's a very fine line between bibliophilia and book hoarding and at time it's difficult to tell which side of the line the people described in this book fall. Ultimately, the book is an ode to a dying age of literature where the print novel reigned supreme, a time before the digital revolution. A...
Parnassus Reads
Parnassus Reads rated it
5.0 Phantoms on the Bookshelves
Witty, if you can follow his anecdotes, instructional in some ways, but mostly just amusing for the person who truly suffers the affliction of bibliomania. Accordingly, the best part is the eight pages of bibliography at the end.
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
4.0
Jacques Bonnet is a French art historian with a collection of over 40,000 books. In this brief book he discusses the unique challenges that possessing so many books creates and the passions that drive a serious bibliophile. My own modest collection of 6,000 pales in comparison, but it is refreshin...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
4.0 Phantoms on the Bookshelves
A delightful memoir of book collecting and reading by a bibliomaniac.
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