The Haunted Bookshop
A charming and entertaining novel that captures the romance of books and bookshops. "When you sell a man a book," says Roger Mifflin, protagonist of this classic bookselling novel, "you don't sell him just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue--you sell him a whole new life." The Haunted... show more
A charming and entertaining novel that captures the romance of books and bookshops. "When you sell a man a book," says Roger Mifflin, protagonist of this classic bookselling novel, "you don't sell him just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue--you sell him a whole new life." The Haunted Bookshop finds Mifflin and his wife, Helen McGill, ensconced in Brooklyn, where they encounter some strange goings-on in their bookstore. The unraveling of the mystery provides a rollicking plot while allowing Mifflin (and Morley) to expound on the delights of reading and the intricacy of the bookseller's art.
Publish date: 2004-01-01
Publisher: Castle Books Inc
Pages no: 253
Edition language: English
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Oh how I didn't like this book. I should have DNF'd it, but it was called The Haunted Bookshop! I'd have thought it impossible for any book with that title to be so disappointing. Where to start... the characters - the two main characters - are each in their own way incredibly irritating. Roge...
This book is not nearly as good as its prequel, Parnassus on Wheels. In The Haunted Bookshop, we meet the same protagonists, Roger and Helen, plus two new ones, Aubrey and Titania, but neither the new characters nor the double number of pages made this novel better. Just the opposite, I think the lo...
I seem to be the only person to like Morley's first book, [b:Parnassus on Wheels|1001312|Parnassus on Wheels|Christopher Morley|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1280197135s/1001312.jpg|847161], better than the sequel. I think it was mainly that I enjoyed Helen as a POV character better tha...
This book is a follow up to Morley's Parnassus on Wheels. Here rather than a traveling bookshop, the setting is a bricks and mortar shop in Brooklyn. I was definitely disappointed with this second book, starring the same characters. Where the first book made no mention of WWI, this book beat me over...
just couldnt get past what seemed to be bibliophile quips