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The Last Bookaneer - Matthew Pearl
The Last Bookaneer
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781594204920 (1594204926)
ASIN: 1594204926
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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Thewanderingjew rated it
3.0 A book for booklovers!
A bookaneer is someone who steals the works of authors to make them readily available to the reading public, thereby insuring that they are not rationed by cost or availability or by the haphazard selections made by publishers, booksellers and authors. Some are motivated by profit and some by the wr...
teaandbooks rated it
2.0 It seemed like such a cool concept.
I've read a few of Matthew Pearl's books, from his debut ('The Dante Club') and more. This sounded intriguing: stealing manuscripts prior the enactment of stricter copyright laws and the adventures that come along. I like historical fiction and historical fiction that revolve around books is always ...
aceflor rated it
3.0 The Last Bookaneer
Review of an ARC CopySo.. First I have to say that I absolutely adored "The Dante Club"and really liked "The Poe Shadow". "The Last Bookaneer" though did not live up to my expectations. It is well written, Matthew Pearl is a good writer, but sadly I felt that he did not pull all he could out of the ...
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4.0 The Last Bookaneer
The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl encompasses the love of books, rivalries, epic quests, wealth, and madness set around a memorable main character - the Last Bookaneer. It combines the history of copyright laws, the history of Robert Louis Stevenson's life in Samoa with the fictional story of the ...
bookaneer rated it
4.0 “Authors do not create literature; they are consumed by it.”
The Last Bookaneer by Matthew Pearl “When they dreamed of turning iron and metal into gold, they called it alchemy. The much more far-fetched dream of turning bound sheafs of plain paper into fortunes, they call publishing.” Fergins may be only a lowly book-cart seller now, but in a not too long d...
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