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by Thomas J. Craughwell

  • Author: Thomas J. Craughwell
  • ISBN: 157912044X
  • ISBN13: 978-1579120443
  • ePub: 1705 kb | FB2: 1739 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal; 1st Ed edition (January 10, 1998)
  • Pages: 480
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 246
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Great Books for Every Book Lover: 2002 Great Reading Suggestions for the Discriminating Bibliophile ePub download

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Since this reference was published in 1998 there are obviously some very important works released since that date that are not included but this did not hinder my enjoyment of the contents.

Can't decide what to read? Great Books for Every Book Lover offers concise, insightful, witty profiles of. .

International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 157912045X. System Control Number: (Sirsi) 3165348. Personal Name: Craughwell, Thomas . 1956-. Publication, Distribution, et. New York. New York General Note: A combined volume of 4 separate published works: 1995-1998 Book lover's calendar.

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Readers will love the broad selection of titles, learning about famous authors and finding or recommending the next perfect read for themselves, friends and family-every type of book is covered.

Books with the subject: Reading Interests. So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading - Sara Nelson. Nelson, sara, 1956-, books and reading, united states, reading interests. Books and reading, reading interests.

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Leventhall Publishing, 1998. Ellington, H. Elisabeth. A Year of Reading: A Month-By-Month Guide to Classics and Crowd Pleasers For You and Your Book Group. Sourcebooks, In. 2002. The Reading Group Book: The Complete Guide to Starting and Sustaining a Reading Group with Annotated Lists of 250 Titles for Provocative Discussion. 100 One-Night Reads: A Book Lover’s Guide. Ballantine Books, 2001. McMains, Victoria Golden.

Can't decide what to read? Imagine a list of the greatest books described in concise, insightful and witty profiles to browse in search of the next perfect read. 2002 Great Books for Every Book Lover offers all this and more, reviewing each book with the wit and wisdom of a seasoned book critic in this unique and useful reference that belongs in every bibliophile's library. * Readers will love the broad selection of titles, learning about famous authors and finding or recommending the next perfect read for themselves, friends and family--every type of book is covered. * Each of the 2002 book profiles, roughly one paragraph long, gives a short summary, historical context, information about the author, why the book was important and other recommended reads by the same author. * Indexes make it easy to find books by subject, title or author. A tear-off list gives readers a handy in-store reference and a check-off list helps track all the books they've read.
Justie
This book does not really live up to its promise. While it does give you 2002 suggestions on books to read, it does not give you *concise, insightful, witty profiles of books from every genre* (quoted from them publisher's blurb inside the dust jacket).
Concise? Yes, but to a fault. The entries for most books are way too short -- many are only a sentence or two long!
Insightful and witty? Hardly. I'm not sure what the author/publisher considers as wit, but I found little here. And again, the entries were too short to really allow for much insight.
From every genre? Certainly not. And this leads me to my biggest complaint -- the organization of the book. Say I wanted to find Biographies. Look it up in the Index? Nope. There are Author and Title indices, but none for Subject. Use the Table of Contents? Well, the good news is the Table of Contents is alphabetical by Subject. But, and this is a big but, the Subjects are a willy-nilly collection of strangely named topics. There is no Biography section. Oh, but there is a Notable Biographies section (you thought of looking under N didn't you?!?) Oh, and there is a Saints and Sinners section with a few biographies (certainly you were going to look under S right?) And there is a Literary Lives section (ummm, L is an obvious place to look for biographies of great Authors, isn't it??) And so it continues for other topics. Of the seventy Topical Sections, maybe less than a dozen are named is a sensible, useful fashion.
Because of this hodge-podge of topics, we end up finding authors such as George Orwell spread out under multiple Subjects: under British Classics we find 1984 and Animal Farm; under Rediscovered Classics we find Burmese Days; under A Way With Words we find Down and Out in London and Paris; and that's it for Orwell. You won't find Homage to Catalonia or any of Orwell's other works.
Which brings me to my final complaint -- a lack of completeness. Some authors get more than one of their books listed, others don't, and rarely is the selection complete. Even if the author of this book didn't want to review all the titles by an author, he should have at least listed all the major works of any author that was included. I was also hoping this book would contain a complete list of winners of the Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes. The book has a section called Prize Winners, listing 37 books, but only a small portion of them are Nobel and Pulitzer Prize Winners, and some don't even list which Prize they won!
So, if you are bored, and looking for something to read, skim through the awkwardly worded Subjects, and I'm fairly sure you will stumble upon something that will pique your interest. But if you are looking for a tool to help you guide your way through the world of Literature and to aid you in creating a good Reading List of Great Books, this book will only enable you to scratch the surface.
Flathan
this book is fun reading for itself, let alone suggesting other books to read. The small reports of each listed book are well written with pretty concise overall book subject. nice book to keep handy for a few minute read.
Chinon
I am an avid reader, and thought it would be fun to see how many of the books listed I either owned or had read. One of the reviews said the categories were strange - and I would agree but also the categories are kind of fun the way they are arranged, and you can check by author name and/or title in the back in the Index. What I found surprising was great authors completely missing from this compendium. Like H.G.Wells; Robert Heinlein; Piers Anthony; James Lee Burke; Phyllis Whitney; and in the Spiritual Section, the Bible was not listed either. Granted, the bible is a collection of books, but I was still surprised. However, I would still recommend taking a look through, because it is an interesting collection. But remember, it is one man's opinion of all the great works of time, so consider that and don't take it as the end all/be all of informative reading advice.
Vrion
I saw this book in the bookstore and I was shocked at how little was said about each book. Each book description was less than a page- of course that was just what I saw from looking at the book in the bookstore- there may have been longer reviews that I didn't see. Plus, I didn't see anything else like, why to read certain books- which authors write similiar books, or what book to read if your in a certain mood and so on.
But if you just want to read desciptions of books to read, then this book's for you.
cyrexoff
If I would have skimmed the book content, I would not buy it, since the category per se is not well organized, completed, and desirable, and further these suggesting books are far more simple, superficial, coarse, and non-classical. It directly comes to my mind that maybe the list is only from the author's reading record that provide the proof of his industrious time and mind consumption.
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