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Allison Hoover Bartlett

Author Interviews: You ask the questions!

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Sep 23, 2009, 11:42am Top

I need interview questions for Allison Hoover Bartlett, author of The Man Who Loved Books Too Much. Riverhead recently gave out 25 copies through Early Reviewers, so I know there are people out there who've read it recently!

Her interview will run in October's State of the Thing newsletter, so I need to gather all the questions by October 2nd-ish... Post your questions here!

Oct 1, 2009, 1:43pm Top

FYI Abby, the link from Announcements has a stray " on the end.

Oct 1, 2009, 2:08pm Top

Arg. Fixed, thanks.

Oct 3, 2009, 4:35pm Top

I don't have the book and haven't read it, but I heard an interview with Allison Hoover Bartlett on the radio today. I hope it doesn't sound too frivolous, but as I listened to her talking about rare books and dealers, I wondered if she'd ever met John Dunning who writes the Cliff Janeway Booked to Die series or read his books. And if so, her opinion of them. Dunning, who is also a rare book dealer, has written five books in the series, which I discovered earlier year and read as fast as I could find copies. I just thought it was conceivable that their paths had crossed.

Oct 4, 2009, 8:17pm Top

I haven't read the book. I don't own the book. I might not ask the right question with such a lack of knowledge. I will read the interview. Sorry, wish I could help.

Oct 5, 2009, 10:31am Top

I think it's a bit early for an interview. A review was just in the Times yesterday--just ordered the book--but it looks great!

Oct 5, 2009, 11:13am Top

Ask her if she ever had the passion of collecting books and has had the feeling of possessing a valuable book. Did she have any empathy towards the book thief, or did she just see him as a common criminal.

Oct 5, 2009, 4:43pm Top

I just purchased the book yesterday. I have not read it yet (October 5). Sorry.

Oct 6, 2009, 1:43pm Top

Gilkey did not seem to steal the books for books, but rather for the challenge in stealing them, or anything. Are there other thieves out there (book) that are more in keeping with stealing for the love of books. His is a relationship of crimes not loving the books.

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