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The Book of Books (The Book of Books, An Eclectic Collection of Reading… (2007)

by Les Krantz, Tim Knight (Author)

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I can say that Les Krantz and Tim Knight's The Book of Books is precisely what the subtitle says it should be: "An Eclectic Collection of Reading Recommendations, Quirky Lists, and Fun Facts about Books." It's more the first two than the third. This is basically a collection of (very short) lists of books connected by some theme or characteristic. A few are taken from other organizations and 'annotated' here by Krantz and Knight, but most seem to be new. The quibbles to be had with lists like this are infinite, so I won't start them; on the whole, this is a somewhat useful reader's guide if you happen to stumble upon a theme you're interested in. It's skewed heavily toward the popular reading, not surprisingly.

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To my parents, William and Mary Ann Knight, who instilled in me a love of reading and a reverence for language.--Tim Knight

To Augusta Gottlieb ("Mrs. Gottlieb"), my first - and best - high school English teacher, who taught me about the power of words and the pleasures of books. --Les Krantz
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