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The Cookbook Collector: A Novel (edition 2010)

by Allegra Goodman

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Title:The Cookbook Collector: A Novel
Authors:Allegra Goodman
Info:The Dial Press (2010), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 416 pages
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What an epic read! Deals with the concepts of "wealth" and what i means to love someone and/or something. It's also a mini course on rare books and literature in general. ( )
  rebeccar76 | Jun 24, 2015 |
Ultimately, I liked this but it was a pretty slow read. There was a lot of material I thought was unnecessary...especially in the first half of the book (I thought I could have been pared down by half!) For me, there was way too much background on internet start-up companies & far too little about the cookbook collector, his cookbooks, & the storyline pertaining to his life. ( )
  mfdavis | May 20, 2015 |
Although it was interesting reading a story that was set in a time, location, and industry that I am very familiar with, I felt that the author was trying to create too many characters and too many storylines and lacked focus -- I didn't feel like I really identified or sympathized with any of the characters. Many of the reviews compared this book to Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, and I felt that that comparison was a big stretch. I also did not care for some of the language and intimate situations that were included. ( )
  AdrienneJS | May 18, 2015 |
I was prepared to leave it unfinished even before I read it because I was afraid the book would be a "romance" with little to recommend it. Instead, I found it to be literate and current, the new (technology) set against the old (the cookbook collection—and the Hassidic tradition). It's not Hilary Mantel but it's an enjoyable and sometimes thought-provoking read. ( )
  AntT | Jan 24, 2015 |
I was prepared to leave it unfinished even before I read it because I was afraid the book would be a "romance" with little to recommend it. Instead, I found it to be literate and current, the new (technology) set against the old (the cookbook collection—and the Hassidic tradition). It's not Hilary Mantel but it's an enjoyable and sometimes thought-provoking read. ( )
  AntT | Jan 24, 2015 |
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Goodman captures the fizz and folly of the dot.com boom with wit and perspicuity...
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Rain at last. Much-needed rain, the weathermen called it. Rain drummed the little houses skyrocketing in value in Cupertino and Sunnyvale.
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"...a novel about getting and spending, and about the substitutions we make when we can't find what we're looking for..." --inside cover.

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