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Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide: What to Read and What to Read Next (original 2006; edition 2002)

by Nick Rennison (ed.)

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Title:Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide: What to Read and What to Read Next
Authors:Nick Rennison (ed.)
Info:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2002), Paperback, 384 pages
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Rating:****1/2
Tags:non-fiction, reading guide, books, bibliophilia, reference, books about books

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Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide by Kenneth McLeish (2006)

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In this book you can look up an author, a genre, or a theme; find lists of award-winning books (primarily British lists), and find suggestions for further reading. It's total enabling for bookaholics. ( )
  auntieknickers | Nov 17, 2010 |
A guide to good reading. This book consists of summaries of an authors work and style, coupled with suggestions for further reading. Sorted by author, with additional entries giving suggestions which follow on from famous works or which link to specific genres. The book is a good place to start looking for fresh reading ideas, although you're unlikely to find anything very surprising here. It tends to stick firmly to the middle of the road, and if you read a lot you'll quickly find that it isn't reccommending anything you haven't already considered. ( )
1 vote Telute | Jul 24, 2006 |
This guide features more than 350 major authors and 4,000 books. For each author there is a short article on style, influences, settings, theme and salient works. This is then followed by a 'Read On' section directing readers to similar books by other authors. For 12 of the most influential works of literature, 'Pathways' lead readers to books with similar themes. 'Startpoints' provide a brief history of writing within each of the 12 main genres and lists the most popular books in each.
  antimuzak | Jun 23, 2006 |
This revised and updated guide to good reading provides a new rating system: "Startpoints", which offer suggestions in different areas of reading and "Pathways", which lead from a dozen popular books to whole shelves of follow-up reading.

The book includes new symbols for "highly recommended" and "masterpiece". These offer a helpful, at times controversial, guide through the available wide selection of reading material. Kenneth McLeish is the author of "Read a Book a Week", "Myth", "Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century" and "Bloomsbury Guide to Human Thought".
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 071367587X, Paperback)

Deciding what to read next when you've just finished an unputdownable novel can be a daunting task. The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide features hundreds of authors and thousands of titles, with navigation features to lead you on a rich journey through some the best literature to grace our shelves. This greatly expanded edition includes the latest contemporary authors and landmark novels, an expanded non-fiction section, a timeline setting historical events against literary milestones, prize-winner and book club lists. An accessible and easy-to-read guide that no serious book lover should be without.

 

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"Deciding what to read next when you've just finished an unputdownable novel can be a daunting task. The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide features hundreds of authors and thousands of titles, with navigation features to lead you on a rich journey through some of the best and most interesting books that have been published. This greatly expanded edition also includes the latest contemporary authors and landmark novels. An accessible and easy-to-read guide that no serious book lovers should be without."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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