Gilkey bukan saja tergerak hatinya untuk mencuri karena perasaan cinta terhadap buku. They were baffled by the persistent infections that kept mortality rates stubbornly high. A family heritage, the books and the story that comes along with them. It will be especially gripping for those of us who trade in antiquarian books, who owe much to Ken Sanderss persistence. It is always hard for me to not find something fascinating in a book about books.
Hoover Bartlett seems to have a hard time untangling herself from her story, which gives the book an interesting discordant feel. The amoral antics of a thief who wants to have books as a status symbol, and the wishy-washy morals of the story-hungry writer, are not something I can sympathise with as much. I want to apologize for the all the recommendations from me yesterday. What I enjoyed most was recognizing so many of the San Francisco settings. Immersing the reader in a rich, wide world of literary obsession, Bartlett looks at the history of book passion, collection, and theft through the ages, to examine the craving that makes some people willing to stop at nothing to possess the books they love.
The E-Library Librarian suggested that I read this book. Anyone who has trouble passing a used bookstore without going in will love this book. With a mixture of suspense, insight, and humor, she has woven this entertaining cat-and-mouse chase into a narrative that not only reveals exactly how Gilkey pulled off his dirtiest crimes, where he stashed the loot, and how Sanders ultimately caught him but also explores the romance of books, the lure to collect them, and the temptation to steal them. I've had my eye on this for a while since I started noticing it coming and going from the library quite a bit in the last few months. Walau berkesan berat, namun buku ini juga memberikan banyak cerita-cerita segar.
It's a moral code that many serious book lovers share, but one that sadly doesn't extend to everyone. One morning, as they're opening the bistro, they discover a man seated at a table with a pair of hot pink barber scissors protruding from his chest. I felt the weakest part of the book was when Bartlett becomes an actress in her own drama, at one point she accompanies Gilkey back to the scene of one of his crimes to learn how he scouts for books first-hand. It was, however, a good introduction into a world I had little previous knowledge of, though I do believe this would have made a better long magazine article, rather than a book. Though she misses a few aspects of the business—e.
Apa boleh buat, lain kali ini ini pasti saya baca lagi, lagi dan lagi. Bartlett befriended both outlandish characters and found herself caught in the middle of efforts to recover hidden treasure. Not that they can come alive in him; it is he who comes alive in them,' wrote cultural critic Walter Benjamin. Tanpa sadar, saya jadi membenci sekaligus mengagumi Ken Sanders,orang yang bertanggung jawab mejegal sepak terjang Gilkey. As the hole gets bigger, Paige decides to turn her entire yard into a vegetable garden.
Apa boleh buat, lain kali ini ini pasti saya baca lagi, lagi dan lagi. His parents are long dead, his mother having drowned in the water his house overlooks. But this is for the lover of the physical book itself - not the story inside. She wanted more story even of at times she became part of the story, not just the reporter. The man in question is less a book lover and more a narcissist, sociopath and thief, primarily but not exclusively stealing books. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries.
Rare-book theft is even more widespread than fine-art theft. His name is Jho Low, a man whose behavior was so preposterous he might seem made up. As a collector I could relate to some of the madness but the complete lack of morality of the thief left me stumped. She holds people's interest, and they pay her to do it. For him, rare books equate wealth and high social status, neither of which he has. Bibliophiles will alternately salivate and shudder at every detail of every book heist.
It can be a dry subject for the non-bibliomaniac, but Bartlett keeps it relevant by discussing her own reactions, experiences in collecting and volumes that mean something to her. Even his love of books is deformed. I was further impressed, having spoken with a few book dealers who suggested the book was controversial due to its sympathetic portrait of a book thief, with how even-handed Bartlett was in her account. John Charles Gilkey is an obsessed, unrepentant book thief who has stolen hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of rare books from book fairs, stores, and libraries around the country. A very interesting book, recommended for book lovers.