Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Currently Reading...

The Bookman's Promise is the third book in the Cliff Janeway series of an ex-cop turned antiquarian book dealer. As usual, Dunning's prose is elegant and rich in details about book collecting --not all old books are valuable books-- and in this one, about Sir Richard Francis Burton, a 19th Century Renaissance man and famous explorer.

For anyone who loves books --reading them, buying them, owning them-- Dunning's books are fascinating. He manages to mix suspense and a compelling story with the supposedly dreary world of the book seller, without either aspect clashing. (For those who would like a second opinion, you can read a review here)

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