Lost, Stolen or Shredded: Stories of Missing Works of Art and Literature (Hardback)Rick Gekoski (author)
- Not available
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 29 mm
Think Bill Bryson, only on books * Tatler *
Praise for Tolkien's Gown: 'Erudite, gossipy and delightfully readable ... If you are wondering what to buy someone bookish for a present, look no further than Tolkien's Gown. It's opinionated, it's funny, it's stuffed full of deliciously arcane trivia. It's a cracker. * Mail on Sunday *
Praise for Rick Gekoski: 'Gekoski is funny, and it's delightful to read about serious books and laugh at the same time...every reading is insightful about the text and moving about people, about the choices that we make, about love.... Gekoski is endearing to read for his childlike enthusiasm for ... well, for everything. There is nothing cynical or clever here, just real intelligence and true feeling - and the sense of humour. -- Jeanette Winterson * The Times *
Extravagantly enjoyable, lively, candid, and wonderfully well-written.... It is this voice that makes Outside of a Dog so irresistibly appealing. Rick Gekoski is a superb narrator, vivid, colloquial, funny and tough. He is an inspiring literary critic, engaging vigorously with his chosen texts; and he has a novelist's gift for creating character. * Spectator *
Outside of a Dog is like Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch without the football. * Independent *
Rick Gekoski has done many good things in return for the good things books have done for him. Not the least is this funny, touching, rawly candid memoir. I love the man. -- John Sutherland * Literary Review *
This is an intelligent, consciously disarming book, packed with ideas, jokes, good stories, small triumphs and larger regrets. * Sunday Telegraph *
Rick Gekoski's Tolkien's Gown is an irresistible mix of droll humour, shrewd literary criticism and fascinating anecdote, by a dealer in the fetishistic world of modern first editions. The perfect bedside book for bibliophiles. -- David Lodge * Sunday Telegraph Books of the Year 2004 *
It's opinionated, it's funny, it's stuffed full of deliciously arcane trivia. It's a cracker. * Mail on Sunday *
Highly entertaining ... One finishes the book exhilarated and amused. -- Alexander Larman * Observer *
Rick Gekoski is charming company as a writer. His style is fluent and raconteur-ish ... A general knowledge-widening book which also makes you think about what does or doesn't matter in life. -- Ysenda Maxtone Graham * Country Life *
An engaging and informative window on the impact of major cultural losses and society's relationship with art * Canberra Times, Australia *
You may also be interested in...
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?
Or, add to basket, pay online, collect in as little as 2 hours, subject to availability.