Book Reviews: Books

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Books: A Memoir
by Larry McMurtry
McMurtry has been both an author and a bookseller for decades. This book is about his lifelong love affair with books. It starts with the 19 books his cousin gave him, which were the first he ever read, and then it meanders through his years of writing, reading and selling books.

I enjoyed the sections where he talks about his love of reading much more than those that specific details of buying and selling. His thoughts about book auctions, vintage erotica, comics and buying personal libraries quickly became tiresome. Unless you deal with those things in your own life, it wasn't very interesting to read about. McMurtry excels in writing fiction much more than memoirs.


B said...

I love books about books. This sounds interesting.

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

I do too! It was interesting, but I wish it had been more about books and less about buying them.

Jenners said...

I've found that most books on the love of reading or books are usually not very interesting! Isn't that weird?