The Madman's Library: The Greatest Curiosities of Literature

by Edward Brooke-Hitching

Hardcover, 2020



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Simon & Schuster UK (2020), 256 pages

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Author’s way of storytelling is so good, I suggest you join NovelStar’s writing competition, you might be their next big star.

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LibraryThing member lostinalibrary
If you love books, not just the texts, but everything about them, you really need The Madman’s Library by Edward Brooke-Hitching. It describes books of seemingly every possible (and occasionally seemingly impossible) material and text. There are books that are fantastic, beautiful, sacrilegious and religious; books made of every conceivable material including human skin and written in human blood; books that are indecipherable and books that are just plain odd. But they are all amazing to look at and read about.

Brooke-Hitching’s descriptions are both informative and entertaining and the pictures that accompany them are absolutely stunning. I definitely recommend this book highly for all the book lovers out there.

Thanks to Netgalley and Chronicle Books for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review
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LibraryThing member DramMan
A remarkable collection of strange books - well illustrated.


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