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The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much( )
Author: Bartlett, Allison Hoover
ISBN:978-1-59448-481-0
Publication Date:Oct 2010
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Riverhead Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.00
Book Description:

Unrepentant book thief John Charles Gilkey has stolen a fortune in rare books from around the US. Yet unlike most thieves, who steal for profit, Gilkey steals for love - the love of books. Perhaps equally obsessed is Ken Sanders, the self-appointed 'bibliodick' who's driven to catch him. Following this eccentric cat-and-mouse chase with a mixture of suspense, insight and humour, Allison Hoover Bartlett plunges the reader into a rich world of fanatical book lust and considers what it is...
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