Death by the Book

Death by the Book

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After crabby businessman Hammond Kasprowicz hires secondhand bookstore owner Jack Susko to find as many copies of an obscure poet's works as possible, Jack is happy to make some extra cash, but is baffled when Hammond burns every copy he finds.

McMillan Palgrave
Jack Susko is enjoying a quiet life as the owner of a secondhand bookstore, preferably in the company of his cat rather than actual paying customers. But when Hammond Kasprowicz, a crabby but wealthy businessman, offers Jack some easy money, of course Jack doesn’t turn down the offer. After all, what problem could there possibly be with locating as many copies as possible of the works of an obscure poet? And who cares what Hammond wants to do with them? For all that Jack cares, he could burn them. Which, in fact, is exactly what Hammond does. But very soon, books aren’t the only things disappearing…


Baker
& Taylor

After crabby businessman Hammond Kasprowicz hires secondhand bookstore owner Jack Susko to find as many copies of an obscure poet's works as possible, Jack is happy to make some extra cash, but is baffled when Hammond burns every copy he finds--and soon, other things begin to disappear.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312559724
0312559720
Characteristics: 249 p. ; 22 cm

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Jan 07, 2014

This book quickly becomes wearisome. In the beginning, I was impressed with his prolific ability to describe a scene down to the smallest detail. Unfortunately, this style continued through every paragraph of the entire book. There were pages that I skimmed and skipped because they were nothing but prosaic description of what someone was wearing and what color their hair was.

I'm about halfway through this book, and I'm not sure that I care enough to finish. And that's very unusual for me, I usually finished every book no matter what.

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