By the Book (99)

61pL1hw1njL._SX372_BO1,204,203,200_[1]This is a wonderful and unique book for historians and all readers who would like to read a very different book.

The encyclopedias and handbooks of bygone eras now read quaintly and comically in some cases. Yet even within their musty pages, there are often found phrases of uncanny evocative power.

The author stitches these fragments together into a unique whole. This is a collection of verbal and visual collages whose alchemies transform long-dead texts into tales of enduring vitality.

The artwork is witty and colourful. The stories are hard to resist. The author also offers questions to the reader. Some have answers, while others don’t.

I loved this book from beginning to end and I would recommend it to any reader who would like to spend a few hours with a unique book.

Rating: 4 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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About irenesroth

I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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