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Paul Collins (1) (1969–)

Autor(a) de Sixpence House

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Paul Collins (1) foi considerado como pseudónimo de Paul S. Collins.

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Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como Paul S. Collins.

The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuidor — 621 exemplares
English As She Is Spoke (1855) — Editor, algumas edições467 exemplares
Lady into Fox (1922) — Editor, algumas edições387 exemplares
Bookmark Now: Writing in Unreaderly Times (2005) — Contribuidor — 252 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 224 exemplares
The Riddle of the Traveling Skull (1934) — Editor, algumas edições179 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 4: Trying, Trying, Trying, Trying, Trying (2000) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
Plotto: The Master Book of All Plots (1928) — Prefácio, algumas edições118 exemplares
The Lunatic at Large (1899) — Editor, algumas edições113 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 3: Windfall Republic (1999) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
To Ruhleben - And Back: A Great Adventure in Three Phases (1916) — Editor, algumas edições89 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 2: Blues/Jazz Odyssey (1999) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Curious Men (2008) — Editor, algumas edições63 exemplares
The Rector and the Rogue (1968) — Editor, algumas edições53 exemplares
Read Harder: Five More Years of Great Writing from the Believer (2014) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Lapham's Quarterly - The Future: Volume IV, Number 4, Fall 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares


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This is the book I wish I had written. There is a specific plot - moving from San Francisco to Hay-on-Wye - but there are a lot of tangents that are all about books books books, which to me is great great great. This is now in my top favorite books.
blueskygreentrees | 56 outras críticas | Jul 30, 2023 |
Ugh. The subject matter is great but the writing style is awful. DNF at page 50.
kwskultety | 38 outras críticas | Jul 4, 2023 |
"Apparently we have been walking around with the genetic equivalen of a KICK ME sign..."

This is one of the best quotes in the book to me. Probable because I can relate.

It's hard to give an objective review to a book that hits so close to home in many ways. It's a wonderful description of one child with autism. Some things mirrored my own experience as a parent of a son with an autism spectrum disorder. Some did not. The historical chapters were interesting, but a little too disjointed for my taste.… (mais)
CarolHicksCase | 8 outras críticas | Mar 12, 2023 |
I enjoyed this book (recommended by a friend) but I’m not at all sure how to describe it. It’s not about Tom Paine or his ideas and publications, although there are little bits and pieces about that. It’s more about the insanely peculiar things that happened to his remains after he died. But, it’s not really about that either, it’s more about the various people who had something to do with his remains. Except actually, many of the people in the book had nothing to do with Paine’s remains, they just interacted with other people who did have something to do with the remains, or even a few steps further away from that. And it’s about the author, researching all this madness and visiting the current day locations where some of this stuff happened.

It’s fun to read, there’s lots of weird history involved, some famous people (like Thoreau and Emerson) and some real kooks and oddballs who got involved somehow. Also a lot about phrenology, which evidently was very popular for a while.
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steve02476 | 3 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2023 |



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