I know a lot of us were expecting The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts That Illuminated the Renaissance to be good, but I have to say, this book actually exceeded my expectations. I have a lump in my throat and I can't stop thinking about it. I usually spend time making detailed notes while reading a book but, at one point, I opened Notes on my computer just to type "this is so good"
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There are two types of books, usually, that makes one feel like there are no words to describe the experience: They are either unbelievably detrimental, or exceptionally (and positively) impactful. Given the overall high rating, it is redundant to tell, to which category does The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts That Illuminated the Renaissance belong. I don't think there are that many books, especially fiction, that could leave such a profound effect on a reader's mind.
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Because The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts That Illuminated the Renaissance is adored by most people who read it, I am forced to conclude that most people need to read more. A whole lot more. You should be embarrassed if you like this book. Seriously. The moment I became a book snob, I became so embarrassed to be seen reading it that I accused the guy sitting next to me on the subway of putting the book on my lap while I wasn't paying attention. "How dare you, sir! Have you no decency?" I exclaimed excitedly in my native language.
Last updated 5 days ago
Ok but for real.. I need things to be fixed. I need this to be fixed. I need this book now, and I need things to be fixed like right now.
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