The Polysyllabic Spree: A Hilarious and True Account of One Man's Struggle With the Monthly Tide of the Books He's Bought and the Books He's Been Meaning to Read -- A Collection of Fourteen Months of His Essays from the Believer Magazine

By: Hornby, Nick

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Small surface tear on front wrapper. 2004 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 143 pp. The Polysyllabic Spree collects a year's worth of Hornby’s riotous and informative Stuff I’ve Been Reading columns from the Believer, in which Hornby lists the books he’s read, along with what he bought and may one day read. He ably explores everything from the classic to the graphic novel, as well as poems, plays, and sports-related exposés. And if he occasionally implores a biographer for brevity, or abandons a literary work in favor of an Arsenal soccer match, then all is not lost. His warm and riotous writing, full of all the joy and surprise and despair that books bring him, reveals why we still read, even when there's soccer on TV, a pram in the hall, and a good band playing at our local bar.

Title: The Polysyllabic Spree: A Hilarious and True Account of One Man's Struggle With the Monthly Tide of the Books He's Bought and the Books He's Been Meaning to Read -- A Collection of Fourteen Months of His Essays from the Believer Magazine

Author: Hornby, Nick

Categories: Literary Criticism, Essays & Letters, Books on Books, Literary & Intellectual,

Publisher: Believer Books: 2004

ISBN Number: 1932416242

ISBN Number 13: 9781932416244

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2284296

Keywords: BELIEVER MAGAZINE BOOKS ON BOOKS READING BIOGRAPHY LITERARY CRITICISM NICK HORNBY,