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The House of Paper

2 Ratings: 1.0
A book by Carlos Maria Dominguez

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Tags: Books, Fiction, Bibliomania, South American Fiction, Uruguay Fiction
Author: Carlos Maria Dominguez
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Harcourt (November 7, 2005)
2 reviews about The House of Paper
review by . March 30, 2009
The House of Paper
When Bluma Lennon is struck by a car and killed while reading a second-hand copy of Emily Dickinson's poems, everyone agrees that "books change people's destinies". Bluma isn't the only victim of such oblivion over the years, others lost to similar mischance. And while Bluma's eulogy lauds her as a lover of literature, no one would imagine that her passion would lead to her demise. The simple eulogy elicits such heated discussion that the students on campus enter a competition on the subject: "Relations …
review by . January 19, 2006
Pros: Sometimes lyrical language, decent tone, illustrations      Cons: The story as a whole      The Bottom Line: For a serious book lover, read it in the library; for all others, flip through and look at the illustrations.      I am a near fanatic about collecting and reading books. Because of this, I fully expected to love this thin volume. Instead, The House of Paper was a disappointment of “not-quite:” not quite magical, …
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