s.koning, November 29, 2006 (view all comments by s.koning)
the type of book that when you get to the end of you can restart and never feel that you've lost the magic. the type of book that you can curl up on the couch with your child, your lover, your mother or friend with and enjoy for hours... uncommon.
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lynn, October 6, 2006 (view all comments by lynn)
This book made me see everyday things differently but in a good way. It makes me think about every little detail in life. I recommend this book to anyone who loves to challenge the norm.
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by Library Journal,
"[T]his book will delight anyone who enjoys unexpected visual and verbal play, cultural and historical observations and insights, and staggering amounts of trivia and anecdotes."
Describing himself as a "visual jackdaw", master designer Alan Fletcher has spent a lifetime collecting images, useless information, quotations and scraps that take his fancy. This work distills this collection into a quirky and entertaining feast for the eyes and the mind.
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