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The Comfort of Things by Daniel Miller
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Oct 16, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011, non-fiction
Read in October, 2011

A collection of anthropological accounts of residents of 1 London street and their connection to things.

'Things' are not limited to items or belongings but also memories, relationships and places. A real hotchpotch of interesting tales and diverse lives, which presumably on the surface appear fairly normal.

Daniel Miller has a non-judgemental and largely non-academic tone which makes the book easy to read and almost like a chocolate box of nosiness (after all who doesn't like reading about other people's lives).

An ideal book to dip in and out of, for short bursts of insight and pleasure.

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