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Ghosts of 42nd Street by Anthony Bianco
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Jan 08, 2009

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It might seem a silly complaint, but the book suffers from being too thorough. Many of the hundreds of little stories it tells would have been worthy of book-length treatments of their own. Consequently, the book suffers from anecdotal whiplash as it tears through a blizzard of names and places over its few hundred pages. While it is a breathtaking work of scholarship (peppered throughout with interesting cocktail-party trivia) and is potentially a useful reference, it's not a particularly engaging piece of writing. Actually, often I was kinda bored. :-/

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