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Overbooked in Arizona is about a book seller hunting for books the insane, maniac compulsions that propel book sellers - and book collectors. It's about being anywhere and knowing with absolute certainty that there's a treasure of firsts just outside your ken, a bit out of reach, just waiting for you to discover. For Gottlieb and his like, the casual perusal of garage sales, estate sales, thrift shops or bin boxes does not exist. It's a frantic, pressured, insistent dive into an alternate realit ...more
Sep 17, 2007 Lisa Vegan rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: bibliophiles, especially book collectors
This is a hilarious satire about book collecting. For those with an incredibly warped sense of humor. The writing isn’t special, but the story is perfect for those of us who care way too much about our book collections; the plot was way over the top, and I couldn’t identify with the execution, (either execution actually), but I could identify enough with the general concept that I remember softly chuckling all the way through this one.