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Human Being

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Hardcover, First Edition, 350 pages
Published 1932 by Doubleday, Doran & Co.
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Chris
Dec 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
I picked up this book because I was intrigued by the cover. It had a dated look that my wife described as something "that clearly could not be marketed in this day and age, except maybe in an arty McSweeneys type of way." After finishing the book, I can say that it does have a style that harkens to a different era, like maybe some old movie that's very well done, but something about its style leads one away from truly empathizing with the characters. What I loved about the book is its effort a m ...more
Robert Wechsler
Aug 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
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A 4.5. This novel does a great deal with very little. It's funny and touching and always surprising. Its only fault, I suppose, is that it gets a little maudlin toward the end, love and all that. It's a continuation of Morley's fascination with the little-known parts of the publishing world; here, it's the story of a sales rep. I seriously considered reprinting it.
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Mar 14, 2016 rated it liked it
An excerpt: (Peke is a dog, by the way.) "Peke's basket, trimmed with a blue satin bow for masculinity, was in the inward corner of the living room, in front of the electric hearth. A pulsating glow among glass nuggets was as pretty as the boreal aurora and equally cold. But it appealed to Peke and soothed his midget irritability. It cast a pleasant shimmer on the blue ribbon and perhaps consoled the futility of his useless maleness. That was his corner, and few of this world's harassed inhabita ...more
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Feb 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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i love christopher morley books--many are light and fun this may be his best similar feelings when reading stoner and professor's house
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Christopher Morley was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. He also produced stage productions for a few years and gave college lectures.
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“When you sell a man a book you don't sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue- you sell him a whole new life.
-Christopher Morley”
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