I really don’t feel that there is a whole lot to say about a book of quotes. I enjoy quotes (as evidenced by the recurring blog posts featuring quotes I’ve culled from the books I’ve been reading). A good quote captures a larger moment and condenses it to the essentials. Or perhaps it’s captures the humor of a moment, or the honesty of a situation. It typically speaks volumes.
Editor Bob Blaisdell has pulled together a good collection of quotes from noted author G. K. Chesterton and has arranged them by topic, making it easy to look for something specific … and I am that person who will look for a specific quote.
This is not the sort of book one sits and reads for the story. It is a reference book … something to have on the shelf and refer to when looking for a specific quote. Or it is bathroom reading – something to occupy a little time but that can easily be put down.
Overall, I enjoyed reading through these quotes, but there were very few that actually had any sort of impact for me, and none of them were powerful enough for me to add to my own collection (although, in part, it never feels ‘right’ to take someone else’s found quote).
Looking for a good book? If you enjoy looking through collections of quotes, then G. K. Chesterton’s Quotes, edited by Bob Blaisdell, is a book you’ll want to have on your shelf.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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G.K. Chesterton Quotes
editor: Bob Blaisdell
publisher: Dover Publications
paperback, 160 pages