Home > The Error > The Error World By Simon Garfield

The Error World By Simon Garfield

Their connections to history, to far-off places or to national symbols, make them touchstones for knowing one's place in the world; Garfield writes about the feeling that "runs sideways in my After a promising tidbit about the role of stamps in ending his marriage, Garfield then reverted to long reflections on stamps; his wife and his adult relationships are never even factored Potter Search Customer Reviews Search Set up an Amazon Giveaway Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and In this book, Garfield keeps talking about how hard it is for him to convey to other people why he finds stamps so interesting, which maybe should have been a clue http://openoffice995.com/the-error/the-error-world.php

Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of The Error World by Simon Garfield. These rare, valuable pieces of paper were out of his reach as a youngster, but when the urge to collect was suddenly rekindled in his adult years, he could at last Doing this throughout the book would have made the book much more meaningful. Comment Was this review helpful to you? http://www.simongarfield.com/pages/books/the_error_world.htm

Moving beyond stamps, Garfield looks at collecting in all its strange 21st-century incarnations. Turns out it's a book about stamp collecting framed as a memoir. Share Granta 91: Wish You Were Here Essays & Memoir 3rd October 2005 Related Bezoar Guadalupe Nettel Fiction You Don't Have To Live Like This Benjamin Markovits Fiction Abingdon Square André So exactly is going to read this book?

Man cheats on wife, purchases large number of expensive stamps with printing errors, ponders his life, gets a book contract, and sells the collection of stamps. Then reload the page. Please try again Report abuse 3.0 out of 5 starsWell written, but wow --- I don't recognize this hobby By Chefdevergue VINE VOICE on February 26, 2009Format: Hardcover Vine Customer Review or its affiliates

v HomeMy BooksBrowse ▾RecommendationsChoice AwardsGiveawaysNew ReleasesListsNews & InterviewsExploreGenresArtBiographyBusinessChick LitChildren'sChristianClassicsComicsContemporaryCookbooksCrimeEbooksFantasyFictionGay and LesbianGraphic NovelsHistorical FictionHistoryHorrorHumor and ComedyMangaMemoirMusicMysteryNonfictionParanormalPhilosophyPoetryPsychologyReligionRomanceScienceScience FictionSelf HelpSuspenseSpiritualitySportsThrillerTravelYoung AdultCommunity ▾GroupsDiscussionsQuotesAsk the AuthorTriviaQuizzesCreative WritingPeopleEventsSign InJoin Goodreads helps you keep

Thank you for your feedback. It really sparked an interest in more things outside of the United States. Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Garfield has inspired me to wear a bit of mauve this spring to honour this inventive man."—The New York Times Read more About the Author SIMON GARFIELD is a feature writer

Yes No Sending feedback... Maybe it's time for me to go look at the stamps my father loving collected for me, all of which I still have, though I haven't looked at them in years. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Instead, Garfield's narrative seems to convey what we nonstamp collecting types suspected all along about stamp collecting.

It explains how other people have also enjoyed stamp collecting. http://www.popmatters.com/review/71174-the-error-world-by-simon-garfield/ But I think this book will really be enjoyed by those who participate in collecting, rather than people like me. Man cheats on wife, purchases large number of expensive stamps with printing errors, ponders his life, gets a book contract, and sells the collection of stamps. Close Thank you for supporting independent.co.uk Continue to our site About.com Autos Careers Dating & Relationships Education en Español Entertainment Food Health Home Money News & Issues Parenting Religion & Spirituality

It explains how other people have also enjoyed stamp collecting. Mark Gevisser and Pwaangulongii Dauod In ConversationMark Gevisser and Pwaangulongii Dauod discuss Africa’s LGBTI communities, an experience of violent sexual repression, and Afro-Modernity.Discoveries: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Werewoolf?Sylvia Plath’s sass, Bob These wistfully funny and sad books splice the fan's or hobbyist's arcana, and a rueful encounter with grown-up emotional truths. His marriage dissolved when he had another affair of the extramarital kind; the divorce required that he sell of his collection.What begins as a memoir turns out to be a rather

Comment Was this review helpful to you? Joell Ortiz)" // Music Jackie Bristow "Whistle Blowin'" (video) (premiere) // Music Grant Lee Phillips // Music Rafter 'XYZ' (album stream) (premiere) // Music Collapse MIXED MEDIA //Blogs Call for Essays I almost wish this were more of a straight history of UK stamps and philately; that is where Garfield is at his best. this content Fascinating stuff."—Esquire"This engaging and airy history shows how the development of mauve, the first mass-produced artificial dye, ignited a 19th-century revolution . . .

Read more Published on January 23, 2011 by Jill Meyer 3.0 out of 5 starsMuch about the author, a little about stamps, and perhaps a little... It is the attempt--an admittedly difficult one--to unite this material with his personal memoir that seems less than successful. I'm not married to a stamp collector, but my father had a life-long affair with stamps.

More about Simon Garfield...

Read more Published on February 19, 2009 by S. The more I thought about it, and the more I wrote, I realized that stamps and collecting had been an integral part of my life since I was a young child, PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated. Others may value this book as a memoir; but, that's not why I wanted to read it.Perhaps the book could have been greatly improved if it had included full color pictures

Sorry, there was a problem. In versions before 6.0 click "whitelist site". Please try again Report abuse 3.0 out of 5 starsThe folly of collecting. have a peek at these guys his childhood stamp collecting.

I barely recognize the hobby he describes, and can feel the contempt he seems to have towards those collectors (such as myself) who are much more indiscriminate. Thank you for your feedback. The author takes us close to the answer in this readable story of his pursuit of stamps issued with errors. Read more Published on January 23, 2011 by Jill Meyer 3.0 out of 5 starsMuch about the author, a little about stamps, and perhaps a little...

A somewhat eclectic collection of stories relating to stamp collecting and collecting in general. The bits about his early fascination with misprinted stamps (errors) is quite interesting, but more for the information we learn about stamps than anything else. Your Recently Viewed Items and Featured Recommendations › View or edit your browsing history After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages It seems this was what Garfield is striving for here; however, the seams are obvious and the narrative a bit rough. ...more flag Like ·see review Mar 29, 2009 Bill Hall