Review of Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops
I am afraid I have not read any of the author’s other works which are also related as comedic and whity – I did not find this one qualifying as either. Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops is related to us from the bookseller’s perspective. Unfortunately, this never rose above a bit of a cranky rant to me. The tagline of ‘bookshops and the people that love them’ suggested a little bit more of a love story or positivity around a particular and special place – but personally, I didn’t get that from this short read.
It’s hugely anecdotal and attempts to typologise the customers that have crossed the threshold of his own shop – but I would be slightly fearful of doing so myself after reading this. In attempting to be systematic as a narrative device – slotting of patrons into definable character studies – it came across as judgemental and superficial.