Customer Review

4.0 out of 5 stars Not really about "At Home", January 9, 2011
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: At Home: A Short History of Private Life (Hardcover)
This is an interesting book, full of charming and witty bits of history that one probably hasn't read elsewhere. It's well written. It just really doesn't fit its title very well, or the title doesn't fit the text.... The idea of connecting wide-ranging historical scenarios with a walk through a house is engaging, but there really isn't much connection between the text and this initial idea. This book reminds me of my husband, who starts on a possibly relevant topic and then repeatedly segues into another and another and another that suggest themselves to him as he goes along, and suddenly he is far afield, having built up a huge head of steam and left his puzzled audience somewhere behind him. This failing doesn't really spoil what is a good book, but I was constantly if marginally irritated by it throughout.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.3 out of 5 stars (717 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (404)
4 star:
 (177)
3 star:
 (80)
2 star:
 (32)
1 star:
 (24)
 
 
 
$28.95 $19.68
Add to cart Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: Paris, France

Top Reviewer Ranking: 58,013