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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Paperback – February 11, 2005
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-- The New York Times
"Anyone thinking of buying a home in the country (and who isn't?) should read this book for its practical lessons in real-estate values...the theme of unforeseen costs is sufficiently familiar to everyone to evoke nods of sympathy and smiles of understanding, especially when Mr. Blandings, in a fitting climax, faced a damage suit for intimating that one of his earlier architects had shown poor taste."
-- The Christian Science Monitor
"Mr. Blandings' skinning by real-estate men, architects, contractors, and plumbers should provide the reader with a lot of sadistic satisfaction, if it isn't too uncomfortably reminiscent."
-- The New Yorker
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This is a story full of irony, folly, pride, hope, and of course laughs. If you saw the Grant-Loy movie by the same name and enjoyed it, you will also love this book. Likewise, if you somehow got your hands on the book and loved it, you HAVE to see the movie!
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You will not be disappointed when reading the hilarity that follows a man who just wants to build a nice house for himself and his family.Published 1 month ago by toonist
The writing is very witty, in a completely dry way. It contains lots and lots of jokes that weren't in the movie.Published 4 months ago by Robert Hafernik
If I did not see the movie it might have been a good read. Seeing the movie several times I just could not get into the book. Disappointed.Published 20 months ago by ANNE-MARIE STORSM
First published in 1947 at a time of unrivaled prosperity in the United States, MR BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE is an energetic satire of middle-class aspirations, as expressed... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Dr. Laurence Raw
A black and white movie filled with excellent actors from an old book by Eric Hodgins. I love the movie and the book. Read morePublished on June 17, 2014 by Niki Carey
The book that I ordered may have been a discarded library book which was tossed because it was too outdated, but it met my needs perfectly. Read morePublished on February 24, 2014 by Keith J. Trawick
I love the book however the binding is broken and the cover is beyond repair. Not as it was pictured.Published on January 30, 2014 by Mommyknitting
The movie starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy was funny, light and fairly representative of what I'm assuming it cost to build a new custom home in the 1950's. Read morePublished on January 13, 2014 by P Kellett