This book centres on obsession in an unusual, and sometimes complex, fashion. It shows what can happen to lives and relationships when the desire to possess something takes precedence over all else. A must read for librarians, but those who aren't conversant with Dewey, call slips, date parameters and cross-checks, as well as Americanisms like zip tubes and stack crews, may find it quite hard work.
'That night, I girdled my first decent note. By the end of the week, I had composed a catalogue of a tenement hallway, filed under H.'