I read a sparkling review of "The House With Sixteen Handmade Doors" by Henry Petrosi and thought it would be right up my alley. I love details, houses, handmade anything and my birth state of Maine.
I was wrong. A better reader for this book would be someone who can read page after page about what kind of nail was found in different areas of the house and why the builder would use that type of nail over another in each location. Author Henry Petroski loves details at a level I've never encountered.
I don't want to discourage anyone from reading this book. The house--it's design, history and location--is wonderful. But there are way, way, way, way, way, way, WAY too many pages devoted to board lengths and nail types for me.
On to the next one!