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Eric Hodgins (1899–1971)

Autor/a de Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

11+ obres 591 Membres 13 Ressenyes

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Crèdit de la imatge: By Joseph Janney Steinmetz - Joseph Janney Steinmetz photographic collection (1930s-1970s), State Archives of Florida, Attribution, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24459107

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Nom oficial
Hodgins, Eric Francis
Data de naixement
1899-03-02
Data de defunció
1971-01-07
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de defunció
New York, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
New York, New York, USA
Educació
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professions
writer
publisher
editor
Organitzacions
Fortune Magazine
Time Inc.
Redbook
Youth Companion

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I purchased this as a gift to my wife after we had moved back in to our remodeled house. We both knew the story going in since we're huge fans of the movie (which I also highly recommend); there are slight differences, but over all the story is familiar.
It is very much a book of its time, upper middle class city people, getting taken advantage of by those slick country folk. it's a bit of a throw-back, but a very fun and quick read. Apparently he wrote a sequel, so I'm on the hunt for that.
½
 
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hhornblower | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Jan 24, 2023 |
It was clever, sly, and funny... until it started to get real and read like a horror story or a morality tale. Read it. But don't start to take it seriously like I did.
 
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OutOfTheBestBooks | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Sep 24, 2021 |
Mr. Blandings is doing well at work and decides it is time to own his own house. So he goes to Connecticut and buys land to build his dream house.

It starts slow. It is better when you read it with sarcasm as Mr. Blandings has trouble with the seller, the architects, and the builder. It becomes extremely funny in Book 2 when I read Mrs. Blandings' journal entries about it. The ownership of the house is funny also as Mr. Blandings figures out how much this house cost him and now he is responsible for repairs and additions he hopes to add… (més)
 
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Sheila1957 | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Apr 28, 2017 |
Two idiots build a house.

There are some jokes, here and there. Mostly the only good thing about it is the (wasted) cast.

Concept: C
Story: C
Characters: B
Dialog: C
Pacing: D
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: C
Acting: B
Music: C

Enjoyment: C minus

GPA: 2.1/4
 
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comfypants | May 1, 2016 |

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Obres
11
També de
5
Membres
591
Popularitat
#42,466
Valoració
½ 3.7
Ressenyes
13
ISBN
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