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Addicts will be hard to Please,
This review is from: Map Addict: A Tale of Obsession, Fudge & the Ordnance Survey (Paperback)
I like maps and make maps for a living so I was really looking forward to reading this. Initially, the early chapters were amusing and the resonance on map collecting made for an eerie, introspective read. The chapters on the history of the Ordnance Survey, how borders were drawn and the politics of map making are the reasons to buy this book if you are indeed a map addict. the latter chapters dwindle into the personal odyssey of the author. I wanted to read about maps, the psychology of map collecting, but sadly not the Mike Parker life story. The writing style is humorous, gentle and observant and if you like maps and enjoy Mike Parker as a personality on Welsh TV then this book is definitely for you. Otherwise for serious map collectors it is a bit hit and miss, although the hits do just about outweigh the misses.