I had high hopes for The Man Who Made Lists as I love to read and enjoy quirky non-fiction about books and language — such as The Professor and the Madman (highly recommend!). Sigh. TMWML was such a bore. The book was barely 300 pages yet it felt like 1,000. I kept slugging on, thinking at some point it would get exciting, I mean as exciting as a word nerd book can get. The title is sort of misleading, I really feel this book is more of a biography about Roget rather than any kind of extended discussion about his thesaurus. Unfortunately, I do not recommend this book. Thankfully it was purchased from Edward Hamilton Bookseller (see sidebar) at an inexpensive price, probably $5.