Review: The Burning House
The Burning House: What Would You Take? By Foster Huntington
Publisher: It Books
If your house were on fire, what would you take? Foster Huntington has collected answers to this telling question from thousands of responders all over the world to get to the heart of what it is that people truly value. The result is The Burning House, featuring the best of Huntington’s popular website, TheBurningHouse.com along with a wealth of all-new material. Fascinating and remarkably revealing, The Burning House provides a captivating keyhole into people’s lives, feelings, and innermost thoughts that will especially appeal to the many fans of PostSecret, Not Quite What I Was Planning, Found, and Awkward Family Photos. Illustrated with sometimes moving, often unusual photographs of people’s most prized possessions; The Burning House ingeniously celebrates the differences between human beings around the globe–and the surprising similarities that unite us all.
The Burning House is a truly beautiful and wonderful book with an interesting concept—if you’re house was on fire, what would you grab. The answer actually reveals a lot about your personality along with what is important to you. Ever since I heard about this book I’ve been tossing that question out to all of my friends just to see what they would say. Of course no one will have the same answer and that’s what makes it truly fascinating and great.
The Burning House is the perfect coffee table book. It’s one of those books that you can just flip through randomly when you’re sitting on the couch. You don’t have to read the book in order and you can look at any random page. It’s filled with photographs and brief descriptions of people’s prized possessions and it’s interesting to see what people care about or why one particular object is important to them.
I definitely enjoy looking through The Burning House and I would recommend it to everyone.