Friday, February 01, 2008

"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?"

Location: Strand Book Fair, Mumbai

Time In: 1230 hrs

Time Out: 1330 hrs

The spoils, all in mint condition:
The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce
Sons and Lovers, by D.H. Lawrence
Of Human Bondage, by William Somerset Maugham

Intellectual stimulation:
The Koran (translated to English)
The Dialogues of Plato

Pulp fiction for long flights:
A Puzzle For Fools, by Patrick Quentin
The Last of Philip Banter, by John Franklin Bardin

Magic, by Isaac Asimov
The History of White People in America, by Martin Mull and Allen Rucker
The Litle Pun Book, from Peter Pauper Press

Expense: Rs. 834. What a steal.

Note: The quote in the title is attributed to Henry Ward Beecher.


Nandu said...

:) Missed you in namma naadu.

Anonymous said...

Lucky You!


Schmetterling said...

You bought all that for 834?? Hmmm. Lucky you. While I paid almost the same price, for a paperback copy of "Love in the time of cholera" less than a week back :|
Also, what's the Quran like in English?

AC said...

I haven't got around to reading it yet... have a lot of other books higher up in the list!