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:
Classics:
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

Miscellaneous:
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.

4 comments:

Nandu said...

:) Missed you in namma naadu.

Anonymous said...

Lucky You!

Ag.

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!