August 9, 2012 § 9 Comments
I’ve got new books! All for under RM50! (One of these books normally cost around RM40 at least – some even go for more than RM70, so that’s a pretty good deal, I’d say!)
Of the six, I’ve read The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas before, but I really loved the book, and for such a good price, I thought I’d buy it for keepsake, and for re-reads too.
I got Homer’s The Odyssey because I’ve had people tell me that it’s awesome. I almost didn’t buy it really, because it’s not written in normal English. But I read a couple of pages, and it seems that I actually can get the hang of it, surprisingly! That, and because it’s a Vintage, which I love.
In the Shadow of the Master is a collection of Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories, plus short essays by various authors about how Poe influenced them. I’ve been interested to see what Poe’s all about for some time now, so this is as good a time as any.
Philip Roth, too, is another author I’ve been meaning to get to know, simply because I seem to see his name everywhere. Again, the first couple of pages really seemed to draw me in, so I picked that up too.
As for The Weight of Heaven and The Bad News Bible, I think I really just threw them in for a bit of variety. I seriously need to read more authors than the ones I’m already familiar with.
So anyway, new books!
(Did you notice how they’re all red and yellow and orange in shade? Except for Roth, that is.)