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What was the last book you bought? (2014)

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  • Governor of Rowe Island
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    I read a lot of Harrison when I was younger but this was one I never got around to reading (or Make Room! Make Room! strangely.) Looking forward to it.

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  • Pietro_Mercurios
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    Good haul. I could be doing with another copy of A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah! Well worth a read. Funny and sharp.

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  • thingfish
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    Very tidy haul there Gov!

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  • Governor of Rowe Island
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    Went around the bookshops again today and came away with seven pbs. On the fiction front I picked up A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah! by Harry Harrison, Roads Not Taken: Tales of Alternate History edited by Gardner Dozois and Stanley Schmidt (which will end up as my lunchtime read, sometime in the future), The Soul of the Robot by Barrington Bayley (for £3 brand new in Waterstones!), The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson and The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd. One more Ackroyd and I'll have all his fiction. (Can't recommend them highly enough, if you're tempted.)

    Non-fictionwise I got The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer and The Travels of Ibn Battutah edited by Tim Mackintosh-Smith. Along with the others on my tbr pile, these should keep me going for a while.

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  • Jack Of Shadows
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    Good luck Thingfish, I hope you find some! Now that the weather is getting nice here I'm looking forward to all of the yard sales and flea markets starting. Last year I was able to pick up a bunch of vintage Poul Anderson paperbacks.

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  • thingfish
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    Same here Jack,although in the last week i have managed to pick up two,that one and Cocaine Nights.
    Who knows,next week i may even find some Jack Vance or Tom Disch although breath will remain unheld!

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  • Jack Of Shadows
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    Very nice Thingfish! I haven't had much luck lately finding any of Ballard's works in any of the local bookstores or thrift stores here. I usually have to go on Ebay or Amazon to find anything.

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  • thingfish
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    Nice!

    Yesterday i picked up a copy of The Atrocity Exhibition by J.G Ballard

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  • Jack Of Shadows
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    A beautiful mint condition 1st US edition of Mike's The Chinese Agent arrived in the post today from an Ebay purchase. A very nice addition to the collection that I can't wait to read!

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  • Jack Of Shadows
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    A very nice find indeed Thingfish!

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  • thingfish
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    Totally agree Jack,its great when you find those wee gems hiding on the shelves or sometimes in a box waiting to be put on the shelf.
    Today at a small second hand bookshop near me i picked up a decent quality copy of The Transformation of Miss Mavis Ming by Our Fearless Leader for a mere £1.50

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  • Jack Of Shadows
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    It's always enjoyable searching through a used book store, you never know what you will find. Today I was at one that I had never been to, but although I spotted a vintage J.G. Ballard paperback that I would have loved to have in my collection the condition of it was less than desirable. Oh well perhaps on another trip something will turn up.

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  • Governor of Rowe Island
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    Breezed through the some of the purveyors of previously enjoyed books today and the only thing that caught my eye and propelled my hand toward my pocket was XPD by Len Deighton. I find it very hard to resist his work, especially when it only costs a pound (£1).

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  • Kruger
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    I haven't purchased in a long time, I have started to read The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant again though. Been a long time since I pulled them off the shelf.

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  • In_Loos_Ptokai
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    Grabbed myself a copy of In the Shadow of Man by Jane Van Lawick Goodall, about the chimpanzees of Gombe. I've love to get everything she's ever written on wildlife ...

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