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Avenger

After quite a gap, I have gone back to reading a few books lately. The Wheel of Time, Book 1 -> The Eye of the World was an amazing experience. Found the first half too similar to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings..but after that it was nice.

Another book I finished today was Avenger by Fredrick Forsyth. I must admit, am a huge Forsyth fan & have read almost all his books (other then the Biafra Story, Great Flying Stories & The Phantom of Manhattan). Avenger deals with current events & he's linked it up in a way to 9/11 2001. There was a huge mistake in the book though.. it referred to an F-16 Tomcat. F-14s are Tomcats & F-16s are the Falcons. Oh & its not the first time he's mentioning the fighters.. Fist of God had both the F-14s & the F-16s.

Which then brings me to the point... how many of you read books regularly ? and can you afford the prices in India ?

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itsjoy
Nov. 25th, 2003 07:49 am (UTC)
I do read regularly.. but i havent in a while. Costs are prohibitive.. so its through libraries. The Falcon/Tomcat mix-up was a pretty big one!
(Anonymous)
Nov. 25th, 2003 09:28 am (UTC)
Pseudo-bibliophile
;)

Anyway, books are kind of overpriced out here. I got a copy of Terry Pratchett's Jingo for 125 bucks in Ahmedabad. Never seen an edition like that again. Sucks, considering all the the other editions cost 200-250 bucks.

I can't buy books because of it, and I hate going to Gangaram's and looking at all those books without being able to buy them. Obviously the size of the book isn't really that big an issue. A thin J.D. Salinger costs as much as a larger book. Well, I guess authors need something in the way of royalties. Apparently, they don't get that much though. Was reading about it somewhere (the article was by some big shot author, but I don't remember where it was).

It's not as bad as overinflated CD prices, but it's bad. If I was earning, I'd probably be able to buy 2-3 books a month, which is very acceptable if I have the time then.

In the mean time, there's sweet Eloor. Or <a href="http://www.easylib.com>Easy Library</a>.
fox2mike
Nov. 25th, 2003 11:04 am (UTC)
Re: Pseudo-bibliophile
Eloor is far off :(( & more pressing matters at hand right now...so books are gonna take the backburner for a while again.
herculesksp
Nov. 25th, 2003 06:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Pseudo-bibliophile
not to mention, easylib has the courier option which allows to to shuttle books between home and liby through courier. nice option that.
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