Sunday, January 20, 2008

WHAT I BOUGHT THIS WEEKEND

Kinokuniya Books KLCC
Novels
1. The Yacoubian Building (Harper Perennial, 2007) / Alaa al Aswany [trans. from the Arabic, ‘Imarat Ya’qubyan (2002), by Humphrey Davies]
2. The Blood of Flowers (Little, Brown, 2007) / Anita Amirrezvani
3. A Free Life (Pantheon, 2007) / Ha Jin
4. Out Stealing Horses [trans. from the Norwegian, Ut og stjoele hester (2003), by Anne Born] (Harvill Secker, 2005/Vintage, 2006) / Per Petterson

Nonfiction
1. Portraits and Observations: The Essays of Truman Capote (Random House, 2007) / Truman Capote
2. Europe: An Intimate Journey [first published as Fifty Years of Europe: An Album (Viking, 1997/Penguin, 1998)] (Faber & Faber, 2006) / Jan Morris
3. Connemara: Listening to the Wind (Penguin Ireland, 2006/Penguin, 2007) / Tim Robinson
4. The Irresponsible Self: On Laughter and the Novel (Picador USA, 2004) / James Wood

Times the Bookshop KLCC
Novels
1. Racists (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006/Phoenix, 2007) / Kunal Basu
2. The Miniaturist (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003/Phoenix, 2004) / Kunal Basu
3. The Opium Clerk (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2001/Phoenix, 2002) / Kunal Basu
4. The Last Song of Dusk (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004/Phoenix, 2005) / Siddharth Dhanvant Shangvi
5. Saville (Jonathan Cape, 1976/Vintage, 1999) / David Storey
6. The Splendor of Silence (Washington Square Press, 2006) / Indu Sundaresan

4 Comments:

Blogger Argus Lou said...

That's quite an enviable haul, Eric.
;-)
What are your best-loved five books of 2007 that you've read?

Sunday, January 20, 2008 8:12:00 AM  
OpenID andrealism said...

wow. that's serious book-shopping :p but interesting choices, nevertheless.

Monday, January 21, 2008 3:38:00 AM  
Blogger Eric Forbes said...

It has been some time since I last bought a book. Thus the bingeing. Yes, I may have a serious compulsive disorder!

Monday, January 21, 2008 4:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hopefully it isn't vengeance that caused the bingeing. It tends to be the/a reason for compulsive disorders.

Monday, January 21, 2008 8:58:00 AM  

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