I bought some books in late May and mid-June,but it was only yesterday that I got the last of my orders.The bookdepository was unusually late and the guys at the post office,as lethargic as ever,took all their time to send me the pink card each time there was something to fetch.
Well,here are the books I bought:
1.Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Truman Capote
2.The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
3.Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut
4.Metamorphosis and Other Stories – Franz Kafka
5.The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
6.Labyrinths – Jorge Luis Borges
7.Myth of Sisyphus – Albert Camus
8.Waiting for Godot – Samuel Beckett
The first three were available at 50% and 52% (thanks to a never-ending and,I think, bugged electronic voucher) so I thought it was bargain to buy them at that price! On average they cost me something like Rs 800 each. ( $23).
The discounts on Metamorphosis and Master and Margarita weren’t that great,but I wanted and needed the former while the latter seems to be a must-read Russian masterpiece.
As for the paperbacks,I wanted to read some books which would make me think,think,and think.They also focus on existentialism,a philosophy I’m much interested in.
I have to say this cover for Waiting for Godot does not appeal to me at all,but there wasn’t a nicer edition of the book.Sadly.
And my Kafka collection is complete!Finally!