After the Borders trip yesterday I dropped by my parents's house to say hello (and to get free dinner). Mum said it's been a long time since she visited Kinokuniya. Why not we go there tomorrow, she said. I said, fine.
So that's how I found myself in kinokuniya today, and came back out with another four books. I mentioned how I'm addicted to book buying to my mum, and she said, don't worry, it runs in the family. She added: "Better a creative mess at home, then an idle neatness."
Yay! It's great when your mum justifies your book buying spree!
Anyways, the spoils:
The Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and Evil by Nicolai V. Gogol
I blame Jhumpa Lahiri for this one.
Haruki Murakami and the Music of Words by Jay Rubin
I wanted to get Norwegian Wood but they didn't have that in the British edition so I bought this instead.
No god but God by Reza Azlan
I have a love-hate relationship with the Message of Peace. Once in a while I read non-fiction books about it.
Malay Society: Transformation & Democratisation by Khoo Kay Kim
Research material for a novel I'm writing.
I also checked the KinoNavi for Anthony Burgess's The Long Day Wanes (The Malayan Trilogy) and found one copy in their database, but the book itself wasn't on the shelf. I asked the girl at the infodesk, and they dutifully went around looking for it. After some minutes of searching, they gave up and offered to order it for me instead. No thanks, I said. It'll probably get restricted and left it at that.