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KLAB Haul.

Before I get my new hard drive though let me show off my haul from the KLAB.
  1. 10x10 : 100 Minutes to Change the World - The Winning Plays of the Kakiscript Playwriting Competition (free, but had to fill in survey form and give up my private and personal details)
  2. Colonel Sun by Robert Markham (a pseudonym of Kingsley Amis; free, but obtained via Bookcrossing so will have to pass it on when I'm done reading)
  3. Cerpen-cerpen Terkemuka Akutagawa (free, but obtained via Bookcrossing so will have to pass it on when I'm done reading, but at least I can say I read Akutagawa in the original Malay)
  4. Vox by Nicholson Baker (free, but obtained via Bookcrossing so will have to pass it on when I'm done reading)
  5. Ask the Dust by John Fante (free, but obtained via Bookcrossing so will have to pass it on when I'm done reading
  6. Bruce Chatwin by Nicholas Shakespeare (free, no strings attached)
  7. The Malay Peoples of Malaysia and Their Languages by Asmah Haji Omar (free, no strings attached)
  8. Generation (hardcover and autographed by two of the writers) by Amir Muhammad, Kam Raslan and Sheryll Stothard (free, no strings attached)
  9. Work In Progress, a chapbook by Patricia Low (RM5)
  10. Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (RM5)
  11. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (RM5)
  12. Mencari Jalan Pulang by Kassim Ahmad (RM35)
  13. Keganasan, Penipuan dan Internet by Isham Rais (RM25)
So all in all RM75 for thirteen books. Not bad, considering most of the books I got for free!


  1. We have #1 and #12 in common. I got #13 earlier. I spent almost RM300 and took only one free book :-(

  2. I guess I was just shameless and took all the free books I could get my paws on! Mwahaha!

  3. Ted, I want to borrow book #7 later on. Hehe.

  4. Good haul, indeed. Personally most interested in Pat Low's WiP (will buy it from her when next we meet) and Vox (hope you're reviewing this one).

  5. Firdaus: You can borrow it now if you want! Just tell me when you want to pick it up. Am in no hurry to read it.

    Kenny: I'll do better! I'll review both! (Pat's WiP is a very enjoyable night read, I have discovered.)

  6. Ah, actually, Justin had sent me a translation of Akutagawa's A FOOL's LIFE before. I can forward it to you if you haven't read it.

  7. Lovely...The Prophet for RM5 is a good find, by itself. Let us know how you found Prof Asmah's book - she's my former college mate's Mom, and a lovely lady. Eliza.


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