Saturday, August 21, 2010

Landmark Loot 2010-Part I

Came back from a disappointing visit to Landmark where the systems were down, making search a pain, exposing painfully how the shop assistants are mostly out of touch with the books they sell.
Also to be fair to the shop assistants, the bookshop itself seems to be slipping out of touch with good books - bestsellers abound. Sample this - McEwan's Solar and Mitchell's Thousand Dream... Zoet were both unavailable!

Anyways thanks to the generosity of the bookshop, bought the following. Since couldn't find all the books I wanted, there will be a part-II atleast

  1. The Famished Road by Ben Okri
  2. My Year off by Robert McCrum
  3. Nocturnes by Ishiguro
  4. Middlesex by Jeffrey Euginedes
  5. Making India work by William Bissell
  6. Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities
  7. The Conservationist by Nadine Gordimer*
  8. The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work by Alain De Botton
  9. The Master and Margharita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  10. Following Fish by Samanth
  11. The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
  12. The Black Swan by Taleb
  13. The Difficulty of Being Good by Gurucharan Das
  14. The Company by Adrian Woolride and Micklethwait
  15. Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks
  16. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
and a gift for a pal from work.

Had a list of 34 books and found only 11 of those.
* adds to my swelling Booker winner collection



Blogger J Ramanand said...

Nice loot. I just picked up Musicophilia from the local British Library. Quite interested in what you make of Alain De Botton - I haven't read the book yet, but hope to do it some time.

8/25/2010 6:27 AM  

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