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Old 1st Jan 2009, 13:40   #1
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The 2009 embargo may now begin!
Hmmm. Same here, with the exception of Open Letter's monthly book, which I will still buy. (And, I daresay the occasional Penguin Classic.)

But I did get one last purchase sneaked in before the year closed: Bound For Glory - Woody Guthrie's autobiography, in the new PMC edition.
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Old 4th Jan 2009, 17:38   #2
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Come on! Do you really expect me to believe that we're 4 days into 2009 and there hasn't been a single palimp book purchase?

I hit the sales today. Lots of clothes, some new pans and a wedding present. Avoided the book shops - so the embargo is holding. It's only a matter of time though because I bought flights to this year's holiday destination and I have to admit that The Ghosts of Berlin I and The Ghosts of Berlin II are burning holes in my Amazon basket. But I'm not flying until July so the purchases can wait until February, can't they?
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Oh I have some I forgot about: mostly YA titles about flight and knives -

Knife - RJ Anderson (whose blog I have been reading for a few years now)
The Knife of Never Letting Go - Patrick Ness (winner of this year's Guardian Young Fiction prize)
Airman - Eoin Colfer (breaking out into a new series that isn't H2G2, I hope)
The Second Plane - Martin Amis
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Do you really expect me to believe that we're 4 days into 2009 and there hasn't been a single palimp book purchase?
I was thinking that if I didn't tell you all then my embargo would still be intact.
  • Old Yeller, Fred Gipson
  • The Tenant, Roland Topor
  • Night Geometry And The Garscadden Trains, A.L. Kennedy
  • The House With The Green Shutters, George Douglas Brown
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The Book Of Negroes - Lawrence Hill (winner of last year's Commonwealth Writers' Prize)
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Nick Tosches & Hubert Selby, Jr - Blue Eyes and Exit Wounds

Coming after the frustation of having bought a bad translation(in French) of waiting period,the last Selby jr,this came as a nice surprise.I never heard of this one before.
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One of my favourite films, although Mr Thompson dealt with it rather savagely in his Dictionary. BTW, I bought mine a year or two ago in Glasgow Sauchiehall Street, magnetized as I was by its shiny silver cover. Is it the same edition ?
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One of my favourite films, although Mr Thompson dealt with it rather savagely in his Dictionary. BTW, I bought mine a year or two ago in Glasgow Sauchiehall Street, magnetized as I was by its shiny silver cover. Is it the same edition ?
A favourite film of mine, too, and one I'd like to see again soon.

Well, it's Glasgow Sauchiehall where I bought this one, and if yours is the Millipede Press edition that looks a little something like this, then yes. (And yes, Bill, the introduction is by Thomas Ligotti.)



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Nope. This one. No introduction, neether. Beautiful books in your link, BTW.

As for Mr Thompson, I was referring to the doyen of film reviewing, although I am a Nigel Andrews man m'self. Mr David Thompson and his New Biographical Dictionary of Film. Wonderful. His entry on Madonna is worth the ticket price, as they say. As for Ron Howard's entry, I burst out laughing, as in out-loud. And for anyone who dislikes Stanley Kubrick, then it's worth the ... [bis].
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I'm a bit ashamed of myself, as I was trying to be good and get my TBR pile down before I bought anything else. However, I couldn't resist .

The Woodlanders - Thomas Hardy
Wessex Tales - Thomas Hardy
Life's Little Ironies - Thomas Hardy
House of Mirth - Edith Wharton
Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton
Germinal - Emil Zola
Bel Ami - Guy de Maupassant
The Best Short Stories - Guy de Maupassant
Sentimental Education - Gustave Flaubert
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher - Kate Summerscale
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