I heard about the Carondelet YMCA book fair, and decided I had to check it out. It is in its 28th year, and I am a little upset I’ve missed the first 27. A huge parking lot full of books, plus more inside the building on three separate floors. It will last until Wednesday.
Here are the purchases I made today:
Man and Superman by George Bernard Shaw 50c
Tales From the Secret Annex by Anne Frank 50c
The Essential James Joyce 25c
Snow in August by Pete Hamill 75c
Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle 25c
Profiles in Courage by John F Kennedy 25c
Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust $1
The Wisdom and Ideas of Plato 50c
My Brother Bill by John Faulkner 25c
Ideas and Opinions by Albert Einstein 25c
Love’s been good to me by Rod McKuen 50c
In the Night Room by Peter Straub $1
The Eyes of Darkness by Dean Koontz 75c
The Sunlight Dialogues by John Gardner 50c
Q-in-Law by Peter David 50c
Another Country by James Baldwin 50c
I’ve read Snow in August, but from a borrowed copy. Now that I own a copy, I may reread it.
My Brother Bill – for those who didn’t figure it out – is a biography of William Faulkner. I don’t read a lot of biographies, but this looked interesting.
Planet of the Apes isn’t a novelization; the movie was based on the book. The author also wrote Bridge over the River Kwai.
I used to read a lot of horror, but I haven’t lately, and figured a good Straub or Koontz would be fun to read on the metrolink. Hopefully both are up to par in these works.