It's always interesting to see what books people have been buying, so let us know what's been upsetting your bank balance of late:
For me, I've bought a few translated titles this week. These are:
- Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
- Since it's one of the Russian biggies I thought I'd give it a shot. Plus it was in a three-for-two offer along with:
- Resurrection, Leo Tolstoy
- Thinner than Anna Karenina, so may be more of a sandpit book before jumping up the aforementioned.
- Perfume, Patrick S?skind
- I already had a copy of this, but much preferred the recently released Penguin Modern Classics edition. And it completed the three-for-two.
- Cold Skin, Albert S?nchez Pi?ol
- There's not that many books, as far as I'm aware, translated from Catalan and I thought I'd give this horror novel a try.
- The Wedding, Yann Queff?lec
- I'd seen mention of it on obooki's Prix Goncourt reviews and, on seeing it on eBay, decided to give it a go.
- Piano, Jean Echenoz
- I liked the cover.
- Botchan, Sōseki Natsume
- I just spotted it in Waterstones and decided to give it a shot. I already have his Kokoro, but haven't read it yet.