It's been more than three months since my last post here, and it's NOT about my favourite `modal' who wasn't found guilty (which is different from "innocent"); nor about Hasan Ali's expulsion (which says a lot about what PAS really is right now. And definitely not about two former Umno bloggers who now want to be the loyal servants of the DAP (talk about `self-sacrificing'!). Instead, it's about a great deal that I've recently discovered. Yeah, this blog is becoming more multi-purpose.
Actually, it was my wife who had discovered this temporary stall at Sunway Giza. This is in Section 5 Kota Damansara (although the developer wants the place to be known as "Sunway Damansara"), opposite The Strand and very near to The Curve and Ikea. The Google Maps link is here.
Usually I'd avoid going to Sunway Giza despite it being very near to my wife's house due to the traffic congestion in its vicinity. However, when she mentioned about "very cheap books there", I simply had to go and see for myself.
This stall is at the ground floor near one of the entrances. It's just a stall, not a bookstore, so there are just limited titles. The books might not be the latest but there just might be a few that you'll like. Besides Football Nation, I bought three other books:
This one above is the most expensive at RM28 (hard cover; 1,623 pages; 2003). The image is taken from Goodreads.com and mine doesn't come with the CD-ROM etc as stated at the bottom of this particular cover.
The third book I bought was Operation Mincemeat (RM8; 414 pages; 2010) by Ben Macintyre, an editor with The Times. It's an account of a real operation during World War II where the Germans were led to believe that invasion plans found on a dead body were genuine. This is very good writing and I'd recommend it to war buffs.
Imperial Life in the Emerald City - Inside Baghdad's Green Zone is also at RM8 (356 pages; 2008) and is a winner of the "Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction".
The stall was closing at 10 PM, which (fortunately?) prevented me from buying even more books. I hope this stall will be around for some time yet. I don't know where they have gotten these books and being able to sell them so cheaply. They are doing a great thing and hopefully they will add to the titles available.