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After I got the list Rotrude was kind enough to prepare of all these lovely books that she read, I picked The Swan Maker as the one for me, and hied off to the local bookstore.

They have a cat who is famous in Japan, a koi pond and a painfully tiny Sci-Fi/Fantasy corner. They had never heard of The Swan Maker, though that might be my fault as by the time I got there I could only remember that it was British and something about Swans and that the author had a name that was very, very Irish.

Fine. I went to Barnes and Noble where there is a very large Sci/Fi department and even more enormous infestation of Manga novels that redistributes itself around the store occasionally like a colony of lice. Not that there is anything wrong with reading Manga. If I could I would still be there and very happy, too.

The much better computer at Barnes and Nobles uncovered the name of the book, but not where to buy it. Narrowing my eyes at this further proof that the customer's desire means absolute bubbka unless it corresonds to a fad discovered by someone in a board room 8 months ago, I went home and looked it all up on Amazon.

Nothing. Doing.

WTF? I am done. This book has been excised from view. Well, actually it might be available on AmazonUK if I could convince them to sell me anything. Which I can't.

Also what I am really worried about is the election, but I will not mention the name of most of the people involved.

Date: 2016-03-28 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rachelautumn.livejournal.com
Yes, that's it. Is it possible that I was just too cheap and lazy to buy through this third party? Yes, yes it is. I'll get on that! Thank you!

Date: 2016-03-28 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rotrude.livejournal.com
Amazon.com has it! Both kindle version and hardback. I'm sure they'll deliver it too.

Oh my the US elections; I think we're all waiting in fear because what the US does has global reverberations.

Date: 2016-03-28 10:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rachelautumn.livejournal.com
When I tried US Amazon didn't like me, but I may have gotten worked up over nothing. I am definitely getting a little hysterical in general. Thank you so much for the rec, itself. I was just listening to "This American Life" and they had the most wonderful bit about a kid who ran away to his favorite fantasy author's house (piers Anthony) and he said " some of us need to inhabit another world. Yeah.

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