I finally received that book that I ordered on recommendation from Alan at Blogonomicon. I've just started on it, so I don't have any opinion to share, yet. But here's what the book looks like:
This book must be out of print, because I could not find any copies on
Amazon labeled "new" that were less than $19.00, and all of the other
copies available were from third-party sources (with new paperbacks
starting at $10.49). So I found a hardcover from some obscure book
seller that came out to only $5.09, including shipping, and I ordered
Here's what I got in the mail:
Look like any particular kind of book to you? Like, maybe a library
book? Awesome, because that's what it is! An old library book!
My copy of Dragon's Egg by Robert Forward is a discard from the public library in Manchester, Connecticut.
That's kind of cool, I guess. I've never gotten such a deal on a
hardcover book that didn't come from a yard sale or from Half Price
Books, and I'm glad I got this one. But I wasn't expecting to see a
library book show up on my front porch.
And, bonus surprise? The branch library's name:
Yep, the colonial city of Manchester apparently has all of two branches in its library system, and one of them happens to be named after Dick Cheney's daughter, Mary.
No real connection to anything the book is about, but something quite interesting to notice, anyway.
Now, on to the reading ......