I was hanging about in some of the tawdry local bookshops I do… and I saw two new (used) books that had been sold by some woman named Catherine Peck (obnoxiously, she wrote her name into the inner covers of books she the sold – really.. what are these inscribers afraid of? Do they think if they are robbed the Book Police will find their books? I’m boggled^^)
One book was Kim Young-ha’s excellent Photo Shop Murder, and the other In This Earth & In That Wind.
So I ran to Amazon and checked them out, discovering that the latter was nearly impossible to find.
So I put it in my purchase bag.
Then, as a gag, I looked up Kim’s story… Baziinggggoooroooma!
Yep.. 300 bucks…
I know have a retirement plan!
Since I got my copy for 4,000 won.^^