One of the benefits of working in Ratu Plaza is that you can visit Kinokuniya Bookstore on lunch break every day. Yesterday during lunch break I went to Plaza Senayan to eat and pay my daily visit to Kinokuniya. Ritually, I walked directly to the science fiction section to see if something unique pops up like when I found Childhood’s End and Lord of Light. I found nothing new.
Then I saw a discount section. I took a brief look at it thinking that only bad and boring books would end up there. But yesterday was different. I found not one but three hidden gems:
- The first one which caught my eyes is Dying of the Light by George R. R. Martin. I remembered from Wikipedia that the book was a Hugo Award nominee. I lift it up and saw the big 70%-off sticker. Oh yeah!
- After that I found Broken Angels by Richard K. Morgan. It’s the second book in the Takeshi Kovacks series. I haven’t read Altered Carbon yet but with a 70%-off sticker slapped on it, it’s a no-brainer.
- The last one, hidden among the boring and not-interesting book lies the only copy of Foucault’s Pendulum (Umberto Eco) in store, with a 50%-off sticker on it.
That day I walked out of Kinokuniya Bookstore with a very big smile and an equally big plastic bag. Good bargain!