Saturday, May 12, 2012

Don't you just hate this when it happens

Last month, I saw this new edition of the 4th novel of the wonderful Patrick Melrose cycle by Edward St Aubyn and just had to get it. Much praise has been said about these semi-autobiographical novels, and I figured it's high time I read them.

I never did mind that Mother's Milk is the penultimate novel of the 5-novel cycle and that I haven't read any of the PM novels yet. I thought I could always work myself backwards into the series. All I need to do now is go book hunting for the first 3 novels.

Then last week, I saw this. Could it be? Yes, the first 4 PM novels in one edition! Woot!

The first 4? So Mother's Milk is also included in this edition. Unfortunately, it is. Ugh.

Oh well, I know I can't be choosy; I had to buy this '25% redundant' edition. So now, the search is on for the 5th book. Hopefully, I won't come across an edition that has all 5 (gasp!). Now that would be a happy problem.


Jack said...

Not really. Now you've got a gift for someone, and what gift is more special from a bibliophile than one of their favorite books?

Peter S. said...

That's a wonderful way of looking at it, Jack! By the way, Happy Mother's Day to your wife!

Jack said...

Nothing's wasted, brother. If you don't need it, someone else does.

Bonnie says thank you, sir, and the same to your mom, wherever she be!