Sunday, March 04, 2007

Three gems

So, I went to my nearest used book store today looking for something by Dumas or Sabbatini that I had not read before. I didn't find anything. One would think Dumas had only written "The Three Musketeers" and "The Count of Monte Cristo."

On the plus side, I found three old paperbacks by some older, but great authors:

1.) The King of Elfland's Daughter, by Lord Dunsany
I hate to admit this, but I've never read this book. In fact, I've not read any Dunsany in 25 years.

2.) Conjure Wife, by Fritz Leiber
It's Fritz. It has to be good. Looks like a horror fantasy set in the modern day.

3.) The Iron Lords, by Andrew J. Offutt
Offutt is one of my favorite Sword and Sorcery authors, though I've not read a ton of his stuff. But then, there isn't a ton of his stuff easily available other than maybe the Thieves' World stories.

My total expenditure: $3.18

Including tax.

You couldn't beat that with a broom.

1 comment:

Howard von Darkmoor said...

Well . . . if you laid the books and the receipt on the floor you could . . .

Nice buy!