(urth) Pandora + new reader questions

Mo Holkar lists at ukg.co.uk
Sun Oct 6 02:24:27 PDT 2019

(UK reader) yeah I just use AddAll, to be honest. 
I don't know of any dealers who would specialize in this kind of thing.



At 20:28 02/10/2019, you wrote:
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>Don't you buy books through search engines like 
>Eurobuch and AddAll or a platform like Amazon? I 
>order often from Amazon UK, Germany and Abe 
>books. In fact both new and second hand books for the last 10 years.
>Op 2-10-2019 om 20:16 schreef 
><mailto:matthew.keeley.1 at gmail.com>matthew.keeley.1 at gmail.com:
>>I don’t know how many UK readers are here, 
>>but if you’re looking for reliable dealers, 
>>maybe check on the Tartarus Press website which 
>>stores carry their books? Wolfe never published 
>>with them, but I expect they’d be a *lot* of 
>>overlap between dealers that carry Tartarus 
>>stuff and dealers that carry Wolfe books. And I 
>>have had very good experiences with dealers I found through Tartarus.
>>You could also special order most of the 
>>in-print titles at most bookstores.Â
>>Sent from my iPhone
>>On Oct 2, 2019, at 2:07 PM, Adam Greenhill 
>><<mailto:thrax at fastmail.com>thrax at fastmail.com> wrote:
>>>Hi all,
>>>Recent fan and first time mailer here. I've 
>>>been working my way through Wolfe over the 
>>>past months -- slowly, as I tend to survive on 
>>>secondhand shops for my fiction reading, in which I have found slim pickings.
>>>Through these means I picked up Pandora and 
>>>read it (in a day) yesterday. I was surprised 
>>>by the seeming earnestness of the book, and 
>>>the lack of sci-fi elements, and a quick 
>>>search through the list indicates it's not 
>>>held in very high regard by some past contributors.
>>>One contributor quoted another writer as 
>>>saying, to paraphrase, that every writer must 
>>>write a Sherlock Holmes pastiche sooner or 
>>>later. But while reading I wondered whether it 
>>>was a pastiche of Nabokov's Lolita. Firstly, 
>>>the narrator's triple H initials are surely a 
>>>tribute to Humbert Humbert. Secondly, the 
>>>Foreword 'spoils' some of the ending in much 
>>>the way that Nabokov's does (though I suppose 
>>>this kind of structure is itself a pastiche of 
>>>real narrative accounts that do similar 
>>>things). Thirdly I think there are some 
>>>similarities in theme, such as the corruption 
>>>of youth (where HHH is a sort of Lolita and 
>>>Aladdin Blue a sort of HH/Quilty), and in 
>>>content, such as the Carmen references 
>>>(explicitly invoked by the narrator in chapter 
>>>6, but also echoed by the character of Larry 
>>>Lief (another alliterative name) -- military background, womanizer, etc).
>>>This isn't to say that I think it's a 
>>>particularly deep novel, but I do wonder if 
>>>Wolfe threw a few things like this in to add 
>>>interest to what is otherwise a fairly 
>>>pedestrian crime story. Couldn't find this discussed in the list before.
>>>On a separate note: as I mentioned, it's hard 
>>>to track Wolfe books down without engaging the 
>>>daunting marketplace websites like eBay. I was 
>>>wondering if anyone in the UK had any 
>>>recommendations for where to find good copies 
>>>of his works (preferably all of the same 
>>>edition and all from the same dealer). I'm 
>>>mainly looking to continue reading the Urth 
>>>books after devouring the New Sun series 
>>>earlier this year, though I might try to pick up the Best Of too.
>>>Hope this reaches everyone okay and looking 
>>>forward to continuing correspondence with you all,
>>>Adam (Thrax)
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