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On the left, the UK cover of The Art of Fielding. On the right, the US cover.
Amazon.co.uk could get the book on the left to me in a few days time for just over £10. Speedier yet, I could take the tube into town and get it (the book on the left) from a real-world bookstore - make a day of it! - and have it by my bedside this time tomorrow for around £14, factoring in travel costs and the bottle of water I’d have to buy to sit in Foyles cafe for most of the day. That would be good. Their wi-fi can be a be flakey but it’s one of my favourite haunts and a good place to read.
Instead I’ve got a amazon.com tab open in chrome and have worked out that for the not-at-all-as-expensive-as-I-was-expecting price of £14.60 I can have the US cover, that pretty one on the right, in my arms sometime during the estimated delivery window of Jan. 26, 2012 - Feb. 15, 2012.
Easy decision, right? In the meantime I can just order Swamplandia to scratch my 2011 lit itch.
(in occasione della segnalazione su FN de L’arte di vivere in difesa, di Chad Harbach, Rizzoli 2012)