It almost seems that amazon has secretly read my 100 books of the 20th century list! On cyber-Monday, I was able to pick up:
Armageddon, by Leon Uris
The Confessions of Nat Turner, by William Styron
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, by Muriel Spark
North and South, by John Jakes
All for $2.02 a book! Four books for $8.08, which is less than a grocery store paperback.
And then, just yesterday, Lucky Jim, by Kinglsey Amis, went on sale for $2.02.
I also picked up the four Lord Peter Wimsey/Harriet Vane books by Dorothy Sayers for a mere $2.99 each: Strong Poison, Have His Carcase, Gaudy Night, and The Busman’s Honeymoon. All of Sayer’s books were on sale for $2.99. I wish I’d had enough money laying around to get them all, since Peter Wimsey and Dorothy Sayers are totally awesome.
This time of year, keeping track of the books that Amazon is putting on sale is a little bit of effort that generally pays off pretty big in inexpensive, well-written, traditionally published fiction.