Asaf Bartov (ijon) wrote,
Asaf Bartov

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Amazons Conspire Against Me!

While performing standard procrastination, I visited The evil site greeted me like an old friend (I've been a customer since 1994), and immediately made me some "instant recommendations":
  • The Tristan Chord, by Bryan Magee
  • First Lessons in Sanskrit Grammar and Reading by Judith Tyberg
  • Coraline, by Neil Gaiman
  • ...and Terminator on DVD1.

Curious, I hit The site grinned knowingly and offered a host of graphic novels by Gaiman, Moore, Ennis, etc., alongside some titles by Stephen Fry and Ben Elton. *sigh*

Damn, their databases are getting to know me well...

1 Well, okay, so they missed big-time in the DVD section.

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