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>be me
>want to read Martinson's Aniara for some years
>live in assbackwards third world country where it's out of print
>United States
>shitty condition used copies go for $150+
>find out glorious Chinese motherland translated into Chinese
>buy Chinese copy off Amazon (wtf why does Amazon sell Chinese Aniara?)

"Yay, it's here! I can finally read Aniara! Reading it in Chinese might be a bit weird but I'm sure I'll manage!"
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>>7582422

>Open the book
>see pic related

"Wait what? This doesn't seem right. Also why is it in English?"
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>>7582428
>keep flipping through
>Suddenly, Vietnam War

"Um..."
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>>7582435
>take off dust jacket
>mfw it's some book called "My Gift to You" by one Jerald "Jerry" Berry
>Amazon sent me the wrong fucking book in the right dust jacket to bait me extra hard
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>>7582446

>Order a replacement copy
>The book is now "out of stock" and won't ship until March.

"Damn you Jeff Bezos. Damn you."
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This is autistic
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>>7582446
>>7582453
>Not being grateful for his gift to you
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>buying books on amazon
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How reddit
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>Living Calvino in real life
top kek
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>>7583676
True patrician living the literary lifestyle.
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>>7582503
kek
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>order from yesasia
>payment details have yet to clear after two fucking work days
>order from cdjapan
>payment clears instantly
holy fuck there goes 50 big ones
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>>7585311
>ordering from yesasia

r u ordering black mannequin clothes senpai
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>>7586767
a book you impudent little shit
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>>7582422
So is it bad form to tell you now that there is a pdf of it?
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>>7582422
lol it's out of print in sweden too
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I'm in a similar predicament currently.
I'm reading into Daoism currently and literally all books are incredible expensive and there are literally no pdf sources because no one who buys the ebooks, shares them.
Now I probably don't have any other choice but build on my shitty Chinese and start reading the Chinese sources.
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>>7586835
OP here. I'm aware there are PDFs available but I like physical books.

>>7586909
Wait is it really? That seems super strange.
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>>7587025
>Wait is it really? That seems super strange.
We're not big market so maybe they have cycles of having them in print and letting demand build. Most people probably live fairly near to a library that has it anyway (actually I think I saw it yesterday).
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>>7582422
So this story is just so that you can impress people on the internet for presumably knowing Chinese?
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>>7587101
over a billion people speak chinese are you retarded? how does it even cross your mind that this is the motivation? projecting much?
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>>7582422
>>7587101

>chinese language

is nobody commenting on the fact that there is no such thing as chinese?
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>>7587120
Fuck off, faggot. You know that Chinese means Mandarin.
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>>7587768
ill have you know i read taiwanese you fucker
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>>7582422
>8
>>7587109
>>7587120
>>7587768
>>7587778
>chinese
>literally a meme language
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