>want to read Martinson's Aniara for some years
>live in assbackwards third world country where it's out of print
>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!"
>Open the book
>see pic related
"Wait what? This doesn't seem right. Also why is it in English?"
>keep flipping through
>Suddenly, Vietnam War
>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
>Order a replacement copy
>The book is now "out of stock" and won't ship until March.
"Damn you Jeff Bezos. Damn you."
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.
>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).