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February 18th, 2006

Hallelujah, here it comes! @ 05:57 pm

inklingfair:
I'm currently feelin: excited excited

I'm putting this under an LJ cut because I might ramble on too much and annoy the heck out of everyone:

After five months of searching, I finally found what I'm looking for! My friend alerted me that a Powerbooks store in a certain nearby city had TWO copies of the U2 Bible - U2 At The End Of The World. I'm going through a U2 book phase right now, so...

And I'll be getting it on Wednesday. This may seem strange to some, but where I live, all the bookstores (yes, I checked) import only two or three copies of books like these to display(U2 isn't very big around here... You'd be more likely to find biographies of Madonna, the Backstreet Boys or - heavens - Ray Conniff).

I'm just a student, so $18 is quite a dent on my allowance, but the professor I'm doing research work for was so amused at my reaction at the news that the book was finally put out after being out of stock for a looong time, that he said he'd give me an advance next week!

I haven't seen the cover yet, but I hope it isn't the plain white one... I'd rather have the one with U2 in blue uniforms :D

Just had to share the joy.


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From:trinimacphisto
Date:February 18th, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
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YAY!!! Coolness!
The book rocks, $18 is totally worth it!
Congrats!
I didn't know there were two covers, mine is the white one with the big U2 in front of it :D
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From:canadanne
Date:February 18th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
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I hate the boring white version I've seen online. Mine has this awesome cover:





(The back cover features baby U2 in amongst lots more randomness. It's very ZooTV!)
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From:trinimacphisto
Date:February 18th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
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THAT IS SO COOL!!!!!
Me wants it!
But me can't get it...
That sucks... lol
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From:canadanne
Date:February 18th, 2006 11:57 pm (UTC)
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I had a heck of a time getting hold of that book at all, as it was out of print when I wanted to buy it. I finally managed to get it second hand through the Bibliofind website, which has since been taken over by Amazon Marketplace. I was surprised when it suddenly became widely available again, after all the efforts I'd gone to!

Well worth the trouble though, it's in great condition and I adore it. Really must read it again sometime. 8)
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From:inklingfair
Date:February 19th, 2006 02:18 am (UTC)
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...and it even has Naomi Campbell, and Clinton in the crazy mix of people behind U2. I adore the moustached-Larry look.
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From:canadanne
Date:February 19th, 2006 02:22 am (UTC)

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I think it may be a frenzied collage of all the people that get mentioned in the book (as I also see Sinead O'Connor there, for example), but I've never really sat down and studied it carefully enough to know if that theory is accurate. It rocks, anyway... I can't fathom how the publishers think that ugly white cover is even remotely appropriate for such a colourful rollercoaster of a book!
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From:inklingfair
Date:February 19th, 2006 02:13 am (UTC)
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Wow. That's the one I want! Keeping my fingers crossed... But I won't know till Wednesday. :)
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From:fiveandfour
Date:February 18th, 2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
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I didn't know there were two covers, mine is the white one with the big U2 in front of it

Ditto - I'd never even seen the other one! Huh, interesting.
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From:canadanne
Date:February 18th, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)

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I guarantee you will *not* be able to put it down.
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From:edibleflowers
Date:February 18th, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC)
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Oh, excellent. Have fun reading it, you will love it. =)
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From:inklingfair
Date:February 19th, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
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I know - this is just unbelievable... after all that waiting! XD
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From:sapphires13
Date:February 19th, 2006 08:38 am (UTC)
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I've got the "boring" white one, but in my opinion, it's what's inside that counts ;P

It's just a fabulous book. You'll find yourself totally disbelieving some of what you read, and completely facepalming some of what goes on. It's amazing <3

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