I hope ghecksher's brain doesn't process information the same way as yours.
Since you are a bookseller yourself, it is understandable that the subject of overpaying might be a sensitive one for you. I'm sure that as far as you are concerned there is no such thing as overpaying. Most of the rest of us, however, live in a different world. Welcome to it.Perhaps you take "Wow - it's Dermaface vs Stnickl all over again" to be a sign of respect. I do not.
Judgment? What the hell? How do you think most people around here would know you? On abebooks.com it says:I am not a bookseller. I am a Bukowski fan who has greatly enjoyed diving deep into the Bukowski diaspora. Why does everyone on this wonderful board insist on rushing to judgment on everyone?
You paid $8500 for a copy of Genius of the Crowd. You live in a different world than many of us.Your statement that I need welcoming to your collective "different world" speaks volumes to its insularity.
what's wrong with heat wave?
How can you call my recent posts defensive? I was merely suggesting that you might regret personally and in you heart of intelligent hearts feel silly underestimating gh's motives, style and skill. Nick and Ross are (admittedly, not close) friends, but their battles were personal and damaging. Not all buyers of high-end collectible literary material can be lumped with them.
I would think that you would have come to appreciate the quality of material I buy and sell - not for a living, but for the EXPERIENCE, VICARIOUS AS IT MAY BE. I do not buy copies of Heat Wave, NQB or copies of Fire Station (yes, even with the red tissue jacket). I buy what I think any sensible collector of Bukowski material MUST have. I lose, I win, I don't really care because it's not entirely the point. It's the friction that counts. Contact with you, nymark, Krunhansl, Pam, John Martin, John Dulleghan, etc., etc. that floats my boat. I know you're in there - an extremely intelligent, sentient, sexy being. WHY CAN'T I GET THROUGH???????
I sincerely believe that you disrespect him at the cost of losing respect for yourselves should he ever make himself known to you.
Fuck you, Spankee.
Perhaps you take "Wow - it's Dermaface vs Stnickl all over again" to be a sign of respect. I do not.
BTW, I was only trying to save you gossipy girls from yourselves (because I respect you and believe I know how you'd feel if you met gh - my gesture was a sign of respect in and of itself, which you would have likely noticed if you didn't accede to your little pecker's instincts so quickly).