I got a shock today, I rang up Gangarams Book Bureau to find the price of Richard Preston's The Demon In The Freezer, my my it costs Rs. 1000 (Hardbound, paperback yet to arrive in india I was told, its almost Rs. 1300 at www.fabmart.com) never have I bought a single book as costly as that. The costliest I have bought till now, Stroustoup's The C++ Programming Language was some 600 bucks. Though TDITF seems like a great book . . . Will wait till it comes down to the flea market.