This week a schoolgirl sat next to me on the MTR reading Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, the 1993 Booker Prize winner by Roddy Doyle. A young man was reading The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown at Kowloon Bay station. I attended an event at the Asia World Expo where I saw a Western woman reading Crusader Gold by David Gibbons. This afternoon I saw a Chinese woman carrying a yellow paperback called Nudge. I had to take a bit of a detour to see the title, and I didn't catch the name of the author through her fingers. There are two books called Nudge listed on Amazon. One is by Leonard Sweet and the other is by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein. Both of them have yellow covers. I saw just three Chinese books this week, one Hong Kong guidebook and one big biology textbook.
What are people reading in your town this week?