I discovered one of those bargain basement discount bookstores while walking along Lake Avenue. It’s called Crowne Books. In fact, it’s right next to Borders. I went in, not really expecting anything of interest–for some reason, commercial bookstores have begun to bore me. Everything is predictable and everything is a bestseller. Everything is trash disguised in glossy attractive packaging. So I was very surprised when I found a copy of The Forgetting Room sitting among a pile of discarded hardback fiction. This book is by Nick Bantock, a graphic artist/author who is best known for his Griffin and Sabine trilogy. Now don’t go away thinking that this is a children’s picture book because it isn’t. It’s more like a puzzle book for grown-ups. Oh, and did I mention that I got this for five bucks?