Ok, what you really want to know is not whether Asian and Western story arcs are different (and what does it really matter in the long run anyway provided that a novel is well written and we enjoy it?) but when you can get your next infusion of extremely cheap books.
Voila! (Click to enlarge.)
And talking about book buying, has anyone been to the huge new branch of Times at The Pavillion on Bukit Bintang? Like Animah I really am heartsick at the tearing down of a historical building (Bukit Bintang Girl's School) to make way for yet more retail space, but I have always had a soft spot for Times which has tempted me into too many unplanned purchases to mention.
Actually I think I'd better stay away!