"Prosperity creates monsters. That's Victor Hugo," Steve told me. "I'd like to think I'm a good man, there are enough monsters." He was very interested in Street Books, and though he didn't take a book with him, we stood and talked for a good half hour while I tended to the library. He said his mother had rubella while pregnant with him, and that he is blind in his right eye and has 20/200 vision in his left. He is an inventor, who designed the spectacles that help him with his voracious reading habit.