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Facing The Other Way: The Story of 4AD by Martin Aston is currently £1.99. Huge and detailed bio of the label's glory years.

The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band The Burned a Million Pounds by John Higgs is 99p. Once you get past the off-beat style it's very informative.

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Kindle Unlimited is free at the moment for 3 months for Prime members. You can cancel it straight away and still get it up till the end of February.

 

The Unlimited catalogue is full of shite, however.

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The best thing I found on unlimited when I tried it a couple of months ago was a huge selection of Ed McBain books. Other than that it seems to be entirely self-published porn and self help, and lots of knock-offs of the sort of crap romance novels and thrillers supermarkets sell. 

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There are a whole bunch of (proper) Kurt Vonnegut books for 99p, which is a great deal. Not sure if it's a standard price or part of some undocumented sale, but I bought a bunch a couple of week ago and they're still cheap - but while checking I just noticed that Slaughterhouse Five has gone back up to £5, so my advice is to grab 'em all now.

 

The ones in question have this style cover, but not all titles are included - a search for Vonnegut is all you need:

 

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8 hours ago, deerokus said:

The best thing I found on unlimited when I tried it a couple of months ago was a huge selection of Ed McBain books. Other than that it seems to be entirely self-published porn and self help, and lots of knock-offs of the sort of crap romance novels and thrillers supermarkets sell. 

I used to love Ed McBain years ago, decent no-nonsense police procedrals. Might just take up the 3 months and cancel just for those.

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Dodgers by Bill Beverly is 99p today. A thriller about a young lad from inner city LA sent to murder a judge in middle America. It got a load of acclaim when it came out about 18 months ago and won lots of crime writing awards. I loved it and it's definitely worth a read at that price.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01BOGQBIS/ref=s9_acsd_al_bw_c_x_3_w?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_r=PBQ3262B1SYETAB0Y3HX&pf_rd_r=PBQ3262B1SYETAB0Y3HX&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=be0e159c-3faf-4ee6-a12f-c3a6da9192f4&pf_rd_p=be0e159c-3faf-4ee6-a12f-c3a6da9192f4&pf_rd_i=9313129031

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The Sisters Brothers is in the kindle unlimited thing. Might be my favourite book ever. Was just searching for Kurt Vonnegut books there and apparently a bunch of his books are in it too. There is definitely lots of good shit in it, it's a shame they have it all buried under a mountain of vanity publishing bullshit where the only way you'll find anything good is if you're specifically looking for it. Their monthly sales are the same.

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On 28/12/2017 at 18:36, Silent Runner said:

Dodgers by Bill Beverly is 99p today. A thriller about a young lad from inner city LA sent to murder a judge in middle America. It got a load of acclaim when it came out about 18 months ago and won lots of crime writing awards. I loved it and it's definitely worth a read at that price.

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01BOGQBIS/ref=s9_acsd_al_bw_c_x_3_w?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_r=PBQ3262B1SYETAB0Y3HX&pf_rd_r=PBQ3262B1SYETAB0Y3HX&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=be0e159c-3faf-4ee6-a12f-c3a6da9192f4&pf_rd_p=be0e159c-3faf-4ee6-a12f-c3a6da9192f4&pf_rd_i=9313129031

 

Loved it, cheers! I polished it off in a couple of days which I haven’t done in a long time, very readable.

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Very Naughty Boys: The Amazing True Story Of Handmade Films by Robert Sellers is currently 99p. They were responsible for films such as Life Of Brian, Withnail And I, The Long Good Friday amongst many others. A really interesting story. Haven't read it yet but reviews seem to be largely positive.

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Also, the fantastic Seagalogy: The Ass-Kicking Films Of Steven Seagal by Vern is down to 99p. This is the updated version that goes up to 2012 and includes Machette. If you've not heard of it, this book basically reviews all of Seagal's films up to 2012 (and a few other things besides) in a very entertaining fashion. Highly recommended, especially at that price. I paid full price for it (well, £4.99) and didn't regret it.

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Derren Brown's Happy is 99p on Kindle; I bought it because I've enjoyed his writing elsewhere, and more specifically because he apparently lays into mindfulness along the way, which works for me. It looks to be an overview and exploration of Stoicism, in general, assaulting the self-help industry along the way - I've read the first few chapters and I've enjoyed it so far. The details about the production work on his expose of faith healers were particularly interesting.

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The force by Don Winslow, who also wrote the cartel and the power of the dog, is on sale for £1.99 today in the kindle daily deal. If you haven't already read it then do, it's fantastic. 

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As posted in the recommended reading thread..... all of the Conn Iggulden Emperor series (about Julius Caesar) are 99p today in the kindle sale. Highly recommended!

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