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On 14/02/2020 at 16:15, little che said:

A boy and his dog at the end of the world is in the kindle sale today. If you like post apocalyptic fiction then it's a must.  It's excellent. 

Cheers for this. Loving it so far 

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Thank you. After missing out on a number of the Terry Pratchett books going cheap, I signed up for email notifications of updates to this thread and it seems to be working so far. At some point I'll have to buy the ones I missed out on at full (ish) price, but I'm hoping that Amazon will just perpetually loop through all of his books. Fingers crossed anyway!

 

Meanwhile, I seem to have some kind of Special Wish List credits thing going on, so the other Pratchett books that are normally £4.99 are showing as £2.99 for me. I'm now trying to restrain the urge to buy the lot (or at least buy the remaining Watch novels, so I can re-read them all in one go). Someone stop me!

 

(by the same bent, I managed to snag Guards! Guards! for 49p instead of the official sale price of 99p - woot!)

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7 hours ago, Boothjan said:

A Dr Who novel - Scratchman by Tom Baker - is 99p today.

 

I'm intrigued by it - a Dr Who novel written by The Doctor!

I've read it and it was pretty terrible. I couldn't recommend even at that price. I got it from the library, and even for free I felt I was robbed. 

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I've owned a physical copy of Henrietta Lacks for years but never read it. Supposed to be great I believe. I'm tempted, but tend to prefer to listen to non-fiction on Audible for some reason. 

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2 hours ago, Stopharage said:

Another month of bargains begins. If you've got a hankering for self help books, slushy romances and identikit crime novels, you can fill your boots. It's all a bit meh for my tastes, but here's a few things that may be of interest. It's the first month that I won't be bothering with anything. Oh, and Michael Owen's autobiography is 99p, today only. 

 

Station Eleven by Emily St Mandel. 99p I've blathered on about this a fair few times on here before. It's great. Buy it. Read it. 

 

Adults In The Room by Yanis Varoufakis £1.99

 

Hot Zone: The Chilling True Story of an Ebola Outbreak £1.99 Seems like ideal material to terrify you in these lurgy-ridden times. 

 

The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers £2.49

 

Golem And The Djinni b y Helene Wecker 99p. Fantasy novel that received a fair bit of praise on release. 99p

 

What's It All About? by Michael Caine Only 99p. Not a lot of people know that.

 

True History Of The Kelly Gang by Peter Carey £1.49

 

The City And The City by China Mieville 99p

 

Vox by Christina Dalcher 99p "A reimagining of A Handmaid's Tale" It's not, I didn't get on with this at all. 99p

 

Life To The Limit by Jenson Button £1.49

 

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad 99p

 

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry £3.49

 

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry £2.99

 

The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot 99p

 

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakuer 99p

 

How Google Works by Eric Schmidt 99p

 

A History Of The World by Andrew Marr 99p

 

Everywoman. One Woman's Truth About Speaking The Truth by Jess Phillips. 99p. I'm presuming this is a comedy tome. One for @ZOK

 

The Romford Pele by Ray Parlour 99p

 

Mass Impoverishment And How We Can End It by Mark Thomas  Not that Mark Thomas £2.59


;)

 

I did get Station 11 and the Ray Parlour autobiography though, many thanks!

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5 hours ago, Talvalin said:

 

This is excellent by the way. Highly recommended. 

Agreed! Fantastic book!

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The Two of Swords: Volume 1 by KJ Parker - 99p

 

Whilst not Parker's best trilogy (it probably sits somewhere below the Engineer trilogy, but above the Fencer and Scavenger trilogies, which is no bad thing as Parker hasn't written a bad book in my opinion), 99p is a bargain and well worth picking up at that price. 

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Six books by Mark Lawrence are today's deal of the day.

 

Not read him myself but that's about to be rectified!

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Wow that's a great deal to get 2 series for that. Own them all already and recommend both. 

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Bugger. I'd meant to get the Grey Sister trilogy as I didn't fancy the extreme grimdark of the Thorns trilogy but missed out.

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The North Water by Ian McGuire is 99p in today's Kindle Daily Deal. I thought it was really good.

1859. A man joins a whaling ship bound for the Arctic Circle. Having left the British Army with his reputation in tatters, Patrick Sumner has little option but to accept the position of ship's surgeon on this ill-fated voyage. But when, deep into the journey, a cabin boy is discovered brutally killed, Sumner finds himself forced to act. Soon he will face an evil even greater than he had encountered at the siege of Delhi, in the shape of Henry Drax: harpooner, murderer, monster...

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42 minutes ago, BossSaru said:

The North Water by Ian McGuire is 99p in today's Kindle Daily Deal. I thought it was really good.

 

 

I've had that on my Kindle for years. Every time I finish a book I look at my Kindle library and wonder what it is and when/why I bought it. I might give it a try now!

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If you're thinking about reading it you might want to skip the Amazon reviews.

 

The second review is from a dickhead who spoils the entire fucking plot, and doesn't really say anything meaningful other than complaining about overly visceral language (they're on a whaling ship so visceral language seems appropriate), as well as a few inaccuracies and plot contrivances. Argh.

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A Brief History of Time is 99p today. Am I right in thinking that it's still pretty damn hard going to a layperson?

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39 minutes ago, Jamie John said:

A Brief History of Time is 99p today. Am I right in thinking that it's still pretty damn hard going to a layperson?

 

Yes. 

 

Well it was for me. I am one of the hundreds of thousands who started it but got nowhere near finishing it. 

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The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte is 99p.

 

As a child I was I obsessed with dinosaurs. Read every book in them in the library cover to cover over and over. I was so into them I ended up doing a degree and Masters in Geology. Of course, in the real world I think we maybe spent an afternoon on the subject as they are very niche as far as science goes but, still, I'm really into rocks in general so all was cool. 

 

Anyway, I've not read a book on the subject for well over a decade, probably twice that, so thought I'd pick this up as a refresher on where the science is now. It's bang up to date with modern dinosaur theory and (I'm only a third in) seems to explain current taxonomic and evolutionary concepts (and old ones) in a pretty easy to follow style. This is mixed in pretty well with stories of contemporary fieldwork in the new dinosaur frontiers of South America and China as well as stories of the Dino rush of the 1800's/early 1900's. 

 

Recommended (so far at least)... 

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1 hour ago, Mike S said:

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte is 99p.

 

As a child I was I obsessed with dinosaurs. Read every book in them in the library cover to cover over and over. I was so I to them I ended up doing a degree and Masters in Geology. Of course, in the real world I think we maybe spent an afternoon on the subject as they are very niche as far as science goes but, still, I'm really into rocks in general so all was cool. 

 

Anyway, I've not read a book on the subject for well over a decade, probably twice that so thought I'd pick this up as a refresher on where the sciebce is now. It's bang up to date with modern dinosaur theory and (I'm only a third in) seems to explain current taxonomic and evolutionary concepts (and old ones) in a pretty easy to follow style. This is mixed in pretty well with stories of contemporary fieldwork in the new dinosaur frontiers of South America and China as well as stories of the Dino rush of the 1800's/early 1900's. 

 

Recommended (so far at least)... 

 

That sounds awesome, thanks for posting. Bought!

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36 minutes ago, Miner Willy said:

 

That sounds awesome, thanks for posting. Bought!

 

Enjoy! 

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Plus I'll hopefully no longer be continually shamed in terms of dinosaur knowledge by my four year old son.

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I don't seem to be getting the Kindle daily deal emails anymore, despite being signed up still.  Anyone else, or just me?

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