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All of the Thrawn books are 99p today

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/b?node=4725112031

 

I haven't read them yet so I can only offer the same opinion as this Amazon reviewer of Dark Force Rising

 

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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 December 2020

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Bought as a gift so not able to comment on product.

 

 

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I listened to the Audible narration by John Lee about a hundred years ago, as far as I remember it was alright.

 

But yes, it’s a book that needs to be read and read again.

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All good shouts, that Reeve autobiography is really good. Surprising upbringing especially. I think he’s eminently likeable. 
 

Thing is, these monthly deals often feature a lot of repeat offerings, so I tend to miss them out. There were a few others that had been on offer in April. 

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Some excellent stuff there . Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell is wonderful as is Shuggie Bain . Less well known is The Wall by John Lanchester which is an excellent apocalyptic novel set on a sea wall built right around Britain to keep out outsiders and is a great read .

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On 01/06/2022 at 19:10, little che said:

Less well known is The Wall by John Lanchester which is an excellent apocalyptic novel set on a sea wall built right around Britain to keep out outsiders and is a great read .

 

I bought this on your recommendation,  it’s good but I think I prefer my apocalypses to feel like they’re not literally in the process of happening right now. It’s all way too realistic. I prefer a zombie plague! The Wall feels like it might actually be an accurate description of the world in 20 years and the politics feels like it could be next Wednesday..

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3 hours ago, Alask said:

 

I bought this on your recommendation,  it’s good but I think I prefer my apocalypses to feel like they’re not literally in the process of happening right now. It’s all way too realistic. I prefer a zombie plague! The Wall feels like it might actually be an accurate description of the world in 20 years and the politics feels like it could be next Wednesday..

If you haven't already bought it, you've got to get How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu. Failing that The Wool trilogy, Station Eleven (again..), Day By Day Armageddon is a a zombie apocalypse series, Robopocalypse is World War z in structure but with Robots as the aggressors. 

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Two excellent books on offer today. 
 

Say Nothing: A True Story Of Murder and Memory In Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe  is 99p. It’s a superb account of the lives and tales of various people through The Troubles. It’s really intriguing and an informative page turner. 
 

Secondly, is the book I’m currently reading - When the Dust Settles by Lucy Easthope. It’s the memoir of a disaster recovery expert. The author recounts the part she has played in assisting in the aftermath of disasters such as Grenfell, 7/7, the Boxing Day tsunami etc. Her own story is really interesting too and the mixture of profound sadness and impressive humanity compliment each other. This only came out in March and I’ll be amazed if it doesn’t win a fair few awards this year. 
 

Two of the best factual books I’ve read in the last few years. 
 

 

 

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Secondly, is the book I’m currently reading - When the Dust Settles by Lucy Easthope. It’s the memoir of a disaster recovery expert. The author recounts the part she has played in assisting in the aftermath of disasters such as Grenfell, 7/7, the Boxing Day tsunami etc. Her own story is really interesting too and the mixture of profound sadness and impressive humanity compliment each other. This only came out in March and I’ll be amazed if it doesn’t win a fair few awards this year. 
 

Two of the best factual books I’ve read in the last few years. 


I read this a few weeks ago. I thought my job was PTSD inducing but my god , I couldn’t do her job for anything . An inspiring and admirable woman.

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The Song of Achilles by Madeleine Miller is a daily deal today . It's absolutely brilliant, there has been some fantastic books in the daily deal recently but this is surely the best . 

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I've not read this but BBC Sounds did an amazing podcast documentary on the same subject and it was absolutely fascinating, so I've added it to my kindle library

 

Tunnel 29: Love, Espionage and Betrayal: the True Story of an Extraordinary Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B08NP8H78J?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&storeType=ebooks&pf_rd_p=b305e197-b4c9-4f76-acd2-15b3f16841be&pf_rd_r=A357XSXT80A0Q4V5VX2Z&pf_rd_s=mobile-hybrid-2&ref_=dbs_f_w_shv_rfy_b305e197-b4c9-4f76-acd2-15b3f16841be_33&pf_rd_i=3017941031

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The one I read (Identity) was definitly dated. Made me laugh aloud when I got to him discovering his martial arts abilities though. Keeeeeeeee Sah!

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Dreamland by Rosa Rankin Gee is in the daily deal today. It's a dystopian novel set in Margate where the poor and dispossessed are sent when the better off are all moving inland, away from the rapidly rising sea levels. It's worth 99p of anyone's money.

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On 22/06/2022 at 08:39, little che said:

Dreamland by Rosa Rankin Gee is in the daily deal today. It's a dystopian novel set in Margate where the poor and dispossessed are sent when the better off are all moving inland, away from the rapidly rising sea levels. It's worth 99p of anyone's money.

Fiction or non fiction? 😛

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