Just thought I would create a separate thread for nice discounted Kindle book deals, often for 99p, sometimes only available for 24 hours. This site is also good to get daily update emails:
Anyhow, here are 5 books to get started - I’ve read and loved the first three, and have just bought the second 2 books as they looked interesting. Maybe in the future I might attempt some descriptions, but for now I’ll just post this topic.
Not that I really need any encouragement to buy even more books, seeing as my backlog is ever increasing.
I just thought I’d check my current paperback book I’m reading, Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, as it’s a massive 880 pages long, and just found out that it’s 99p also! So I’ve bought it again as I’m absolutely loving it:
I had noticed this in Waterstones last month, and then a friend mentioned they were reading it yesterday and was really liking it, so this seems like enough incentive for me to buy it from today’s (Saturday’s) new daily deal.
Some kind of standalone fantasy-esque novel set in 19th century Britain I think. Not read too much about the actual plot though, but the author apparently describes it as a “thematic response to The Secret History [by Donna Tartt] and a tonal retort to Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell [by Susanna Clarke]”.
Yeah I was one of the ones doing the savaging… There are definitely LOADS of people it really works for and its heart is undoubtedly in the right place but I found it heavy handed to the point of totally putting me off. Well worth a punt for 99p as I seem to be in the minority but there are other people who have felt the same about it being a bit much. It’s got a similar sort of feel to Johnathan Strange and Mr Norrel in terms of the set up but 0 nuance.