Kindle book deals/discount thread (Rolling)

I’m sure it doesn’t matter in the slightest either way really, just a habit!

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It’ll do something!

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Just bought this book due to its ragingt and its comparison to The Handmaid’s Tale and The Power. (And of course because it was 99p)

I also bought Ali Smith’s Companion Piece book as it’s a daily deal. I’ve already bought two of the four season books as 99p deals in the past. I’ve no idea if I’ll like them or not, but I feel like I have to complete the set, darnnit.

Shadow of the torturer is 99p today. Sadly the other books in the series aren’t but even so that’s a lot of 10/10 fantasy genius for your money.

Is it satisfying to read just this one or is it all cliffhangers at the end?

Ooooo tough. I’ve never read it stand alone, only ever as the first part of the whole thing. I think it’s one of the best books ever written but it’s not for everyone. I think at that price I’d get it in the knowledge that if you try it and it’s not for you you haven’t lost much but if you love you’ll be shelling out for the others!

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He’s definitely a better writer of prose than most genre authors but not many authors make me feel thick like Gene Wolfe does. I always have the feeling in the back of my mind that there’s something which I should be picking up on but don’t.

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I agree with that with a lot of his stuff. I was so into shadow I picked up loads of his other books and none of them really worked for me. Definitely think he can be far too clever for his own good but SOTT just works, mainly cos he sucks to a more straightforward narrative structure.

Think the one that really lost me was Soldier of the Mist where you need an encyclopaedic knowledge of minor figures from Greek myth but isn’t there a lot of unexplained time stuff going on Book of the New Sun?

For me there was enough mystery to be intriguing without being frustrating unlike other GW books which I found tipped over into frustration but I’m sure it’s a very personal thing.

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Was thinking about buying this book, but… 937 pages. Surely if I buy it it’s just going to sit on my kindle and stay there as I’ll keep reminding myself that it’s 937 pages long…

And this recent book by Stephen Baxter. I loved lots of his older books, but not read him in a long while now. The reviews aren’t totally selling me on it though

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Oh, Where The Crawdads Sing is on a daily deal today too:

My wife would not recommend, FYI. I’ve not read.

I liked Anathem…but I am a fast reader


I read it a year or two ago and quite liked it


Anyone read any Samanta Schweblin? Seven Empty Houses is two quid at the mo, and definitely looks like my kind of thing.

Just to counter your wife…i thought it was good and would recommend :smiley:

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bit pricey!

She said it was fine just nothing special.

yeah, that’s probably closer to what i would say tbf. worth reading but with that caveat