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Offline Helen Smith Reading Londoners by Craig Taylor
19 Sep 2010, 12:09 PM | Post: #1

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This post was last modified: 19 Sep 2010 12:12 PM by Helen Smith.
[Not sure if this is the best place to post this - apologies if there is another similar one that has been started elsewhere. Please move/delete if necessary.]

There are various blogs and sites dedicated to finding cheap kindle books but I thought a thread on here might be useful. Authors, please don't post your own books.

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel is £2.86 and the price has held steady for some time. It won the Man Booker in 2009.

From the product description:
From one of our finest living writers, Wolf Hall is that very rare thing: a truly great English novel, one that explores the intersection of individual psychology and wider politics. With a vast array of characters, and richly overflowing with incident, it peels back history to show us Tudor England as a half-made society, moulding itself with great passion and suffering and courage.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett is £2.76.

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Enter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren’t trusted not to steal the silver...

The other side of Gone with the Wind – and just as unputdownable (The Sunday Times )
Offline Susanne Reading The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson
19 Sep 2010, 01:54 PM | Post: #2

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A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett £2.66. Has 4.5 stars. I've bought it, other half currently reading it.
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Offline Helen Smith Reading Londoners by Craig Taylor
21 Sep 2010, 09:40 AM | Post: #3

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Offline Helen Smith Reading Londoners by Craig Taylor
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Quote: I haven't read "The Girl" books yet but the prices are reasonable. Seen the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" movie and intend to read all the books later.

I haven't read them either - I must admit that I only posted them because the price was right and loads of other people seem to have enjoyed them, so they seemed like a safe bet.

I have bought both Wolf Hall and The Help but I haven't read either of them yet.

Did you enjoy the movie? You must have done if you're intending to read the books. I tend to wait for everything to come out on DVD, so I'm always a bit behind the times. I only watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button the other day (I know it has been on DVD for ages). It's based on the F Scott Fitzgerald Short Story. I had low expectations of the film but really enjoyed it. Although it's not about time travel, it very much had that kind of feel.

Oh look! There are some of his books that are under £3, including one of my favourites of all time, The Great Gatsby:

The Great Gatsby = £1.89
Tender is the Night = £1.89
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz and other stories = £1.42 (I hope the product description isn't an indication of the quality of the formatting! Probably best to download a sample first.)
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23 Sep 2010, 03:51 PM | Post: #6

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Dan Brown's : Lost Symbol £2.76 bargain

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(19 Sep 2010 12:09 PM)Helen Smith Wrote:  [Not sure if this is the best place to post this - apologies if there is another similar one that has been started elsewhere. Please move/delete if necessary.]

There are various blogs and sites dedicated to finding cheap kindle books but I thought a thread on here might be useful. Authors, please don't post your own books.

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel is £2.86 and the price has held steady for some time. It won the Man Booker in 2009.

From the product description:
From one of our finest living writers, Wolf Hall is that very rare thing: a truly great English novel, one that explores the intersection of individual psychology and wider politics. With a vast array of characters, and richly overflowing with incident, it peels back history to show us Tudor England as a half-made society, moulding itself with great passion and suffering and courage.
The Help by Kathryn Stockett is £2.76.

From the product description:
Enter a vanished and unjust world: Jackson, Mississippi, 1962. Where black maids raise white children, but aren’t trusted not to steal the silver...

The other side of Gone with the Wind – and just as unputdownable (The Sunday Times )

Helen,

Thanks for the tip about Wolf Hall, I will check this out particularly at this price point.

For me unless the book has only just been published or is very specialised I think £3 is about the right price. When the price is close to paperback price i can't help but feel the publishers are taking advantage of the demand. Maybe this is because they still have thousands of paper backs to sell.

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Ian
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Offline Helen Smith Reading Londoners by Craig Taylor
27 Sep 2010, 03:34 PM | Post: #8

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The Snowman by Jo Nesbo = £2.96

From the book description:
The first snowfall in Oslo brings a series of gruesome murders, and Harry Hole is pitted against a brutal killer who will drive him to the edge.

`An ingenious, bizarre and exceptional serial-killer investigation ... as riveting as The Silence of the Lambs'.
--The Sunday Times
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28 Sep 2010, 11:42 AM | Post: #9

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This post was last modified: 28 Sep 2010 11:43 AM by FoxPhoto.
(22 Sep 2010 05:38 PM)Helen Smith Wrote:  
Quote: I haven't read "The Girl" books yet but the prices are reasonable. Seen the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" movie and intend to read all the books later.

I haven't read them either - I must admit that I only posted them because the price was right and loads of other people seem to have enjoyed them, so they seemed like a safe bet.


I saw The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo on DVD first. I thought it was very good. It inspired me to try the book again, as I had trouble getting into it before (so many Swedish names to get your head round). Now am around 85% through the book and I am at a very gripping part (had trouble putting it down last night!). Unsurprisingly there is much more to the story in the book compared to the film and now having read (most) of the book I resent some of the things they cut or changed for the film.

I am so glad that there are more books in the series.

BTW - I have read most of Wolf Hall. It is great if you like history and as a story it is also well told. HOWEVER, it is written very strangely and it has taken me ages to wade through it as I have to keep re-reading parts over again as well as cross-checking the "who's who" at the beginning of the book. This was in paperback. Not sure how easy it will be to do the cross-check thing on the Kindle.

Books under £3?

A Place of Secrets - http://www.amazon.co.uk... currently £2.84
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