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Old 04-04-2018, 08:12   #1361
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More cheap Dawkins, more for younger readers this one though, but still worth having in the collection:

The Magic Of Reality for 99p
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magic-Reali...ct_top?ie=UTF8
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Old 05-04-2018, 17:39   #1362
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First time at 99p for 2 well-reviewed Ben Elton's (not heard that name for a good while, and I was a big fan).


The First Casualty
  • "Riveting action scenes bristle with a queasy energy unputdownable and disgustingly realistic." -- Sunday Telegraph
  • "A work of formidable imaginative scope the writing is so good, the language so surprisingly subtle and the characters so beautifully delineated." -- Daily Telegraph



Time and Time Again
  • "A cracking thriller" (Daily Telegraph)
  • "A gripping, unpredictable read" (Sunday Mirror)
  • "Time and Time Again triumphs and it’s the best I’ve read of Elton’s many bestsellers" (The Times)
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Old 05-04-2018, 20:31   #1363
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Time and Time Again


  • "A cracking thriller" (Daily Telegraph)
  • "A gripping, unpredictable read" (Sunday Mirror)
  • "Time and Time Again triumphs and it’s the best I’ve read of Elton’s many bestsellers" (The Times)



Just finished this one, bit of an airport book but really enjoyed it...good time travel yarn!


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Old 07-04-2018, 07:42   #1364
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Cheapest ever at £1.49 - from the author of the fantastic ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’.

Lionel Shriver - So Much for That

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  • Many people will like Lionel Shriver's ninth novel – admirers of gripping and clever contemporary fiction, discerning critics and, if there is any justice, literary prize committees. -- Guardian
  • Shriver proves she is not afraid of anything… -- Observer
  • It's a wonder that subject matter on the surface so bleak can be transformed into something so uplifting. -- Daily Telegraph
  • Yes, a brilliantly funny cancer book! You can rely on Lionel Shriver to upend your expectations. -- Daily Express
  • Required reading for all mortals. -- Daily Mail
  • …witty, observant and beautifully controlled. British readers will close this excellent novel feeling grateful for the NHS. -- Literary Review
  • …a visceral and deeply affecting story, a story about how illness affects people's relationships, and how their efforts to grapple with mortality reshape the arcs of their lives. -- Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

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Old 07-04-2018, 13:40   #1365
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Old 11-04-2018, 12:37   #1366
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Not been free since 2014, this is a mate's book looking for favourable reviews ... and a movie tie-in !

Lance Manley - The Catastrophe of the Emerald Queen (The Tales of Alegria Book 1)

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Not gonna lie; my expectations for the book were not super high. From the cover design (and the fact that the author hasn't previously published any fiction) I assumed that this would be a relatively pedestrian (albeit interesting) fantasy novel.

I was definitely surprised, and in the best possible way.

The plot is great, and pretty much anyone will find a character that they relate to somewhere within the novel. Far from rehashing tired fantasy tropes, this book is sort of a mish-mash of "Deathwish" and "Chronicles of Narnia" with a Charles Bronson-ish character stealing the show. Lance is able to bring an entire universe to life, immersing the reader in a life or death struggle that will have them on the edge of their seats the entire journey.

Some observations:
1) Definitely not for young children, but has a strong moral compass that would appeal to kids from 12-16 and older.
2) The dialogue is somewhat stilted, but the characters are all unique and they each speak with a distinct voice.
3) There needs to be a sequel. There has to be a sequel.

I would recommend that anyone interested in fantasy, or anyone who loves to read a good revenge story / action novel, read this freshman attempt by Lance Manley. You won't come away disappointed.
STOP PRESS! Book 2 now for free.

The Sunder of the Octagon (Tales of Alegria Book 2)
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Old 30-04-2018, 16:30   #1367
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:53   #1368
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Two new promotions -

May Madness -
All The Light We Cannot See £2.99
Meg 99p


and the start of the usual monthly deals.
Rachel Abbott - Come A Little Closer 99p
Steve Cavanagh - The Liar 99p
Katherine Clements - The Coffin Path 99p
Jo Spain - Sleeping Beauties 99p
Nick Clark Windo - The Feed 99p

And randomly
Susie Steiner - Persons Unknown 99p

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Finally filled my kindle after 4 years
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Old 01-05-2018, 17:06   #1369
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Ta, the first of the month and the usual two Michael Connolly's which we must nearly have caught up with now. Got the book about the Durrels as well. As always, more seems to be at 1.99 now.
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:36   #1370
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Rarely cheap, now 99p, although reading the mixed reader-reviews it doesn't sound like one of his best. Still, good value for 500 pages.

Ken Follett - Lie Down With Lions

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"A deadly romantic triangle, a clandestine mission with global stakes, an exotic location, a plot as gripping and ingenious as Eye of the Needle...engineered to perfection with breathless acceleration...I couldn't put it down."--Los Angeles Times

"Vintage Follett...This is his most ambitious novel and it succeeds admirably...tense, vivid, exciting...balances physical action with internal drama...satisfies on deep levels."--USA Today

"May be Ken Follett's finest yet...The suspense mounts as swiftly as Afghan villagers running to escape Russian guns--and the pages will turn just as fast."--Cosmopolitan
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Old 02-05-2018, 06:47   #1371
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I enjoyed the Ken Follett book, I think people maybe expect different things as he's now better known for epic novels about WWI or building a Cathedral, but in reality he started out as an airport thriller writer. It was decent enough and gave some insight into the 1980's in Afghanistan.
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Old 03-05-2018, 08:45   #1372
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Another Follet, this one has never been down to 99p before, 600 pages of epic -

Ken Follett - A Dangerous Fortune

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"Political and amorous intrigues, cold-blooded murders and financial crises...old-fashioned entertainment!" -- "San Francisco Chronicle".

"Breathlessly plotted...relentlessly suspensenseful." -- "The New York Times".

"Gripping, complex plot.. sexual intrigue...fascinating characters...you won't be able to put down this exciting page-turner!" -- "Lexington Herald-Leader".
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Old 03-05-2018, 23:49   #1373
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11 Star Wars Books 99p each as part of Star Wars Day.

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Old 04-05-2018, 07:14   #1374
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Any of those worth having? I don't think I need to read a novel of a video game but some look interesting
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Old 04-05-2018, 08:39   #1375
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I've gone for The Last Jedi novelisation and From A Certain Point Of View. I wasn't going to bother with the film novelisation based on reviews but happy to have it for 99p. The other book I'd heard good reviews of.
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Old 07-05-2018, 22:28   #1376
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The latest James Lee Burke - Robicheaux you know my name is 99p at the moment
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Old 14-05-2018, 04:26   #1377
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99p - Paul O'Grady - At My Mother's Knee.: And Other Low Joints - first time cheap since 2011 release. Note this 480-pager is the first of a series of his bios -
  • (1) At My Mother's Knee...
  • (2) The Devil Rides Out
  • (3) Still Standing: The Savage Years
  • (4) Open the Cage, Murphy!
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  • At My Mother's Knee distinguishes itself on every level --Carol Ann Duffy, The Observer
  • While most celeb memoirs are as memorable as an air kiss, O'Grady's is a proper snog --The Scotsman
  • Paul speaks with warmth and hilarity about a childhood filled with poverty, and reveals a cast of characters with whom he could have created an entire comedy series. Hugely interesting and entertaining. --Jo Hoare, Heat Magazine
99p - Andrew Marr - A History of Modern Britain - this 700-pager has not been this cheap since 2014.

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  • 'He has the rare gift of being able to explain complex issues in a few crisp sentences.' --- Sunday Telegraph
  • 'This is a fine example of popular history...engaging and intelligent.' -- Financial Times
  • 'Marr is the ideal history teacher that most people never had at school.' -- Literary Review
  • 'This book certainly goes for impact . . . Skipping and dipping through these six hundred-odd pages is great fun, perhaps even (I give a quote for the eventual paperback's blurb) a damned good read . . . This book will be read with pleasure, for Marr's ironic tone and ever-present pleasant presence.' --Bernard Crick, Edinburgh Review
And if you bought this earlier in the year (and still available at this price) -

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Esther Perel - Mating in Captivity @ £1.99 (second-hand paperbacks are dearer).
She's well-regarded, and there's loads of free interviews and articles with/about her online.
Then you might also be interested in her new book, just dropped to cheap -

£1.99 - The State Of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity - a book for anyone who has ever loved

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  • "[One of the] best books of 2017... Perel explores a vast landscape of the adulterous terrain... in a way that's deeply humane and never preachy."--NPR 2017 Greatest Reads
  • "[Perel] deals with the mess and pain of fractured relationships with searing honesty, astute observations and compassion... If your marriage were in trouble, you'd want her help."--Guardian (UK)
  • "She doesn't peddle in bromides or offer a shoulder to cry on -- she's too busy trying to shake you to your senses, insisting on your agency, your vitality and your complicity in what happens in your marriage."--The New York Times

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If you've not got this yet, now's your chance to get lost in the 1100 page opus ...

Ken Follett - The Pillars of the Earth @ 99p

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  • A historical saga of such breadth and density . . . Follett succeeds brilliantly in combining hugeness and detail to create a novel imbued with the rawness, violence and blind faith of the era -- Sunday Express
  • Enormous and brilliant . . . this mammoth tale seems to touch all human emotion - love and hate, loyalty and treachery, hope and despair -- Cosmopolitan
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Old 18-05-2018, 08:35   #1379
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Stalingrad for 99p. Everyone on earth should read this book.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stalingrad-...rds=stalingrad
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The amount of books on here I decide to buy because they sound interesting and realise I bought them already!
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