I've loved this book for years, probably the most read book in my collection and I'm pleased to see by the previous reviews that I'm not alone. It's a real Kesey tour de force and stands head and shoulders above Cuckoo's Nest. And apparently it's now been elevated to Penguin Classic status, wonderful.
So I got quite excited when I thought I could get it on my new Kindle and take it everywhere with me. Wrong...! Penguin UK know nothing of the US Kindle version, which I'm not allowed to buy since I live in the UK. Strange, since it's only downloadable digits. I don't even think they are aware it has their "classic" status either. When asked they knew nothing about it...?!
Now this is a great American Classic so why on earth is it being ignored by Penguin UK? It's all very confusing and it also reveals what could be the serious future shortcomings of owning a Kindle, territorial exclusivity, something I hadn't considered until now. But it becomes obvious when you think about it, it's a vendor's dream. It does seem to go against the Amazon claim of wanting to have every book available for the Kindle though, I guess that's just a marketing ploy after all. Duh! and there I was thinking I was clever enough to spot a ploy. So for me this has revealed a major drawback and I'm not so happy with my Kindle now.
Maybe one day Penguin will publish it in the UK in some form or other, you never know.
Anyway, apart from my pointless carping about availablity on a commercial e-reader, I would recommend this book wholeheartedly to anyone interested in great writing and storytelling and what actually makes the real America tick. Timeless...
Get a copy in any shape or form, you won't be dissapointed.
Update: Almost a year laterand still no sign of it for the Kindle...I rest my case...