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The Eagle of the Ninth
The Eagle of the Ninth
Price: £4.79

4.0 out of 5 stars A really good reading book adventure, 28 July 2011
Great to read a book that handles sex and violence without making it into horror or pornogrphy.
Understandably as the book was aimed at a teen audience the story was paramount and historical detail was in the shadows, but with enough detail to be feel authentic.


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5.0 out of 5 stars An An amazing bit of kit for readers who live in strange foreign places., 24 July 2011
I have lived in The Gambia for several years and love the rainy season from July to October because it gives me a great opportunity for reading. The temperature is between 25 and 30 degrees but the humidity can be above 90 degrees, but with a fan it is lovely to sit and read for 4 or 5 months - My 'reading' season.

So what has this got to do with the Kindle, you are probably asking - well, taking paper books abroad eats up luggage allowance - but with the Kindle you can take 100's of books and if you have internet access and wi-fi you can select any additional books and pick them up so easily over wifi.

The Kindle is lovely to use, it's screen is so clear even in bright sunshine, it has an amazing battery life (as long as you keep the wi-fi turned off) I find the keyboard buttons a little fiddly to use, but this is a very minor criticism - I never thought an ebook reading device would wean me off paper - but I love it.

Anyone with doubts should try out a Kindle, but beware Amazon has an amazing catalogue of ebooks now and the Kindle is so addictive that although I have down loaded dozens of totally free books, I have also been tempted to many books reduced to under £1 ..... beware - but nothing like as expensive as buying books. Thank heavens that Kindle is text based and not colour or graphics - YET !!!!

There are social implications, 'paper book' reading friends fear that paper based libraries will be threatened and especially for people who cannot afford the cost of a Kindle - I suspect that eventually the price will drop dramatically or there will be very low cost equivalents.


Partitions
Partitions
Price: £5.14

20 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poet and now novelist, 14 July 2011
This review is from: Partitions (Kindle Edition)
I really enjoyed this book loved the spirit telling the story and keeping track on the main players, who like a rope, fray when the violence of partition destroys their lives and they all go seperate ways.

The book is very poetic, so it really was no surprise to find at the end that the author has published books of poetry before this novel.

I liked the etheric quality produced.

It also has historic qualities exploring the Hindu, Sikh and Muslim divisions in families and communities.

A good read, throughly enjoyable all the way to the end - would make a lovely film.


Three Men in a Boat
Three Men in a Boat
Price: £0.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Messing about on the river and life in general, 11 July 2011
I had forgotten how funny this book is - a lovely take on human nature as well as some interesting snippets about places along the Thames - many years ago I worked on the river and it brought back some very vivid memories. A modern classic and an excellent FREE read


New Statesman
New Statesman
Price: £4.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle is a great medium for delivering this magazine, 11 July 2011
This review is from: New Statesman (Kindle Edition)
I simply have to agree with the positive reviews for this publication - very easy to navigate around the articles - I throughly enjoyed the content. I certainly think I will keep this subscription going so I can keep in touch with the mood in the UK while I spend long months in The Gambia.


Witness the Night
Witness the Night

5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping Story Enlightening History, 11 July 2011
This review is from: Witness the Night (Kindle Edition)
Loved the technique used to tell his story and open up the disturbing background of how unwanted girls are dealt with in a culture that prizes the birth of boys.
Could not put this one down a real page turner for me


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