Right, have some suggestions from Amazon UK's latest ebook deal newsletter
. These are all under £2 at Amazon; most are also on offer at Kobo. Penguin Modern Classics seem to be having a sales binge so it's worth trawling through the rest of the deals list if you like their catalogue. As always, check the price before clicking the buy button.
I know some of you do find these posts useful for flagging up stuff to have a closer look at. I put in the covers this time because there were a couple I specifically wanted to show. Is it useful to see the covers, or does this make the post too unwieldy on people's flist?
John Wyndham - The Day of the Triffids - in a Penguin Modern Classics edition, with the newest cover art by Brian Cronin. The art's a good match in tone/period feel for the book, but I still think of Harry Willock's reverse colour line drawing cover art of the 1970s as the ur-cover art for Wyndham, just as Tom Baker is My Doctor. https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/the-day-of-the-triffidshttp://amzn.to/2rGLcrO
Master and Commander (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 1) (Aubrey & Maturin series) by Patrick O'Brian
I have provided the title exactly as given on the Amazon and Kobo pages. Yes, I am easily amused.https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/master-and-commander-aubrey-maturin-series-book-1http://amzn.to/2sc2Ebp
Val McDermid - Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime
Non-fiction from one of the greatest crime writers of today. One for the writers, but also of general geeky interest.http://amzn.to/2sDQEk9
CS Lewis - Mere Christianity
Lewis's collection of radio broadcasts setting out the case for Christianity.https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/mere-christianity-2http://amzn.to/2rC8xQk
Tony Robinson - No Cunning Plan
Another acting memoir. Haven't looked at the sample yet, but if Robinson's any good at writing prose, this is probably going to be interesting.http://amzn.to/2rBXjeT
George Orwell - The Road to Wigan Pier
Orwell's non-fiction is as important, and as topical, as his fiction.https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/the-road-to-wigan-pier-4http://amzn.to/2rGIB1g
Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange
Haven't read this in at least thirty years, but I suspect I would still find it equal parts horrifying, terrifying and laugh-out-loud funny. It's only just occurred to me that this book pressed some of the same buttons for me that Iain (M) Banks would some years later.https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/a-clockwork-orangehttp://amzn.to/2sAGyzI
And while I was looking for Amazon US links for these books, I stumbled across this:
There. Are. No. Words.