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.
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.
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.
CS Lewis – Mere Christianity
Lewis’s collection of radio broadcasts setting out the case for Christianity.
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.
George Orwell – The Road to Wigan Pier
Orwell’s non-fiction is as important, and as topical, as his fiction.
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.