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Vince W

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Haggard! Doyle!

Great storytellers.

I must've read 20 or so of Haggard's romances.
I've only read Allan Quatermain and She, but I need to read more.

Vince there's a lot of older authors who's works are legally free because they are old and the copyright has expired. Though Iv'e found that on Amazon there's a good few collected editions up for nominal costs where someone has taken the time to collate them and at least put them into a sensible book order for the kindle. There's some big free libraries around the net that legally display the works though most are in text file format so you tend to need Calibre to make them into proper books for ease of searching etc...
I've used Gutenberg on many occasions but the Kindle is a hassle to get those books on them even with Calibre. I usually just read those on my computer screen instead.
 

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Posy Simmonds Tamara Drewe and Gemma Bovery

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dask

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Found a bunch of James Branch Cabell stuff for free on Amazon the other day so downloaded what I saw. Read about him in James Blish's collection of sf essays The Tale That Wags The God.
 

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Tess with today's arrivals. Sebald wrote The Rings of Saturn and The Emigrants, which I just read. G. A. Williamson is author of the study of the historian Josephus. Josephus is the Classical author who used to be literally a household name but now, I suppose, is not recognized by more than a handful. Time was when ambitious poets would think about writing an epic on the Fall of Jerusalem in AD 70, and Josephus was (and is) the chief source for that ghastly story. Whiston's translation of Josephus was, if I'm not mistaken, a pretty common item in rectory libraries. His Jewish War is or anyway was in Penguin Classics. I've argued that Arthur Machen may have been recollecting Josephus in the first (and best) part of his famous novella "The Great God Pan." If I'm right, the "Let us go hence" would have been recognized by many of Machen's readers and would have been suggestive of something truly dreadful. Read here if interested:


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I just down loaded Neal Asher's "The Human". I have been saving Line War and The Warship (I have already read The Soldier), so that I can read them back to back.

Shame about the Covid-19 outbreak. He was due to sign the hardback at Forbidden Planet and I wanted to pick one up.
 

dask

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Not sure. Maybe. Just discovered (or perhaps rediscovered) this and had a few extra bucks in my account so decided to go for it.
 

Extollager

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The Walser books were given to me. I've only just started to read this
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author, but I think he's going to get hold of me. The two sf books were ones on that 1968 reading list that I mentioned elsewhere as something I came across last week. I remembered having read Time of the Great Freeze as a youngster, but not The Ninth Galaxy Reader, about which Hugh helped me last week with a detailed comment on the contents.

 

Randy M.

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I was twiddling my thumbs, debating on whether to pick up a couple of books at probably the best used bookstore in our town (do I really need more when I have so many I haven't read yet) when a friend mentioned they were running a 25% off sale. I'm now the proud owner of,
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Bick

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I was twiddling my thumbs, debating on whether to pick up a couple of books at probably the best used bookstore in our town (do I really need more when I have so many I haven't read yet) when a friend mentioned they were running a 25% off sale. I'm now the proud owner of,
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No isolation from the current pandemic then?
 

J-Sun

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Whatever they do, I hope they don't bleach their books or leave 'em out in the sun.
 
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