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Getting a kindle and was wondering if someone could recommend me some good books (ebooks?)
I am not very well read and there are plenty of books that I should have read that I haven't, most of the reading I have done in the last while has been for college. Any ideas what might be accessible and not too overwhelming or time consuming?
That's pretty accessible and quick to read. And I enjoyed it. Read that?
these are some books I really like that id consider accessible and reasonably short:
the history of love - nicole krauss
mother night - kurt vonnegut
never let me go - kazuo shiguro
naive super - erlend loe
young hearts crying - richard yates
jernigan - david gates
the waterproof bible - andrew kaufman
jesus' son - denis johnson
it's very gaimany... no, that sounds like chewy meat. gaimanesque. reading children's books makes me way broody. gonna start the ice-shirt by william t vollman after that, might only read books described as swashbuckling from now on.
oh, i got the thousand autumns of jacob de zoet in the post and it's bloody massive. it's a paperback and it comes up to the shoulder of a 2 litre bottle of lemonade... can't carry that around all day.
it's been a while since I read anything, I'm really enjoying it, it's all quite weird and surreal, and I love the way he writes.
it's been so long since i've read it i can't remember if shadow being black/mixed race is ever explicitly mentioned... i was talking to a pal about who should play him in the hbo series and he was giving me stinkeye about wanting a white actor in a black part, him being non-white had never once entered into my mind personally.
I'll see if it crops up in the rest (not finished it yet)
I did also read good omens, which is excellent.
I kinda had him pegged as a skinny white dude, but that's probably just because I'm a skinny white dude.
as i want to learn more about it
a black boxer and communist from Manchester during the 20s. It's pretty good but probably not so much if you're not from Manchester.
I'd get something post 1989 for obvious reasons.
a lot easier to read than I'd thought. Enjoying it.
I know some people like to have all their books on display on their shelf for people to see, but reading outside of the house can be a bit dificult.
The main reason is that if I keep buying as many books as I'm buying, I'll eventually run out of space and eventually have to buy a kindle. But i like holding a book, having it on display as you say (even though no one see's them, a bit like lastfm in that sense), and find it easier to read on paper than on screen.
it really does look like paper. I do prefer real books but as I do most my reading on my commute the kindle is really handy especially for new releases when the only hard copy is a giant hardback.
I really dislike that the only way to legally buy books for it is through amazon though
Where you can download the ebook after purchasing the physical copy.
Enjoying it muchly.
Finished reading Bob Dylan's autobiography recently which was fucking great.
and East of Eden. They're pretty long.
It's the first in a 10 part series. Original sixties Swedish crime fiction. Unfussy and absolutely superb.
I got The Count of Monte Cristo for my birthday so I'm going to read that in the holidays.
Portrait as an Addict as a Young Man, very accessible and interesting. Feels weird to read anything this fast after the relatively swampy 1Q84.
oh boy it's good, i love it. going to try to finish it by christmas though, as i've sussed out two books in my mountain of gifts :D
just finished it. best book i've read all year. can't recommend it highly enough tbh.
I have loads of reading to do for the next while. Kindles are great.