It’s the first of the month which brings a new set of 99p Monthly Deals for the Kindle. And we all (most) have more time on our hands. My personal selections:
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving
A Good Man in Africa William Boyd
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier by Michael Chabon
The Slap – Tsiolkas
Abide With Me – Liz Strout
Closed Circle – Jonathan Coe
Good selection – I can thoroughly recommend the Chabon and Tsiolkas, looking forward to the Boyd
There’s also the new Caitlin Moran on Britpop, How to Be Famous.
Not a great month TBH but there’s the Penguin Classics version of Don Quixote (‘award winning translation’) which I think is made for the Kindle and I will yet again fail to quite commit to the Count of Monte Cristo.
John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War is very well reviewed, even if I generally steer well clear of military themed sci-fi.
I can recommend Jeff Vermeer’s outstanding Annihilation, filmed a couple of years ago, as a genuinely new and deeply unsettling.
I’m unconvinced by Adrian Tchiakovsky – he’s written a lot quite quickly – but Dogs of War may just be worth a 99p punt.
Two goodies. James Ellroy’s The Black Dahlia is a must-read, the first of his stellar LA Quartet. And Hitler’s Peace from Afterword favourite Philip Kerr. lots more other people who know more about the genre can recommend.