A little later than usual due to a family holiday, here’s my personal selection from this month’s kindle offers, with the emphasis on Fiction, Scifi, Classics and a bit of nonfiction. All 99p or thereabouts.
Decent month for lit fic.
My Secret History – Paul Theroux I may have read this 20 years ago, have forgotten everything about it
Oreo – Fran Ross – I loved The Sellout by Paul Beatty and this is referenced in several reviews, though written in 1974.
Brazzaville Beach – William Boyd
Girl – Edna O’Brien May be too dark for me as it’s O’Brien’s take on the Boko Harum schoolgirl abductions.
Again, strong lineup
Dark Eden – Chrs Beckett – first of a trilogy, very well reviewed.
Autonomous – Annalee Newitz Read this a few weeks ago. Excellent on AI and genetic engineering.
Aurora – Kim Stanley Robinson – KSR’s take on the generation starship novel. Always worth reading him.
The Dark Forest – Cixin Liu OK you should but#y this but not read it. It’s part two of a trilogy and I have just read part one – The Three Body Problem and it is fantastic. The Cultural Revolution, Chinese society and a first contact scenario. A genuinely new voice in SF (albeit new in translation rather than in the original). So read 3BP first.
Finch – John Vandermeer. I love the Southern Reach trilogy. A standalone that looks a bit more fantasy.
This is Your Brain On Music – Daniel Levitin One for us all. How does music affect our brains? Well, that depends on whether its MES or Mozart of course.
Eating Animals – Jonathan Safar Foer – interesting writer takes on eating meat.
Band of Brothers – Stephen Ambrose. Never read. Not sure I will personally but clearly a good book.
Into The Wild – John Krakauer
Jane Eyre – has anyone not read this? If not a nice Penguin classics edition for you.
The Complete Sherlock Holmes – again in a Penguin edition so should be properly edited, rather than the endless free copies also available
The Maltese Falcon -Hammett