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  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    All publishers must die.


    Charging more for an electronic copy is completely asinine. I should be able to share it with everyone since I would pay more for it, just like I can share a paperback edition with everyone.

    Bought it anyhow. Seems to get great ratings. Never read a Zombie book though. Never been a Vampire fan, so we will see how it goes. :)

    Thanks for the recommendation ethiostar. :thumbup:
  2. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    No problem.

    I hope you enjoy the book as much as I did. It was more about individual survivors and a discourse about governments than actual zombies. It is also very differently structured for a novel, as the title implies. I thought it was well done.

    BTW, the movie should be coming out soon. Here is a trailer...

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    I've been debating on getting an ereader but i'm still reluctant, at least not yet. Part of the reason is the price of books. Another reason is the number of books i have sitting on my shelf that I have yet to read.

    I buy 95% of my books used, either at a used book store near my house or online. Used books cost me, on average, $3-$4 per book. After I read it, if I don't want to hang on to it (I keep very few of them), I take it back to the bookstore and get credit for half of the price I paid for it. So, in reality, I spend $2 or less on each book I read. Considering I usually average at least a book per week (sometimes more), I can't justify paying any more than that for a book.
  3. JIMMYBUFFETT

    JIMMYBUFFETT Skinwalker

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    I don't do the whole vampire/zombie genre, but I did read this one in paper back. I really enjoyed it and it was a quick read.

    I'm reading Wool Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey right now. If you like post apocalyptic books, this is a must read.
  4. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Nice, I almost always enjoy watching the movie after reading the book. Last one I did this way was Money Ball.

    I can see that too. I hate buying physical books because they stack up. The only time I like it is if it's a technical book or it's a book I know I will read over and over.

    That said, there are millions of free books you can download with eReaders. Something to keep in mind. Amazon says they have an archive of over 2.5 million free books.
  5. Kingsmith88

    Kingsmith88 Benched

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    I've been wanting to read that book.
  6. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    not yet, but i'm planning to because i bought the book recently.
  7. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    Yeah, this annoys me. I have a half price book store here in town. I can go find a paperback version of something fairly recent for $3-4 tops. Yet, if I want the same thing on Kindle, I'm paying $9.99 or something.

    However, I read way more with my Kindle. I love the format.

    I did find that libraries are getting better about what they have on hand to lend. I think the system they use is called Overdrive for Kindle. Basically, once you check it out, it takes you to Amazon and automatically downloads via WiFi to your Kindle.

    You are in NY, right?
    http://ebooks.nypl.org

    Not a great selection....yet. But I hope it grows.

    At my local library, I found 4 or 5 books I had tagged on my Amazon wish list for later reading online and available for free from my library.

    The other option that is handy for free books is Amazon Prime. You only get one per month, but no due dates. Also get free 2 day shipping and access to the Amazon Instant Video library for $80 per year. Between books, shipping and TV, I think I'll pay for that.

    E-book prices will drop as it becomes more mainstream. Publishers are fighting the same battle record execs have. They had a cushy business with high margins and are reluctant to change their business model even though technology is forcing them too. I mean if they charge less for ebooks, no one will buy real books (at inflated margins), right?
  8. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch---------Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

    Love both authors and I can't believe it took me over 20 years to finally read this book. Angels, demons, death, witches, the Antichrist, Armageddon, and much more. Great plot and very funny. If you don't have a sense of humor about religion, you may need to avoid this book. Otherwise, read it, you won't be disappointed.
  9. FloridaRob

    FloridaRob Well-Known Member

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    I did! I picked it up one afternoon and did not put it down until I was finished. It was captivating. After reading that book, I feel like I was there the day Lincoln was shot. O'Reilly did a good job.
  10. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    Ancestor-------Scott Sigler

    Very good Sci-Fi. Some might consider the first 1/3 of the book to be slow but I didn't. It does a good job of setting up what is to come in the rest of the book. Half way through the book I couldn't put the book down. The action/suspense grips and doesn't let go. I really enjoyed this book. I may have to check out other books by Sigler, this was my first.

    Darkest Fear (Myron Bolitar Mystery)-----Harlan Coben

    One of the best in the serious. I liked it and read it in a day and a half.
  11. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Lower Connecticut, though I work in Manhattan. That said, within the next year I might be living in Manhattan. (looking that way anyhow)

    As for the Zombie book. I haven't had a lot of time to read it, but I've just entered the "Panic" part today, but haven't yet read anything of that section yet. So far, I'm very pleased except for one part where the guy he was supposedly interviewing was way, way, way to self centered. Very much like a certain Canadian who posts here. :laugh2:
  12. a_minimalist

    a_minimalist Well-Known Member

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    That's not an official trailer, it's a fake. People seem to think it's a cool idea to make fake trailers and pass them off as real ones. The clips in that trailer are from Se7en, 28 days later and other zombie films.
  13. bklyn1028

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    URIEL, wow what a book!!!
  14. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    :bang2:

    I should have recognized the scene with Pitt in the interrogation room from Se7en.
  15. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    Long Lost (Myron Bolitar Mystery)-----Harlan Coben

    By far the weakest book in the series. Meh...
  16. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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  17. Mike_45

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    Is anyone into Spy thrillers? Alex Berenson has wrote a few novels about one character that went deep cover in Al qaeda and then re-joined the world and continues to do counter-terrorism.

    All of his books just grab your attention, his character development is very good, even for minor secondary characters.
  18. ragman

    ragman Active Member

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    Reading George R.R. Martin's book A Game Of Thrones. Love it! Can't wait to read the rest of the books in the series.
  19. Kingsmith88

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    Just got World War Z. So far it is awesome, question without giving anything away do they revist the stories they are discussing in the first chapter?
  20. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    I'm currently reading Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. It's the true story of former Olympian, bombardier, and POW Louis Zamperini. It's one of the most riveting books I've read in years.

    I'm also reading Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. That is significantly less riveting.

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