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  • Liquidshadows
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    I love e-books. Over the last three years I've read them almost exclusively. I just wish I could d/l Mother London.

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  • rat_in_a_cage
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    Saw it today on a festival and bought it at once.

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  • Kymba334
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    Originally posted by zlogdan View Post
    I had ordered the second Corum trilogy from an English store, used, but it came almost as new.
    Trying to replace my missing Corum novels myself, only have the first two from the first trilogy so far. Both series of these books were just a beautiful, almost hypnotic read, the first and only time that I did read them, many years ago as i recall.

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  • zlogdan
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    Originally posted by zlogdan View Post
    One of the bookstores I had previously bought from sent me a list of around gazillions sf books they were selling for 1.3 US Dollars each. First I had the list narrowed down to 40 titles, but I would not be able to afford everything, then I narrowed it down to 30 books, thinking that I would probably have to reduce it even more later, but the seller replied telling he only had:

    Michael Moorcock Phoenix in Obsidian (1973)
    Michael Moorcock The Blood Red Game (1974)
    Michael Moorcock The Eternal Champion (1970)
    Michael Moorcock The Twilight Man (1970)
    Michael Moorcock The Black Corridor (1969)
    Roger Zelazny Isle of the Dead (1969)
    Roger Zelazny Jack of Shadows (1974)
    Roger Zelazny Creatures of Light and Darkness (1970)
    Roger Zelazny The Changing Land (1981)
    Fritz Leiber Swords in the Mist (1968)
    Fritz Leiber Gather, Darkness! (1950)
    Fritz Leiber Sworlds in the Mist (1979)
    Fritz Leiber Sworlds Against Wizardry (1979)
    Fritz Leiber Conjure Wife (1969)
    Fritz Leiber The Big Time (1969)

    Bought everything, 1.3 US Dollar each.

    Good deal huh! I had to tell my wife I made crazy thing, but you folks gotta admit it was worth :-)

    After some weeks the books were delivered to my home. However, they are in real bad shape ( unlike the good shape described by the seller ). I am quite allergic to dust, mold and mites so I cannot even handle them. Although the literally quality is high, I cannot read these. All books are paperbacks.
    Will try to return the books, but from what I know of Brazilian book dealers they are not fond of refunding.

    On the other hand, I had ordered the second Corum trilogy from an English store, used, but it came almost as new.

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  • In_Loos_Ptokai
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    Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits - well, I didn't exactly buy it as such, but the second-hand store I do voluntary work at was throwing it out, so I grabbed it, and they smiled and said, okay, fine with us.

    I've found I increasingly enjoy Isabel Allende's novels. She's one of the best I've discovered over the last few years.

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  • zlogdan
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    Originally posted by Heresiologist View Post

    For that nice looking complete works e-book, I'd suggest you start with the stories in this collection: http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/sources/b.aspx

    ...or, if you're like me, you may need to change your handle to slogdan.
    I read

    http://fichinhasdelivros.blogspot.co...as-trevas.html

    this compilation back in 1992. I loved it. I however got into a serious depression after that. It was not caused by the book, however, my OCD fooled me into believe it so I had avoid Lovecraft until recently. As my treatment made me better, I finally can get back. But at this time ( see all those books above ) I will not buy books for years a few given the amount of books I got in my "to read" pile...

    Thanks for the tip on this compilation. I liked the ebook made by Chutuluckick, she made a great work on gathering his complete works in a epub.

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  • Heresiologist
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    Originally posted by zlogdan View Post
    Jack Vance e-books are drm free, I have bought 4 books from them. My greatest problem with Kobo is that I cannot use my favorite epub reader for android to read their books and I have a Samsung smartphone. There is a bug in their Android reader which I have reported 1 year ago and was not solved. Otherwise I would have bought many of Mike's books.

    Just a tip I have found: Lovecraft books are on public domain now and a lady has made a huge effort to gather all Lovecraft and put it at her site.

    http://cthulhuchick.com/free-complet...k-nook-kindle/

    Lovecraft is an author that deserves that we have a whole works on hardcopies, I will buy them eventually, but think I am going to read on epub before.
    The DRM free Vance e-books were a joy. Well, except for the the maps of Lyonesse. I had to consult the Internet to get a decent look at those.

    As for Lovecraft, I've already slogged through most, maybe even all, of his fiction. For myself, a lot of it was a bit of chore to get through.

    For that nice looking complete works e-book, I'd suggest you start with the stories in this collection: http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/sources/b.aspx

    ...or, if you're like me, you may need to change your handle to slogdan.

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  • zlogdan
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    Jack Vance e-books are drm free, I have bought 4 books from them. My greatest problem with Kobo is that I cannot use my favorite epub reader for android to read their books and I have a Samsung smartphone. There is a bug in their Android reader which I have reported 1 year ago and was not solved. Otherwise I would have bought many of Mike's books.

    Just a tip I have found: Lovecraft books are on public domain now and a lady has made a huge effort to gather all Lovecraft and put it at her site.

    http://cthulhuchick.com/free-complet...k-nook-kindle/

    Lovecraft is an author that deserves that we have a whole works on hardcopies, I will buy them eventually, but think I am going to read on epub before.

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  • Heresiologist
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    Originally posted by zlogdan View Post
    I am still a slave of the old fashion hard-copies but honestly I don't have a e-reader, besides my smartphone. This new one is better than my previous one and its screen is larger so I think I will read more. Not a big fan of DRM books.
    I've really warmed up to e-books, but the one DRM locked e-book that I have has been a real pain in the butt.

    I have to download and install additional software, run it while logged in to the website that sold the e-book, have the e-reader connected, and then wriggle my toes while chanting "ia ia Cbooklu" --- and it still won't work if the stars aren't right.

    I don't think I will ever get another DRMed e-book.

    On the other hand, I see that PM press now offers an e-book with each dead-tree book purchase. I expect they might be getting some money from me before too long.

    Originally posted by GuyLawley View Post
    Brother Death by John Lodwick (1948)
    (reissued by Valancourt)
    on Mike's recommendation.
    Loved it.
    Reviewed on Amazon UK.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brother-Deat...ywords=lodwick
    (E-book, read on Kindle)
    Great review! More please.

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  • GuyLawley
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    Brother Death by John Lodwick (1948)
    (reissued by Valancourt)
    on Mike's recommendation.
    Loved it.
    Reviewed on Amazon UK.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brother-Deat...ywords=lodwick
    (E-book, read on Kindle)

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  • zlogdan
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    it looks like I won't buy books in the next years ( see above ) and I have found "The Complete Sherlock Holmes" volumes 1 and 2, hardcover, 10 Us Dollars each, new directly from a promotion....

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  • zlogdan
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    I am still a slave of the old fashion hard-copies but honestly I don't have a e-reader, besides my smartphone. This new one is better than my previous one and its screen is larger so I think I will read more. Not a big fan of DRM books.

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  • Jack Of Shadows
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    Like the needle gun emote!

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  • David Mosley
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    The last hard book I bought was the new Jerry Cornelius: His Lives and Times volume. (just pretend it's a needle gun, ok? )

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  • waldschatten
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    In 2014 I've bought no physical books, but I did pick up the Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erickson in eBook.

    I think the last physical book I bought was either CJ Cherryh #6 in the the Foreigner series, can't remember the title at the moment, or the Uplift series. Of course having the last physical purchase being in '06 makes it a wee bit fuzzy in my memory.

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