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    Have Kindle...Need Book Suggestions

    As the title suggests i have bought myself a kindle 3...but i am lacking in the books department, ive bought a few which i have been wanting to read, but i am looking for suggestions on good reads to keep me going.

    All input is appreciated

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    There's a few good free ones, the Sherlock Holmes collection, HP Lovecraft, Jules Verne.

    I'd suggest others but it depends what type of books you normally read and enjoy?
    Last edited by jamesb; 5th August 2011 at 01:56 PM.

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    i like most things, excluding mushy romance stuff

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    As a read I quite enjoyed Digital Fortress

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesb View Post
    There's a few good free ones, the Sherlock Holmes collection, HP Lovecraft, Jules Verne.

    I'd suggest others but it depends what type of books you normally read and enjoy?
    Bought? What does that mean??

    http://www.ereaderiq.co.uk/
    http://www.manybooks.net/categories/
    http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/
    http://www.baen.com/library/books.asp

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    Neal Asher's Polity series are probably one of the best Space Opera sets of recent time.

    Max Frei's The Stranger and The Ship of Woes (I think) are very good semi-surrealistic adult-Harry Potter-esqeish fantasy/weirdness stuff.

    Infernal Devices is good if you like Steampunk at all, along with George Mann's works.

    Rule 32 and Halting State by Charles Stross are good modern-science fiction-cyberpunk fare, with a lot of interesting ideas.

    The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss make for some very good fantasy stuff - though frustrating as he seems to take a long time between books.

    The Lies of Locke Lamora is more fantasy fare, also quite good.

    The Diamond Age is one of my favourites, by Neal Stephenson and up there with Dune in my estimation. Also Snow Crash by the same.

    More fantasy stuff - Blood of Elves and The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski (where the Witcher games came from).

    Hopefully that'll be enough to be getting on with.

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    Douglas Coupland : Microserfs (tho a little dated now) or Miss Wyoming
    Phillip Reeve Mortal Engines series (Young adult but a brilliant series)

    +1 for Lovecraft if you can take the overwrought language.

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    calibre - E-book management to convert ebook formats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodan View Post
    +1 for Lovecraft if you can take the overwrought language.
    Not to mention the crawling, creeping horror, fear to ever go diving, and phobia of non-Euclidian geometry which it causes.

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    I have a collection of Lovecraft works already i tried to read "trainspotting" once and i couldnt make head nor tail of the scottish written dialect....it was harder to get through than reading "a clockwork orange"!

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    Pfft call yourself geeks? I have been off for 2 weeks and I have read:
    Another book on Windows 7 deployment
    V-App book
    .. and I'm halfway through a Powershell book.


    I wish I could read something a little more fictional but my brain craves knowledge. Seriously though having instant delivery is not good as I see a book, 1 click delivery and I have it

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    http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00480O9KK <-- enjoyed the first 3

    Also the complete sherlock holmes, I can second that. Free, and quite enjoyable.

    Get the O'Reilly ebook "deal of the day" as well, you never know what gems come up half price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaleStorm View Post
    I have a collection of Lovecraft works already i tried to read "trainspotting" once and i couldnt make head nor tail of the scottish written dialect....it was harder to get through than reading "a clockwork orange"!
    LMAO @ trainspotting, obviously its no problem for me to understand I think they put a dictionary in the back of some of the editions to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    Pfft call yourself geeks? I have been off for 2 weeks and I have read:
    Another book on Windows 7 deployment
    V-App book
    .. and I'm halfway through a Powershell book.


    I wish I could read something a little more fictional but my brain craves knowledge. Seriously though having instant delivery is not good as I see a book, 1 click delivery and I have it
    Sooo...you're suggesting we're not geeks because we don't read the manual?

    With you on the instant delivery though - I've taken my card details off Amazon and started just buying an amount in gift vouchers each month, saves me from losing everything to books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    LMAO @ trainspotting, obviously its no problem for me to understand I think they put a dictionary in the back of some of the editions to help.
    It also didn't help that the stories didn't connect very well either. I love the film, but the book I can do without. I do however like The Acid House tales.

    Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy is well worth a read.

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