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Old 05-20-2011, 11:17 PM   #31
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Don't know if it particularly matters to anyone but I don't believe The Spies of Warsaw is available in eBook form universally. I haven't been able to find a place I can buy it yet (Australia).
That's a tricky one. Is it available as a pbook even?

I know The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré isn't available in the US as an ebook, but it can be had as a pbook.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:22 PM   #32
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That's a tricky one. Is it available as a pbook even?

I know The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré isn't available in the US as an ebook, but it can be had as a pbook.
Uh oh. I thought that availability as an eBook in the US was a requirement. If it's not, I've got a terrific nomination in mind.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:26 PM   #33
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I could be wrong but I don't think being an ebook in the US is a requirement this month.

If that's the case, I will also second (or third if it's already seconded) The Spy Who Came In From The Cold. I'm intrigued that it's on those lists of great books.

If it's the third in a series, will we be lost if we haven't read the other two though? Or will it be easy enough to pick up?
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:56 PM   #34
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Uh oh. I thought that availability as an eBook in the US was a requirement. If it's not, I've got a terrific nomination in mind.
Is it? I didn't think it being an ebook was an absolute requirement.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:27 AM   #35
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Sorry - I didn't mean that it invalidates the nomination, but such information might be pertinent to those voting. I know I wouldn't vote for a book that is not available legally as an ebook in Australia for example.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:29 AM   #36
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Is it? I didn't think it being an ebook was an absolute requirement.
The selections have two simple requirements..

1. It must be available as an ebook.

2. It should fall in the month category.

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Old 05-21-2011, 12:32 AM   #37
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The Chamber by John Grisham? I've read it but I would re-read it. It was fairly good. Suspense

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Old 05-21-2011, 12:34 AM   #38
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The selections have two simple requirements..

1. It must be available as an ebook.
In the US or just somewhere?

Sorry I checked the initial post before I made that last post and must have missed the requirement, not trying to stir the pot.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:50 AM   #39
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Well, even though The Spy Who Came In From The Cold is not available as an e-book in the U.S. (is it elsewhere?), have no fear U.S. citizens, because as it came up in search results, The Dog Who Came In From The Cold and The Prostitute Who Came In From The Cold are both available as e-books in the U.S.!
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:22 PM   #40
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Uh oh. I thought that availability as an eBook in the US was a requirement. If it's not, I've got a terrific nomination in mind.
Being an eBook in the US is not a requirement. But TBH, I think that if it's not, it won't have a chance to win.
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:26 PM   #41
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I'll nominate John Grisham's The Firm. It is an eBook and it is available in the US.

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For a young lawyer on the make, it was an offer he couldn't refuse: a position at a law firm where the bucks, billable hours, and benefits are over the top. It's a dream job for an up-and-comer—if he can overlook the uneasy feeling he gets at the office. Then an FBI investigation plunges the straight and narrow attorney into a nightmare of terror and intrigue, with no choice but to pit his wits, ethics, and legal skills against the firm's deadly secrets—if he hopes to stay alive . . .
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:59 PM   #42
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Post #2 is updated to this point with nominations.

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The Chamber by John Grisham? I've read it but I would re~read it. It was fairly good. Suspense
Is this a nomination?
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Old 05-21-2011, 02:47 PM   #43
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No love for The Eiger Sanction? I thought that was supposed to be a great one.
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Old 05-21-2011, 03:43 PM   #44
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No love for The Eiger Sanction? I thought that was supposed to be a great one.
I've read it twice, and seen the film at least three times, so though I like it, don't really want to read it again.

I'd like to nominate Vanishing Act by Thomas Perry, as it has been recommended in another thread by CRussel, and I want to read it soon.

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