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Old 02-06-2013, 05:44 PM   #15571
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I'm listening to episode #13 of Burns and Allen and I just heard Mel Blanc as the postman.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:04 PM   #15572
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Now for The Runner by WJ Davies also set in the Silo universe and endorsed by HH. Hopefully it can capture some of the same emotions that Hugh is able to bring out.
Not quite the level of Hugh's work, but it was good.

Now onto something completely different. Probably. I really don't know what I am going to read next. I will decide tomorrow.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:31 AM   #15573
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The movie is quite good. If you've not seen it, do so.
Oh yes, the original, not the remake, is excellent. I caught it late one night on cable a while back which pushed me to pick the book back up again.

This might be one of those rare instances where the movie really is better than the book.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:15 AM   #15574
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I'm reading that in parallel to another book. Only one chapter in and what I've noticed is that the writing itself isn't that marvellous. The story looks like it might be OK though.
Can you recommend a good ebook edition of it?
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:29 AM   #15575
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Can you recommend a good ebook edition of it?
The Kindle edition is only $2.99 here in the US.

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Old 02-07-2013, 02:33 AM   #15576
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Thanks. Doesn't seem to be available in the UK, unfortunately.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:59 AM   #15577
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Can you recommend a good ebook edition of it?
I'm not very good with UK ebooks. I'm blocked from buying ebooks from Amazon UK because of my location and I've never really looked in other major UK outlets for ebooks.

I'm actually much better at answering those sorts of questions for someone in the US - odd though that might seem.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:02 AM   #15578
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I'm not very good with UK ebooks. I'm blocked from buying ebooks from Amazon UK because of my location and I've never really looked in other major UK outlets for ebooks.

I'm actually much better at answering those sorts of questions for someone in the US - odd though that might seem.
I was just wondering if you'd recommend the version you're reading and, if so, what it was, so I could see if it was available in the UK. I've hadn't read any of Neville Shute's work, and this seems like a good one to start with.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:42 AM   #15579
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Ah sorry - obviously that's what you wanted, and you're probably asking me because as long as I bought my copy as an Australian (rather than as an American - which I sometimes do), then it's probably the same one that would be available to you in the UK.

I bought the Vintage edition published in 2009. I could have just borrowed the same edition in paperback from my local library for nothing, but I was being supremely lazy - which is one of the reasons I definitely will borrow the paperback for Lolita. My credit card has become grumpy.

I can be a little less fussy about formatting, especially as the book has already gone through one Calibre conversion when I liberated it from Play, but in my PW it has a working table of contents, the formatting looks OK and I can't recall hideous scanning errors.

Of course, you do a great deal of proof-reading, so maybe my OK is your terrible, but it seems quite good to me.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:51 AM   #15580
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Thank you very much - I'll see if it's available for me.
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Prepare yourself for mammoth-sized chapters. Shute didn't believe in providing frequent rest stops. Be sure and go before you leave the house.
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I finally completed my 3rd book of the year, the MobileRead Book Club selection for February [Romance]: A Town Like Alice. Once again I was pleasantly surprised by a war time (during & after) story that I wasn't sure I would like.

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Attempt #2 of Shadow Blade (Shadowchasers #1) and
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I finally completed my 3rd book of the year, the MobileRead Book Club selection for February [Romance]: A Town Like Alice. Once again I was pleasantly surprised by a war time (during & after) story that I wasn't sure I would like.


So you're a reading machine again then?
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So you're a reading machine again then?

Not quite, but I'm working on it.
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