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View Poll Results: January 2012 Mobile Read Book Club Run-Off Vote
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré 20 45.45%
Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse 24 54.55%
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:06 PM   #31
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So yes, the Smiley series is a series. Fantastic Fiction and Overdrive agree with this. I've read some of the Jack Reacher series and so far each book has been mostly stand alone. Yet it is still a series.
As I said.. Obsession..
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:11 AM   #32
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We are the 45.45%!

The poll was close but we have a clear and decisive winner, and the first tiered vote went well.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:18 AM   #33
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Yay! Not sure if I have missed it somewhere in the various threads, but has anyone found a source for the Black Rain ebook? If not, I'd better hurry up and get an order in to Amazon for the DTB version...
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:27 AM   #34
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I can get it fron the Sony Store (I'm in Sweden, but have a US billing address in the Sony Store), but it's more expensive than I like to pay for an ebook (around $10), but it seems that georestrictions makes it hard for us non-US people to get it.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:01 AM   #35
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Yay! Not sure if I have missed it somewhere in the various threads, but has anyone found a source for the Black Rain ebook? If not, I'd better hurry up and get an order in to Amazon for the DTB version...
I purchased my epub version through Kobo. Fortunately I was able to take advantage of a 50% off deal. Inkmesh currently shows three sources.

Inkmesh search.
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It's *not* a series. It *does* have recurring characters (i.e. Smiley). There is nothing in the book that requires reading any previous.
Concur completely.
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Thanks both. Unfortunately none of the sites listed will allow me to purcase from the UK. Might just have to go for the DTB version.
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Yay! Not sure if I have missed it somewhere in the various threads, but has anyone found a source for the Black Rain ebook? If not, I'd better hurry up and get an order in to Amazon for the DTB version...
Its available in ebook format on Amazon - at least here in the states. Kindle Edition
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As I said.. Obsession..
How can you be so wrong? It's a series and your saying it's not is not going to change that.
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Thanks both. Unfortunately none of the sites listed will allow me to purcase from the UK. Might just have to go for the DTB version.
I read it in DTB from the local university library. You won't be the only Luddite.
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So Black Rain has been purchased, calibred, metadataed and sideloaded.

Does it still count for 2012 if I read it now and finish before the 1st?
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Does it still count for 2012 if I read it now and finish before the 1st?
I wouldn't think it would count towards 2012 if it's read in 2011.
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Its available in ebook format on Amazon - at least here in the states. Kindle Edition
Won't let me buy it . Daft, really, as I often order paper books from Amazon US without any rights problems.

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