Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion)

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-06-2012, 12:56 AM   #1
Synamon
Lunatic
Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Synamon ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Synamon's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,591
Karma: 3922734
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Land of the Loonie
Device: Kindle Paperwhite and Keyboard, Kobo Aura, iPad mini, iPod Touch
Amazon $1.99 Weekend Deal - Flowers for Algernon

And the winner is.... Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. Price dropped from $7.99 to $1.99 until Sunday. This will probably get a price match everywhere else tomorrow, so you can check your favourite storefront for it. In case you grew up on Mars and have never heard of this:
Quote:
Daniel Keyes wrote little SF but is highly regarded for one classic, Flowers for Algernon. As a 1959 novella it won a Hugo Award; the 1966 novel-length expansion won a Nebula. The Oscar-winning movie adaptation Charly (1968) also spawned a 1980 Broadway musical.

Following his doctor's instructions, engaging simpleton Charlie Gordon tells his own story in semi-literate "progris riports." He dimly wants to better himself, but with an IQ of 68 can't even beat the laboratory mouse Algernon at maze-solving:

I dint feel bad because I watched Algernon and I lernd how to finish the amaze even if it takes me along time.

I dint know mice were so smart.

Algernon is extra-clever thanks to an experimental brain operation so far tried only on animals. Charlie eagerly volunteers as the first human subject.

Vote for next weekend's $1.99 deal here. The Nomination looks good, but you could vote for one of the others if you insist.
Synamon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 02:13 AM   #2
crich70
Grand Sorcerer
crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.crich70 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
crich70's Avatar
 
Posts: 6,587
Karma: 21805335
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Monroe Wisconsin
Device: K3, Kindle Paperwhite, Calibre, and Mobipocket for Pc (netbook)
Sounds like a good deal. I can remember reading the story in high school. I can't recall if I read the short story or novel length version when in school but I do remember it. Cliff Robertson played the main character in the movie version.
crich70 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 08:08 AM   #3
Andreiuta
Zealot
Andreiuta ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Andreiuta ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Andreiuta ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Andreiuta ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Andreiuta ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Andreiuta ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Andreiuta ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Andreiuta ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Andreiuta ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Andreiuta ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Andreiuta ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Andreiuta's Avatar
 
Posts: 107
Karma: 612606
Join Date: Feb 2011
Device: Sony PRS-T1
Thank you, Synamon! I'm on a binge of reading/rereading the past Hugo awarded books, so this deal comes at the perfect time.
Andreiuta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 09:30 AM   #4
wyndslash
Wizard
wyndslash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wyndslash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wyndslash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wyndslash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wyndslash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wyndslash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wyndslash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wyndslash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wyndslash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wyndslash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.wyndslash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
wyndslash's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,949
Karma: 3000001
Join Date: Feb 2011
Device: Kindle 3 wifi, Kindle Fire
hmm...this sounds pretty sad :c
wyndslash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 03:53 PM   #5
cromag
Surfing the alpha waves ~
cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.cromag ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
cromag's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,580
Karma: 12454724
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New Jersey
Device: Jetbook Lite, Jetbook Mini, Netbook, and two Androids
It is touching and poignant, but a very good read.

The short story is, IMHO, much more powerful than the later novelization.
cromag is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 07:45 PM   #6
Rand1956
Junior Member
Rand1956 began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 8
Karma: 10
Join Date: Jun 2011
Device: Nook Simple Touch, Samsung Galaxy Express, Nook HD+
Yes, it's heartbreaking and wonderful at the same time.
Rand1956 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2012, 08:26 PM   #7
caleb72
Indie Advocate
caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.caleb72 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
caleb72's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,708
Karma: 14627223
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Device: Kindle
No ebook available for Australians.
caleb72 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 04:09 AM   #8
bgalbrecht
Wizard
bgalbrecht ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bgalbrecht ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bgalbrecht ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bgalbrecht ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bgalbrecht ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bgalbrecht ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bgalbrecht ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bgalbrecht ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bgalbrecht ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bgalbrecht ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.bgalbrecht ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 1,028
Karma: 6379745
Join Date: Aug 2007
Device: nook color, nook touch
Quote:
Originally Posted by Synamon View Post
And the winner is.... Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. Price dropped from $7.99 to $1.99 until Sunday. This will probably get a price match everywhere else tomorrow, so you can check your favourite storefront for it.
This is not an Agency 6 ebook, so it's not likely to be price-matched. B&N has it at an outrageous $9.99, a dollar more than the mass market paperback they sell. Kobo is $8.55, so if you're looking for a cheap epub, you're not likely to find one.
bgalbrecht is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 04:28 AM   #9
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 63,420
Karma: 41542799
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: PW2, iPad Retina Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro, Onyx T68, N7,
Amazon UK don't have it as an ebook at all.
HarryT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 10:00 AM   #10
koland
Grand Sorcerer
koland ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.koland ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.koland ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.koland ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.koland ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.koland ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.koland ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.koland ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.koland ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.koland ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.koland ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 7,816
Karma: 5922610
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: TN, USA
Device: kindle(1/2/3/dx), nook, nookcolr, Sony, Kobo, epic, iphone, iPad, pc
Quote:
Originally Posted by bgalbrecht View Post
This is not an Agency 6 ebook, so it's not likely to be price-matched. B&N has it at an outrageous $9.99, a dollar more than the mass market paperback they sell. Kobo is $8.55, so if you're looking for a cheap epub, you're not likely to find one.
Not too awful, if you can pair it with one of the 35%-45% off coupons.
koland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 10:24 AM   #11
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 63,420
Karma: 41542799
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: PW2, iPad Retina Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro, Onyx T68, N7,
A truly heartbreaking book. I think it's a great book, but one I find difficult to read.
HarryT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 12:54 PM   #12
SteveK
Addict
SteveK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SteveK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SteveK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SteveK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SteveK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SteveK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SteveK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SteveK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SteveK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SteveK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.SteveK ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 225
Karma: 1005314
Join Date: Nov 2008
Device: Kindle PW, PW2, Kindle3, Kobo Glo, tablets, phone
I read it many years ago, but I'm fairly certain I read the older novella version rather than the full-length novel offered by Amazon, as I read it as part of an anthology. It was definitely an excellent story, truly heartbreaking as described above. I've now purchased the full-length novel from Amazon, and it's now on my Kindle for future reading.

Thanks for the information!

SteveK
SteveK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2012, 02:01 PM   #13
stonetools
Wizard
stonetools ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stonetools ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stonetools ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stonetools ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stonetools ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stonetools ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stonetools ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stonetools ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stonetools ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stonetools ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.stonetools ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
stonetools's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,016
Karma: 2838487
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Device: Ipad, IPhone
BBC's A Good Read discussed it recently. One of the greatest SF stories of all time.
stonetools is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Big Deal @ Amazon djulian Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 1 12-22-2011 08:55 PM
Flowers for Algernon - Authors Sticking to their Guns/ideas kennyc Writers' Corner 3 07-22-2011 08:08 PM
Amazon gets exclusivity deal B.Tackitt News 76 08-24-2010 10:54 PM
All The Many Ways Amazon So Very Failed the Weekend nick101 News 97 02-06-2010 01:15 PM
Did Fictionwise send a weekend newsletter this weekend? texasnightowl Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 2 03-01-2009 07:04 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:10 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.