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Old 09-15-2009, 07:08 AM   #1
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Dan Brown - The Lost Symbol

This was released today in the UK (I assume worldwide). Now I know how a lot of you feel about Dan Brown and I am sure that a lot of those feelings are going to be vented again (btw Happy Birthday MoeJoe).

Personally, I have bought the book as I have enjoyed all of Dan's previous work (and with Waterstones selling the e-book at the same discounted price as the PB how could I not buy it?).

I have a few other books on my list, but I am looking forward to reading this book. It may not be a literary masterpiece, but it is an easy read.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:20 AM   #2
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I've bought it too. Dan Brown isn't "great literature", but he's always a "good read".
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:07 AM   #3
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I managed to get a copy in France (through Waterstones, UK) but had to pay more for the ebook than the hardback costs elsewhere. That ain't acceptable. But, what the heck; as a pro fiction editor, I must admit to admiring the way Dan Brown goes about the task of being a reliable, jobbing author. High literature? Of course not. A solid and thrilling read ... more than certainly! He works to a formula, of course. But so do all serious workers in any field. Nice to see though how folks like Brown go a little beyond mere chemistry and dabble with alchemy. It's all darned good fun. And if the crazy hype prompts a few folks to pick up a book and read, maybe re-consider some pre-conceived ideas, the guy's doing literature in general a great service. Cheers. Neil
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:14 AM   #4
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I managed to get a copy in France (through Waterstones, UK) but had to pay more for the ebook than the hardback costs elsewhere.
How much did you have to pay?

I bought from Waterstones UK for £9.49 which is the same price as the Hardback (a 50% 'discount')

While a lot of places are selling the book at silly prices (I think Amazon are selling for £4.99), I think that £9.49 is a reasonable price and am glad the E-book price reflected this. I am hoping that this is a way forward for Waterstones who in the past I have slated for their unreasonable prices...
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:28 AM   #5
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This was released today in the UK (I assume worldwide). Now I know how a lot of you feel about Dan Brown and I am sure that a lot of those feelings are going to be vented again (btw Happy Birthday MoeJoe).

Personally, I have bought the book as I have enjoyed all of Dan's previous work (and with Waterstones selling the e-book at the same discounted price as the PB how could I not buy it?).

I have a few other books on my list, but I am looking forward to reading this book. It may not be a literary masterpiece, but it is an easy read.
As much as I despise Dan Brown and can't stand what he does, I would rather every non-reader in the world read Dan Brown than nothing at all. If he promotes reading on any level, then he's a success in at least one, very important, area.

To that end I put up the Waterstons 20% offer in a thread http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...713#post592713
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:13 AM   #7
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:15 AM   #8
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And I wish I had looked at Books on Board first which has it at £5.68....

Ah well, too late now!
Damnit that's cheap as chips, I might even be tempted at the price.

Start a thread in the Freebies forum, and can I have the link, cause I'll put it in my 20% post too.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:43 AM   #9
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Ignore my post (now removed) - I had the book in my cart and wasn't reading it properly - it was for Angels and Demons.

I blame the wife for keeping me up all night with her snoring. I was too tired to realise what I was looking at!
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:50 AM   #10
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:59 AM   #11
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I have it on reserve from the library in ePub.
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Old 09-15-2009, 12:15 PM   #13
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My wife will probably buy it soon. I have no plans to read it but I will probably pick it up some day when I need a very effective but thoughtless distraction. It will probably do nicely for that.
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As I am based in far away Singapore, I guess I am just glad to be able to buy it so quickly at USD9.99 at Sony Ebook Store

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I'm guilty, downloaded it as soon as I got up this morning. Added it to both mine and DH's reader., We leave for vacation in a week, it'll be a good vacation read.
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