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  1. Strange Weather by Joe Hill is currently $3.99, down from $14.99 for US Kindle
  2. The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte is currently $2.99 on US Amazon Kindle The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell is currently $1.99
  3. Loved Girl With All the Gifts so I jumped on that too. New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson is currently $2.99 on US Amazon Kindle
  4. The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey is currently $2.99 on US Amazon Kindle The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers is currently $1.99
  5. The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway is currently $2.99 for US Kindle.
  6. Amen to the last two posts. And on the other side of the coin, I am probably going to shuffle off this mortal coil in the middle of maybe several series that I never finish. Which will piss me off. But if I never read another word of Lynch, Rothfuss and Martin, I'm glad I read what I did.
  7. Set in East Texas at the turn of the century. A young man's sister is kidnapped and he has to gather a posse to hunt down the kidnappers and save her. Horses, guns. Definitely a western. Elements of suspense, yes, but I would say it's definitely miscategorized as a mystery. Edit: I'll also echo that Lonesome Dove is very good.
  8. I'm not well-read in the genre but a very good recent one I read was The Thicket by Joe R. Lansdale. Great writing and characters. Would make a great movie. One of the characters is a dwarf (little person, not the fantasy type) and I'm pretty sure I read Peter Dinklage was signed to play him in a movie version. This was a couple years ago, so not sure if it is still in the works though.
  9. A City Dreaming by Daniel Polansky just dropped to $0.99 on US Kindle.
  10. Wilful Child by Erikson. Love Malazan. Like Star Trek. Seemed like a humorous idea. Probably the least funny thing I've ever read that was actively trying to be funny. Slow Regard of Silent Things by Rothfuss. One of the most painful things I've ever tried to get through. And failed, despite its short length. I curse the person who talked him into publishing that. Still hopeful to read book 3 before I die though.
  11. Boy's Life by Robert McCammon, his best and one of my all-time favorites, is currently $1.99 for Kindle on US Amazon.
  12. His Dark Materials. Third book. It was like he was actively trying to make me quit, and finally succeeded halfway through. Erikson is an example of what others have mentioned in that I'm constantly putting him down because I want to read something else, and 6 months later I'll come back and get back into it and wonder why the hell I ever put it down. Happened with Gardens of the Moon, Bonehunters, and now I've had Reaper's Gale on pause after reading 300-400 pages a couple months ago.
  13. Congrats on having your stories included, Peadar. That's awesome.
  14. You and me both. About 100 pages into it, I was like, this may be the best book I've ever read. Such great writing. About 200-250 pages in, WTF? I just couldn't go on. I may still try someday though. More recently, Rothfuss's The Slow Regard of Silent Things. Much as I love the first two books of Kingkiller, that short novella seemed like the length of those two books together with absolutely nothing of substance. Couldn't get through it.
  15. Finished The Fifth Season by Jemisin, the first I've read from her. Amazing book, loved it. I won't be waiting long to continue with book 2. But first, reading Jeffrey Ford's new novella, Twilight Pariah, so far a good early Halloween read.