This Sunday, for your Kindle, we have another good set of kindle book deals –
- Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller. Price: $1. Genre: Modern Classics, Literature, Banned Books. Rated 4 stars on 31 reviews.
A riotous and explosive mixture of joys and frustrations, Tropic of Capricorn chronicles Miller’s early life in New York, from his repressive Brooklyn childhood spent amongst ‘a galaxy of screwballs’ to frantic, hilarious years of dead-end jobs and innumerable erotic adventures. Irreverent and ironic, Tropic of Capricorn is both a comic portrait of the irrepressible Miller himself and a scathing attack on respectable America, the very foundations of which he hoped to shatter.
Publication of Tropic of Capricorn and its sister-volume Tropic of Cancer in Paris in the 1930s was hailed by Samuel Beckett as ‘a momentous event in the history of modern writing’. The books were subsequently banned in the UK and the USA for nearly thirty years.
- The Spanish Bow by Andromeda Romano-Lax. Price: 93 cents. Genre: Historical Fiction, Page-turner, Music. Rated 4.5 stars on 21 reviews.
Set against the tumultuous backdrop of turn-of-the-century Spain, this fusion of art and politics traces the professional and personal evolution of a world-class cellist. As Feliu Delargo moves from prodigy to major talent, he travels from anarchist Barcelona to royalist Madrid. The volatile relationship between the idealistic Delargo and the pragmatic pianist Justo Al-Cerraz mirrors all the passion and turmoil of a Spain on the brink of civil war.
- American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century by Howard Blum. Price: $2.68. Genre: Historical Fiction, Anarchy, Crime, California. Rated 4 stars on 107 reviews.
Starred Review. In 1911, Iron Workers Union leaders James and Joseph McNamara plea-bargained in exchange for prison sentences instead of death after bombing the offices of the Los Angeles Times—killing 21 people and wounding many more. The bombing had been part of a bungled assault on some 100 American cities.
- Triggerfish Twist by Tim Dorsey. Price: $1.99. Genre: Humor, Contemporary Fiction, Florida, Dark Humor. Rated 4.5 stars on 75 reviews.
Conjuring up Carl Hiaasen and Elmore Leonard on crack, the fourth off-the-wall novel from Dorsey (Orange Crush) finds antihero Serge Storms a quixotic, socially conscious crook-cum-executioner undertaking to salvage his upscale Tampa neighborhood from encroaching undesirables.
Now, with extra wackiness, bonus mayhem, and a surprise at the end … available for a limited time…
- Queen of Babble Bundle by Meg Cabot. Price: $10. Genre: Romance, Humor, Modern Fairy Tale. A 3 book bundle from the author of The Princess Diaries – the individual books are all $10 each and the first and third are rated 4 stars.
This special Meg Cabot Bundle features all three of the novels in her funny and heartwarming Queen of Babble series (Queen of Babble, Queen of Babble in the Big City, and Queen of Babble Gets Hitched). The main character of this romantic comedy, Lizzie Nichols, is a recent college grad who isn’t sure what she wants out of life. All she knows is that she can’t keep a secret, even her own.
- Burned Alice: A Victim of the Law of Men by Souad. Price: $1.99. Genre: Honor Crimes, Women’s Studies, Domestic Violence. Rated 4 stars on 57 reviews – that’s despite 11 reviews that claim the story is completely made up.
When she was 18, her brother-in-law poured gasoline on her and set her aflame. She was meant to die because she was pregnant and unmarried, bringing disgrace to her parents. But she survived, and now, 25 years later, “Souad” bears witness to the horror of “honor crimes” that kill thousands of women every year in many countries across the world. She begins with a bitter account of what it was like to grow up female in a remote Palestinian village in the Occupied Territory.
- The Zero Game by Brad Meltzer. Price: $1.99. Genre: Thriller, Political Thriller, Legal Thriller.
When Matthew Mercer confides to his best friend, Harris Sandler, that he’s thinking of leaving his cushy job as a senior staffer on Capitol Hill, Harris convinces him to stay by inviting him to play the Zero Game, an anonymous wagering game where you bet on the likelihood of some piece of legislation passing … Things go horribly wrong, and soon Harris and Viv Parker, a young Senate page, are on the run, fleeing from hired killer Martin Janos. Their flight takes them to an abandoned gold mine, where they find more mystery and near death 8,000 feet below the surface of the earth.
Perhaps not as good a collection as Saturday’s but there are still quite a few real steals amongst these kindle book deals.