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just taken the plunge and bought the new sony ereader PRS-350. It's great small, but easy to read and no glare. The battery life is meant to be great too. I'll need to check that out over the next 6 weeks or so as I'm going on a 2 week holiday and there is no mains charger included. (they say it can do 2 weeks of continuous reading).

 

So what are the best free classic ebooks to read? And also where are the cheapest places to buy the newer stuff? amazon seem cheap,but all their ebooks are for the kindle and not sure they can be converted to the ereader. I also read soemwhere that you can borrow ebooks from the local library so will need to check that out as well.

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I also read soemwhere that you can borrow ebooks from the local library so will need to check that out as well.

That's got to be a wind-up surely?

 

Do you know what format of ebook it takes? There are a few sites out there provided you know which format you need. WH Smiths have a site.

 

Free classics? Moby Dick is always a good 'un, and I'm two thirds through a Study in Scarlet.

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I'm not a big fan of Moby Dick. It's alright, but it's not really what you expect it's going to be and gets pretty laboured at times.

 

Get Dracula, Frankenstein, Treasure Island and the 3 Musketeers.

 

I agree on Moby Dick. All the descriptions of whales and harpoons etc. is incredibly tedious. It would be alright with about half the book edited out.

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I agree on Moby Dick. All the descriptions of whales and harpoons etc. is incredibly tedious. It would be alright with about half the book edited out.

Yes, half novel, half whaling manual.

 

I had to check when copyright expires- it's 70 years after the author's death, which is fairly absurd. You'll have to wait ten years for Orwell. Still, the list of good books more than 100 years old is quite long I reckon. You could have Orwell's nemesis, GK Chesterton; the Father Brown stories are entertaining. Or Conrad- try Nostromo or Victory. Or Thackeray.

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