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Old 14-07-2012, 07:25   #46
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Re: Any good E Reads?

Im about half way through this book:

The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific.

by J. Maarten Troost.


ABout a lad who decides to go live in Tarawa for 2 years and it was not the paradise he thought it was...

Damn funny writing, one of the better travel books I have read in a long time..
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Old 14-07-2012, 08:02   #47
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Re: Any good E Reads?

The Wreck of the Whaleship Essex...Owen Chase (1st mate)
The real life story that prompted Melville to pen Moby Dick, after hearing the story in a chance mid ocean meeting from the son
of a Essex crew member.
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Old 14-07-2012, 08:31   #48
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Re: Any good E Reads?

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Im about half way through this book:

The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific.

by J. Maarten Troost.

ABout a lad who decides to go live in Tarawa for 2 years and it was not the paradise he thought it was...

Damn funny writing, one of the better travel books I have read in a long time..
That IS a good read. Unfortunately the follow-ups (Getting Stoned with Savages, etc.) don't quite keep up.
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Old 14-07-2012, 14:07   #50
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Re: Any good E Reads?

I can't see the point of kindles myself, not when there are so many android tablets out there which do so much more than a kindle and a multitude of Ereader apps, including kindle that can be installed for free.


Just installed
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:45 Clive Cussler novels
:21 "The Executioner" novels
all available on torrent sites for a very reasonable price
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Old 14-07-2012, 15:13   #51
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I can't see the point of kindles myself, not when there are so many android tablets out there which do so much more than a kindle and a multitude of Ereader apps, including kindle that can be installed for free.

Just installed
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:45 Clive Cussler novels
:21 "The Executioner" novels
all available on torrent sites for a very reasonable price
I primarily read on my ipad with the kindle app. But i also have a real kindle and when i am sailing i prefer that as it doesnt need to be charged for two weeks while being used...
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Re: Any good E Reads?

The Kindle is limited but it does two things that almost no other electronic device does. First, the basic Kindle can be read in bright sunlight. A real boon if you ever want to sit in your cockpit and read. The 2nd is it goes for weeks without recharging. One other thing, it's light and easy to hold with one hand while reading in bed or anywhere else for that matter.

Recently tried reading an article on my wife's Ipad and it was real pain because of it's size, weight and design. Only way I could finish the article was to sit down at a desk and lay the thing down on the table. Kept accidentally changing the screen holding it and hands began to cramp up from the weight.

Think if I had to read 50 Clive Cussler would shoot my Kindle.
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Old 14-07-2012, 15:46   #53
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The Kindle is limited but it does two things that almost no other electronic device does. First, the basic Kindle can be read in bright sunlight. A real boon if you ever want to sit in your cockpit and read. The 2nd is it goes for weeks without recharging. One other thing, it's light and easy to hold with one hand while reading in bed or anywhere else for that matter.

Recently tried reading an article on my wife's Ipad and it was real pain because of it's size, weight and design. Only way I could finish the article was to sit down at a desk and lay the thing down on the table. Kept accidentally changing the screen holding it and hands began to cramp up from the weight.

Think if I had to read 50 Clive Cussler would shoot my Kindle.
My nook simple touch can be read just like a book in any light, i frequent B&N stores so I went for the nook. I also have a PFD converter that allows me to convert any PFD(kindle) format book to EPUB(nook) which is nice. I believe the program does the conversion the other way as well.

As far as good reads go,

i just down loaded a book called

1.Sh!t my dad says.....funnnnnnny! only read small bits here and there

2.Finished "The Sea Hunter" by Clive Cussler, that was an interesting look into some history of the vessels he salvaged and how he found them
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Re: Any good E Reads?

Kindle costs a hundred bucks, and doesn't go batshirt if you accidentally touch the screen with your finger.
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Kindle costs a hundred bucks, and doesn't go batshirt if you accidentally touch the screen with your finger.
The kindle screen fails with alarming regularity , I'm on my third inside 6 months.

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The kindle screen fails with alarming regularity , I'm on my third inside 6 months.

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My experience is different . I am still on my first one after four years, and I average about two books a week. And it spends it's life in a tropical environment, exposed to salt air continuously.

In the same period we've gone through five laptops. Same environment. I wish they were as reliable as the Kindle.
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Re: Any good E Reads?

I am on my first Kindle (Gen 1) and have had it for close to 4 years now. Screen looks great still.. the case is a little worn and chipped.
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Kindle has a better screen for reading than any of the tablets I have seen. I heartly recomend CF contributer Christine King's books I really enjoyed them. Some of the classics are public domain and well worth the read. Joshua Slocum, Herman Melville and Daniel Defoe jump to mind.
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Re: Any good E Reads?

Big O'brien fan, and have read the Aubrey/Maturin series twice (6-7 of 20 on kindle last I knew), along with Forrester's Horatio Hornblower series. Prefer Obrien's historical breadth and detail and character development.

Just read two by an American Wm. C. Hammond, The Power and the Glory & For Love of Country, about an American patriotic Merchantile family, as some review touted him as the next O'brien. Not. Hammond's story telling, though without word-wit or poetry, is interesting history of the years from the Yorktown victory over Cornwalis, through the Articles of Confederation up through the Adoption of the constitution in 1889, the year of the French Revolution, the Barbary "pirate" nations of north Africa and the forming of the American Navy. The two books follow the Cutler family, aren't all that deep, and are more Historical Romance than Novel. All the Cutlers are brave, smart, beautiful, sexy and loyal. Not alot of character develop takes place. I'd wait a bit to see if they will drop by half price.

Other recent reads, Richard Ford's The Lay of the Land, the third in his Trilogy on American life. I think Ford's one of the best observers of middle class life and writers of a fine sentence and phrasing in English. But at the same time he delights in American slang at every chance.

My other diversion on me kindle has been a Brit William Boyd. Waiting for Sunrise, Brazzaville Beach (Anjou, you'll dig that one), Any Human Heart are 3 of half a dozen of his I've read. Like his story telling a lovely prose.
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Joshua Slocum, Herman Melville and Daniel Defoe jump to mind.
Fantastic I drive so I also use a ereader apparently to listen to his books
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