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Kindle First - November 2017
« on: November 01, 2017, 12:41:24 AM »
November Picks: Choose one of six for FREE

Thriller

The Good Samaritan
by John Marrs



Family Drama

What Remains True: A Novel
by Janis Thomas



War Fiction

The Silver Music Box
by Mina Baites, Alison Layland


 
Historical Fiction

The Unkillable Kitty O'Kane: A Novel
by Colin Falconer



Literary Fiction

The Lost Prayers of Ricky Graves: A Novel
by James Han Mattson


 
Suspense

The Night of the Moths
by Riccardo Bruni, Anne Milano Appel



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A slightly different list again this month for Kindle 1st in the UK.
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 05:09:06 AM »
I went for The Silver Music Box. All the others seemed like they were trying way too hard to be deep and meaningful -- and they almost all featured someone who was killed and how the people left behind dealt with it. Seriously? There ARE other plots! :o

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 06:30:23 AM »
I went for The Silver Music Box. All the others seemed like they were trying way too hard to be deep and meaningful -- and they almost all featured someone who was killed and how the people left behind dealt with it. Seriously? There ARE other plots! :o

Agreed. I almost went for the "Kitty" book, but I've been disappointed too many times.

The Silver Music Box at first attracted me because I love Larry Karp's Music Box Murders but that was just silly on my part.



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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2017, 06:35:14 AM »
Agreed. I almost went for the "Kitty" book, but I've been disappointed too many times.

The Silver Music Box at first attracted me because I love Larry Karp's Music Box Murders but that was just silly on my part.



The kitty book seemed a little much -- Forrest Gump-like she just happens to be at all these critical places at critical points in time? That's hard to pull off well. I was skeptical.

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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2017, 07:59:19 AM »
A slightly different list again this month for Kindle 1st in the UK.

Nothing really leaps out at me at the moment - I might come back and revisit later in the month when there are more reviews available.
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2017, 02:26:19 PM »
What a morbid and depressing selection to choose from this month, holy cow.

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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2017, 02:45:40 PM »
Amazon might want to put whoever is in charge of picking the Kindle First selections this month under a suicide watch, just in case. Holy crap. Into which genre would you like to dive to explore your death, suicide and/or depression? Want a suicide thriller? A tragic death family drama? A holocaust war fiction? A female forrest gump traversing the depressions of the past? Prefer to explore lit fic's look inside the mind of a bullied live shooter? Or want to dig up the secrets of your decade-old murdered girlfriend?
Sheesh. Amazon's all little merry sunshine this month arent they? Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! Try to survive the holidays.

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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2017, 03:09:01 PM »
What a morbid and depressing selection to choose from this month, holy cow.

I would really love something that would make me laugh or at least chuckle to myself.


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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2017, 04:45:24 PM »
That's exactly what I thought when I saw the choices this morning. Even though one is free, I took a pass this month.


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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2017, 05:17:30 PM »
Wow. I didn't bother looking through all of them, but it sounds like someone there in Seattle has a case of SAD.

I didn't bother getting one either. I prefer SF/F or even Romance, but most months they don't have anything in those genres, and even when they do, they're still not usually anything that sounds interesting to me.

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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2017, 05:23:37 PM »
I'm glad that I wasn't the only one befuddled by this month's set. I feel a bit sorry for the authors because I imagine they're all going to collect some very weird reviews from people who feel obligated to take the freebie - "I don't normally like books about dead preschoolers and it turns out I still don't" sort of thing.

I hope it doesn't reflect an overall editorial direction for their imprints.

Maybe it's an experiment to see how high they can launch releases with weaker mass market appeal, now that they've built the system?

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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2017, 05:36:15 PM »
Or maybe they didn't have a lot of other good choices?

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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2017, 07:12:46 PM »
What a morbid and depressing selection to choose from this month, holy cow.
No kidding. Many of these monthly selections seem to lean to the dreary and death, but this time its like all of them.

I need to stick my head in the UVB lamp to get my mood up now.

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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2017, 07:25:56 PM »
Usually, by the time I can go look them over, they've got a lot of reviews but this time when I checked, if they had any at all, it was 2-5 each.

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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2017, 07:35:23 PM »
I rarely see fantasy ones I'd like to read :( These seem to be all horror, maybe because of Halloween?

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« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2017, 09:22:11 PM »
Some of the covers looked like bad homemade attempts, too. I passed as well. I already have too many books Ill probably never read.

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« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2017, 09:31:47 PM »
Well, the world is pretty depressing lately...

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« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2017, 10:01:23 PM »
Oh my gosh! I thought the same thing! I think someone needs a hug...


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« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2017, 05:33:24 AM »
Ugh, no thanks on any of them. If I want to be that depressed I can read the news.
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« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2017, 07:19:41 PM »
I ended up going with The Good Samaritan. While it does appear to be extremely dark, the others sound beyond depressing.