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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:22 am 
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Ah - someone who agrees with me.

And yes, I agree Jude, you can see the deterioration as the story progresses. At one time, it was so bad.... I can’t imagine rereading it (my litmus test).

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:30 am 
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From about the middle, it reads like bad fan fiction. And such dismissive treatment of the bit characters!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:39 am 
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I seem to have blocked it all out. Happily.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:05 am 
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Perversely, this discussion is making me feel I should reread it to see if my initial impressions hold up. But I've got a huge stack of to-read books I before I'll get to that.

In other news, has anyone else read the Isabel Dalhousie series by Alexander McCall Smith? I'm loving them.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:48 am 
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Nope, haven't come across them Jude.

I've got a substantial to-read pile on my (virtual) bedside table (virtual because kindle), including Full Disclosure.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:20 am 
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I’ve read them all, Jude. I love them too.

I’m often fascinated by how He manages to write very differently for his Scotland series vs his Tanzania series. And they are both, well written.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:36 am 
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Ooooh. Book recommendations! I haven't read the Isabel Dalhousie series, though I have read (and loved) the Scotland Street series. Thanks Jude! I'd also like to read Full Disclosure, but it doesn't seem to be available through the Australian Kindle Store. (I'm very much a Kindle reader these days. No room for hard copy books, not the number of books that I have queued up to read.)


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:58 pm 
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I'm on tenterhooks worrying about whether Amazon is going to kick me off the US site at the end of July. Up to now, I've been able to maintain my US registration by using a friend's address in the US, but that is at risk with the new Aus Amazon store.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:20 pm 
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I have an account with amazon.ca, amazon.com, and amazon.co.uk. Why would they kick you off?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:36 pm 
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Aus govt has introduced a new law requiring all online stores to impose and deliver GST (goods and services tax), coinciding with Amazon opening its Aus store.

Amazon is now diverting Aus customers who log onto the US store to the Aus store, bith to comply with the new tax requirements and to push custom to its Aus store.

So far, my kindle purchases have slipped bw the cracks, but I live in apprehension.

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Fingers crossed, Imp. I won't say another word...


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