Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Manybooks.net additions for your Kindle library

Originally posted May 25, 2010 by Cindy O'Neal

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Rewards and Fairies
author: Rudyard Kipling
published: 1910
language: English
mnybks.net#: 4149
origin: gutenberg.org
genres: Young Readers, Short Story Collection
A sequel to Puck of Pook's Hill.

Reader Review (from manybooks.net): a timeless classic, really a "must read" for readers fo all ages. This short book is often mistaken as the work of Shakespeare. If you enjoy this you will also enjoy Rudyard Kipling's classic poem 'If'

From me: I saw this on Amazon for 80 cents, if you would rather do a search in the Amazon Kindle store (from your Kindle) and purchase it. I can't vouch for the format, but the one from manybooks.net is just fine. AND... if you can believe it, read on for a new book on Manybooks.net - and I do mean NEW.

This Unhappy Planet
author: Marc Horne
published: 2010
language: English
wordcount: 43,954 / 123 pg
added to site: 2010.05.21
mnybks.net#: 27842
origin: marchorne.wordpress.com
license: by-nc-sa
genres: Creative Commons, Post-1930, Fiction & Literature
A twisted comedy of manners set in Southern California during the end of the George W. Bush years, where two friends create a business to exploit those around them who hunger to become masters of their own reality. As their "Spiritual Fitness Club" takes off, hardworking but naïve Jack is forced to deal with the dark, amoral tendencies of his wife and the mysterious past of their top guru.

Review: 2010.05.23
Moxie Mezcal

This Unhappy Planet is a satirical dramedy about two guys who hatch a scheme to open a chain of spiritual fitness clubs, hoping to get rich quick off of bored yoga moms and affluent New Age seekers. Its brilliance is in Marc's ability to lampoon both the main characters' cynicism as well as the distinctly SoCal brand of pseudo-spiritualism without veering into the realm of mean-spirited caricatures. The characters are imbued with such depth and shading, they are rendered so completely believable, that you can't help but empathize with them even while laughing at their foibles.