Of Night and Light now available as an eBook!

eBook? After all I’ve said, after all I still think? It’s a case of bowing to the inevitable. If you like to read an eBook then here’s the link to the Kindle version… Yes, here it is, in living errrm, electronicness

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Soon to be available on Kobo, Nook and iBook too – but they take a little longer to get their act together than the juggernaut that is Amazon/Kindle. It’s an impressive machine, disparage it as much as I do. I do – only in so far as nobody else seems to stand a chance… 

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Wrong Amazon.

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I don’t wish to discredit any eBook in any way, shape or form – not if it means other people will read and enjoy Of Night and Light, that is. I’m just old-fashioned.

You’ll have to humour me and carry on with your new-fangled stuff, your electronic dream, regardless.

As far as an eBook goes, I’m more of the Penelope Lively school, however.

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LIVELY, Penelope Lively, I said.

“It seems to me that anyone whose library consists of a Kindle lying on a table is some sort of bloodless nerd.”

Or a sort of Maurice Sendak…

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“F**k them is what I say. I hate those eBooks. They can not be the future. They may well be. I will be dead. I won’t give a s**t.”

By way of balance, a longer piece from Charlie Brooker:

“Until recently, I was an eBook sceptic, see; one of those people who harrumphs about the “physical pleasure of turning actual pages” and how eBook will “never replace the real thing”. Then I was given a Kindle as a present. That shut me up. Stock complaints about the inherent pleasure of ye olde format are bandied about whenever some new upstart invention comes along. Each moan is nothing more than a little foetus of nostalgia jerking in your gut.”

Quite!

ONE DAY I might get a reader of some sort. Until then a cheery wave to eBook Land, where, currently,  I’d be a bit of a tourist.

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