Great Book Deals! Amazon October Discount

This is just a very quick update to give A Blogger's Books readers and subscribers a heads up on a massive Amazon book sale in October. Apart from the usual top-selling Autumn books, Amazon has rolled out the red carpet and has put hundreds of good books in a 50 % off sale you should not miss. So click on the link and have fun choosing one that suits you! 

Best sellers on offer
I've also searched for some of Amazon's top books which are both best-selling and presently on offer. The following are too enjoyable to get from the library on loan. Such tasty reads desire your full attention and certainly 'earn their keep'. I've also included part of the product description for each of these great books to help you make up your mind. If none of these take your fancy, the discount books on the 50% sale above, just might!

Like a hero from his novels, Dickens trod a hard path to greatness. Born into a modest middle-class family, his young life was overturned when his profligate father was sent to debtors' prison and Dickens was forced into harsh and humiliating factory work. Yet through these early setbacks he developed his remarkable eye for all that was absurd, tragic, and redemptive in London life. He set out to succeed, and with extraordinary speed and energy made himself into the greatest English novelist of the century.

A lavish look at the real world - both the secret history and the behind-the-scenes drama - of the spellbinding Emmy Award-winning Masterpiece TV series Downton Abbey
April 1912. The sun is rising behind Downton Abbey, a great and splendid house in a great and splendid park. The way of life it represents seem secure enough to last for another thousand years... 

This TV drama tells the story of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants, on the verge of dramatic change. On the eve of Season 2 of the TV presentation, this gorgeous book, illustrated with sketches and research from the production team, as well as on-set photographs from both seasons, takes us even deeper into that world, with fresh insights into the story and characters as well as the social history.

Shaun Ryder has lived a life of glorious highs and desolate lows. As lead singer of the Happy Mondays, he turned Manchester into Madchester, combining all the excesses of a true rock'n'roll star with music and lyrics that led impresario Tony Wilson to describe him as 'the greatest poet since Yeats'. 

The young scally, who left school at fifteen without ever learning his alphabet had come a very long way indeed. Huge chart success and a Glastonbury headline slot followed, plus numerous arrests and world tours - then Shaun's drug addiction reached its height, Factory Records was brought to its knees and The Mondays split....

And then there was the jungle...Rock'n'roll legend, reality TV star, drug-dealer, poet, film star, heroin addict, son, brother, father, husband, foul-mouthed anthropologist and straight-talking survivor, Shaun Ryder has been a cultural icon and a 24-hour party person for a quarter of a century. Told in his own words, this is his story.

In The Lost Hero, three demigods named Jason, Piper, and Leo make their first visit to Camp Half-Blood, where they inherit a blood-chilling quest:
Who are the other four mentioned in the prophesy? The answer may lie in another camp thousands of miles away, where a new camper has shown up and appears to be the son of Neptune, god of the sea.
With an ever-expanding cast of brave-hearted heroes and formidable foes, this second book in The Heroes of Olympus series offers all of the action, pathos, and humor that Rick Riordan fans crave.

WHAT IF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT ENDED TOMORROW?The America we are accustomed to is no more. Practically overnight the stock market has plummeted, hyperinflation has crippled commerce, and the fragile chains of supply and high-technology infrastructure have fallen. The power grids are down. Brutal rioting and looting grip every major city. The volatile era known as “the Crunch” has begun, and this new period in our history will leave no one untouched. In this unfamiliar environment, only a handful of individuals are equipped to survive.

There you have it! Paperbacks and hard covers of different genres, all good books to read at a price you can afford. Autumn is here and winter is swiftly on its way. Grab yourself a deal, sit back and curl up with a book you're sure to love. You can see more book sales on this page.


myletterstoemily October 6, 2011 at 7:00 PM  

i always wondered about dickens' obsession with
the debtor's prison, poverty, and rising above
them both. i can't wait to read that book!

thank you for your great research and analysis.

Icy BC October 8, 2011 at 12:31 AM  

The Son's of Neptune would be a perfect book for JoJo..Thanks for the list, Anne!

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