While living and working in Edinburgh in 2008 I set out to write one million words in 366 days... but only managed 800,737.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Another free book

Hot on the heels of Radiohead's In Rainbows, Random House is offering Charles Bock's debut novel, Beautiful Children as a free download (for a limited time...).

I wouldn't have read the book otherwise, and now that it's sitting on my desktop in PDF format, I'm still not sure how far through I'll get (400+ pages of screen reading may take some time). Reading the comments on the Millions makes me think I won't make it past chapter one. Who knows.

The thing about free books is, it's not new. There's this place in every town that gives you books for free. It's called a library. That's if you can find the books amongst the internet terminals, magazines, sheet music, CDs, and computer games.

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