Kindle Daily Deal, Bargain and Free Books for 6-1-13

by Greg on June 1, 2013

Need more reading material? Add today’s Kindle Daily Deal, 2 bargain books and 2 free books to your library. Remember to “LIKE” and share ENT with family and friends.

Book Of The Day: Tragic, by J.A. Huss, has an outstanding 4.6 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $2!

KINDLE DAILY DEAL



Bluebeard: The Autobiography of Rabo Karabekian
by Kurt Vonnegut
Rating: 4.6 Stars
Genre: Memoirs/Biographies
Price: $1.99 Save $13.01
Subject to change back to full price at any time.

 

Bluebeard, published in 1987, is Vonnegut’s meditation on art, artists, surrealism, and disaster. Meet Rabo Karabekian, a moderately successful surrealist painter, who we meet late in life and see struggling (like all of Vonnegut’s key characters), with the dregs of unresolved pain and the consequences of brutality.

Loosely based on the legend of Bluebeard (best realized in Bela Bartok’s one-act opera), the novel follows Karabekian through the last events in his life that is heavy with women, painting, artistic ambition, artistic fraudulence, and as of yet unknown consequence.

Vonnegut’s intention here is not so much satirical (although the contemporary art scene would be easy enough to deconstruct), nor is it documentary (although Karabekian does carry elements of Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko).

Instead, Vonnegut is using art for the same purpose he used science fiction cliches in Slaughterhouse-Five; as a filter through which he can illuminate the savagery, cruelty, and the essentially comic misdirection of human existence.

Readers will recognize familiar Vonnegut character types and archetypes as they drift in and out through the background; meanwhile, Karabekian, betrayed and betrayer, sinks through a bottomless haze of recollection.

Like most of Vonnegut’s late works, this is both science fiction and cruel contemporary realism at once, using science fiction as metaphor for human damage as well as failure to perceive.

Readers will find that Vonnegut’s protagonists can never really clarify for us whether they are ultimately unwitting victims or simple barbarians, leaving it up to the reader to determine in which genre this book really fits, if any at all.

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BARGAIN BOOKS



The Broken Path
by Cami Checketts
Rating: 4.2 Stars
Genre: Christian Fiction/Religious
Price: $0.99

 

Can a determined two-year old inspire them to love again? Injured in a debilitating accident at age six, Ethan Searle believes women eye him with a mixture of pity and disdain. He’s tried love before.

He won’t again. He meets his match in a precocious two-year old who loves him despite his disability, even while her mother seems bothered by everything about Ethan.
Autumn Reader escaped her abusive marriage with her beautiful daughter and a stack of fear.

She can’t make the mistake of trusting a man again. Autumn’s daughter becomes enraptured by Ethan. Despite Autumn’s best intentions, she finds herself following her daughter’s example. When her ex-husband reappears, threatening everyone she loves if she won’t submit to his demands, Autumn has to learn to trust or lose her chance at real love.

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Loose Ends
by Terri Reid
Rating: 4.4 Stars
Genre: Mystery
Price: $0.99

 

Dying is what changed Mary O’Reilly’s life. Well, actually, coming back from the dead and having the ability to communicate with ghosts is really what did it. Now, a private investigator in rural Freeport, Illinois, Mary’s trying to learn how to incorporate her experience as a Chicago cop and new-found talent into a real job.

Her challenge is to solve the mysteries, get real evidence (a ghost’s word just doesn’t hold up in court), and be sure the folks in town, especially the handsome new police chief, doesn’t think she’s nuts.

Twenty-four years ago, a young woman drowned in the swimming pool of a newly elected State Senator. It was ruled an accident. But now, as the Senator prepares to move on to higher positions, the ghost of the woman is appearing to the Senator’s wife.

Mary is hired to discover the truth behind the death. She unearths a connection between the murder and the disappearance of five little girls whose cases, twenty-four years later, are still all unsolved. As she digs further she becomes the next target for serial killers’ quest to tie up all his loose ends.

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FREE BOOKS

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Penelope
by Anya Wylde
Rating: 4.2 Stars
Genre: Romance
Price: $0.00 Save $0.99
Subject to change back to full price at any time.

 

Leaving behind the rural charms of Finnshire, Miss Penelope Fairweather arrives in London with hope in her heart and a dream in her eye. The dowager, no less, has invited her for a season in London, where she will attempt to catch a husband.

Thus begins our heroine’s tale as she attempts to tackle the London season with all her rustic finesse. Unfortunately, her rustic finesse turns out to be as delicate as a fat bear trying to rip apart a honeycomb infested with buzzing bees.

What follows is a series of misadventures, love affairs, moonlit balls, fancy clothes, fake moustaches, highwaymen, sneering beauties, pickpockets, and the wrath of a devilishly handsome duke.

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Identity Theft: Are You The Next Victim?
by Robert Rodriguez
Rating: 4.8 Stars
Genre: Non-Fiction
Price: $0.00 Save $2.99
Subject to change back to full price at any time.

 

Authorities speak of Identity Theft as a “victimless crime”. Say that to the millions of people who have lost thousands of dollars and spent hundreds of hours trying to get their lives back!

Your good name and credit, the very things you use when you apply for a job, or credit, are at risk. There are many simple ways to protect yourself against identity theft, detect it quickly, and resolve it if you have been a victim.

Learn the tricks and techniques to deter and recover from Identity Theft.

 

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