My guess is it’s likely that most regular followers of this blog have already had the profound pleasure, education, and indeed revelation, of reading The Blade Itself. But just in case the gloom of your life remains unilluminated by its scintillating brilliance, I note that amazon uk are for the next month or so running a little promotion where you can get the kindle edition for the paltry sum of £1.99. No, not a printing error, not a mistake, £1.99. That’s less than half price. You’re picking my pocket. You’re stealing the food from the mouths of my children. In order to whet your appetite, I present to you one of the most recent 1 star reviews from the amazon page:
“There is a line between good and evil and this book not only crosses that line, but goes far onto the other side … This books seems to be a symptom of society that previously had morality and traditional values and has gradually moved further and further down the dark path towards greater “freedom” … It saddens me that 86+ people reviewed this book and gave it 5 stars. So why did I buy it? There is a romantic element at the moment with movies, games and books about common people, orphans, peasants, poor people, who despite their circumstances are able to become something, whether through a thieves guild or as an assasin using their talents for the greater good. This book goes in a completely different direction as if we want to become serial killers, I wish I could give it a negative rating!”
Oh, so do I! But sadly, one star is the lowest rating amazon allows, even for books in which assasins (sic) don’t use their talents for the greater good. But only imagine, this reviewer had to pay full price to lament the sad slide of all that is moral and traditional into the toilet! Now you, yes, madam, yes, sir, you, can do the same for a mere £1.99!