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August 9th, 2011, 09:00 AM #106
The numbers are a little deceptive. Many died in infancy or childhood, dragging down the life expectancy. If you lived through your childhood, and your diet was OK, you had a decent chance of living for a while.
[also a former history major]
August 9th, 2011, 08:01 PM #107
August 9th, 2011, 08:35 PM #108
I was thinking that many people interpret the numbers to mean you'd rarely see someone over forty.
And I agree--Jo Fletcher is great. Thanks.
August 10th, 2011, 10:28 AM #109
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I just mentioned this "find" on my blog, but thought it was worth posting here. Most ebook stores (Kindle, Nook, Kobo) are selling the Prince of Thorns ebook for $12.99 here in the US. For some reason (I am guessing a mistake, if Penguin is an agency publisher), Books on Board is selling the book for just $7.99. Check it out here.
I bought the Kindle book last night for $12.99, before finding the BoB sale this morning. So far, really enjoying the book. I had written it off as something not for me, based on the reviews saying are dark, gritty, grim, etc the book was. Normally I don't go for much of that, but at the 70 page mark..really enjoying it so far.
August 14th, 2011, 09:48 AM #110
August 14th, 2011, 06:20 PM #111
The book should arrive tomorrow, although with my luck I won't get it until Tuesday.
The cover is one of the very best I have ever seen. Are you okay with people using it as their wallpaper?
August 14th, 2011, 07:19 PM #112
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August 14th, 2011, 07:26 PM #113
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And I agree with the others about your cover. You got very lucky with your cover artist. I hope you are even close to that lucky with your narrator. Maybe you could even get Stephen (sp?) Pacey, who IMHO is the best British narrator out there for this sort of book. Be sure and let us know when you find out, I'll be dying of curiosity!
August 15th, 2011, 01:32 AM #114
August 15th, 2011, 08:41 AM #115
Cross your fingers for me dude ze book might arrive today. This is all Lev Grossman's fault for releasing his book a week later than yours. They would have both been here already!
August 15th, 2011, 09:51 AM #116
Just finished Prince of Thorns, Mark, and thought it was a fun read. Nice to see a less than nice character without a lot of moral baggage, yet still be able to identify with him and his voice. Quick read with lots of action, and great on entertainment.
August 16th, 2011, 12:36 PM #117
August 16th, 2011, 01:42 PM #118
And the book has finally arrived! Man that cover is gangster. I fully expect to have this book read by tomorrow.
August 16th, 2011, 02:36 PM #119
Fantastic interview Mark. You mentioned you're a scientist, care to share more about your field, etc? Honestly, knowing that you studied math and science gives me more confidence in your ability to build an internally consistent world.
August 16th, 2011, 03:44 PM #120
My first degree is in Physics, my Ph.D in an obscure corner of statistical analysis (taken in the astronomy/optics group at Imperial College), my research ranging widely but circling around Bayesian inference, tracking, and image processing. I've done a lot of work with robotic/autonomous systems and sensor fusion.