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Bookmarks: Shopping lists, the iPhone Kindle app, and the $1-million French novel

  • For those who thought the old adage was a joke: William S. Burroughs’s shopping list showed up on eBay (and was purchased for $400).
  • Do female novelists write about sex less skillfully than men? Author Jane Vandenburgh believes so.
  • A French novel that has already divided audiences in Europe (and which was picked up – at a price tag of $1-million – for North American publication) has been reviewed by The New York Times. The Kindly Ones is “a fictionalized memoir of a remorseless former Nazi SS officer, who in addition to taking part in the mass extermination of the Jews, commits incest with his sister, sodomizes himself with a sausage and most likely kills his mother and stepfather.” Oh-la-la?
  • Amazon has released a free app that allows iPhone (or iPod Touch) users to read e-books originally developed for the Kindle. At last, Canadians can experience what they’ve been missing!
  • MacBlaze

    I don’t think the Kindle app is available in Canada (At least I can’t find it in the Canadian store while I can in the US one). So the statement “At last, Canadians can experience what they’ve been missing!” is just a bit of a tease.

  • Mitch Brisebois

    iPhone Kindle is only in the US – at least for the next 6 months…

  • Erin

    Correct. I even tried to order the app through my US iTunes account and then the kindle through my US Amazon account and nada – they blocked me because I had a Canadian billing address.

  • Paul

    You can get an iphone e-book app from Shortcovers

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