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Monday, April 20, 2009

Readmagic Web Site Review

Adult paperbacks are a thing of the past now, there were a few still being produced in the early 90’s, but aside from Letters to Penthouse collections they’re gone. There are a few places that sell them online, but at hugely inflated prices. I mainly collect stuff from the mid 70’s going all the way back to the 50’s, mainly for the kitsch covers, and the earlier books contain stories that are unintentionally funny reads.

The adult book reached the pinnacle of hardcore in the 80’s with fetish books about torture, rape, incest, and bestiality. Although these are more common than 60’s sleaze paperbacks they often fetch a higher price.

If you’re into 80’s paperback smut there is an alternative, readmagic.com. This site features adult paperbacks that have been scanned and converted to ebooks. They have a nice selection from companies like Greenleaf, Night Stand, and Triumph Books, each ebook cost $7.95 and they have multiple books specials. Although I’m not really into the 80’s scene I bought a book for review purposes.

As the website promises the transaction was easy, I paid and the download was immediately available. The files don’t appear to be DRM protected and are .lit files so Microsoft Reader is needed to view the file. As you can see from the image below the cover has been cropped and www.readmagic.com is superimposed over it.



Over all it seems like a good alternative if you’re more interested in the story over the empheria. Just a warning though, they seem to have taken some classic covers cropped them and re-titled them. I haven’t read any of them but it’s possible the stories are different as well.

www.readmagic.com

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