I have seen it at Amazon though, I looked at it at least twice since this first thread and almost bought it but the Kindle was upstairs and I thought it could wait, sigh. I don't think it was an abridged version either but I'm not sure about that.
The first post on that thread says its available from 30/5, so all hope is not lost. Although it's not appearing on forthcoming Kindle releases. Maybe it's been delayed, but us in the pipeline <<clutches at straws>>
Well, I usually find a version someone else has put on the internet Pirate Bay but that's how they do it, yes. You can just search for the book online (if you feel brave enough) in .MOBI (e-book file), .TXT (notepad file) or .PDF form, then you connect your kindle to the pc and put the files you want into the "documents" or "books" folder (depending on which version of the kindle you have)
I looked at amazon when you posted about it first and almost bought it at the time because I lost my book (well, not really lost it but I can't ask to have it back). I thought it was the full version but it's gone now. This is strange.
Thank you for looking. I do have the book, but it's too heavy for the beach/bed/commute, so I've never read it. It is the book I always planned to read if I ever had a stay in hospital (for some non-serious, but highly contagious illness, that would mean I had to spend a fortnight in an isolation room )
Out of interest, how do you manually put a book on kindle - scan every page, then PDF it?
Have looked around for you, using my young adult ways ( ) and it seems the only available kindle-compatable version is an abridged version of the book. If you want I can give you a copy that you can put on your kindle manually, but you probably wont see it on Amazon for a while.
As it's one of the longest books ever published in a single volume, it may never become an ebook due to the sheer size the file would have to be to support all the pages.