More Free Northwest Novel Downloads
Okay, in addition to Colonel House's new download site for the Northwest novels at http://nw-pdfs.tk, they are now available for free at http://www.scribd.com
There are a couple of differences between these sites. On Scribd you have to do a search for each book by name, and that brings up a copy someone uploaded to the site.
Of these online texts, two of the novels--The Hill of the Ravens and The Brigade--are actual scanned copies of the books themselves, and so they're fine. nice and readable. Something happened with the other two, A Distant Thunder and A Mighty Fortress--they seem to have lost their internal formatting. The type face is very small, the line spacing is too tight, and there are no paragraph indentations, which makes for one big huge block of text that can be very annoying to read.
On the other hand, the one big advantage of the Scribd site is that the books can actually be read online, directly off the Scribd server, and do not need to be downloaded. This is ideal for people who are using public computers in libraries, schools, internet cafes or whatever and cannot actually download a file, or people who for whatever reason can't download large files at all.