Rivertext.com is happy to announce the release of the Mac OS 10.4 Tiger compatible version of the Sophie e-book reader. This includes an expedition into Kafkaesque. The latest e-book is a collection five extraordinary stories by Franz Kafka, his predecessors, and begins with a deeper understanding of the term "Kafkaesque." H.G., the preface to the Sophie ebook, was released earlier in the year. H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds," is a provocative and timely interpretation of the science fiction classic. It is a better choice than Stephen Spielberg's blockbuster movie starring Tom Cruise. All Sophie e-books start with a thought-provoking and original preface.
These e-books offer many useful features, as well as one delightfully ineffective feature. The e-books "JFK Witness" (Thoreau's "Walden") include guided tours that can be created using the Sophie notebook tool. This tool allows readers create and share their own indexed, commented "readings" important texts with others. Sophie's search feature lists each chapter and the phrase for every occurrence of a search term. Each e-book reader comes with a copy Text Blender Pro, which is more or less useless. Simply paste any text you wish to blend and the text blender will whip, purify, or liquefy it until it becomes meaningless. This feature will be useful to some poets, song-writers, and beatniks of the future, but it will be for most people a delicious distraction.
Other e-books included in the download include Joseph Conrad's book "The Heart of Darkness", two books by G.K. Chesterton called "The Man Who Was Thursday" and "The Innocence of Mother Brown," Thomas a Kempis "Imitatio Christi," and "Pencil and Poison – Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde," Nathaniel Hawthorne "The Scarlet Letter" and Robert Louis Stevenson’s "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde."