I've started reading Oxford Ransom and I am enjoying it but it's definitely not the same as a book. I'm missing the feel of the book in my hand and I do miss the dustwrapper so much. The advent of the Kindle has made me realise how much the actual book matters to me. Obviously the content is the most important aspect of a novel but, whilst the Kindle is great, and without it there probably wouldn't be this last outing for Kate Ivory, it will never replace the printed article for me.
So, overall I'm in favour of the Kindle and I'm particularly excited at the possibility of my favourite authors publishing e books as well as books which have been out of print for years, becoming available as e books and therefore finally available to read now!