Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Gone-Away World in paperback

To celebrate the paperback publication of Nick Harkaway's fabulous novel The Gone-Away World (see my review), I'm giving away a copy to the person who comments most persuasively, amusingly and concisely about why he (or she) wants to read it.

My hope is that more people will hear of it, read it, and spread the word about how great it is. This giveaway is not tied in with any particular publisher or bookstore; it's just me spreading the Gone-Away word.

Contest rules:
• You must be 18 or older
• US and Canada residents only
• The winner will be posted here on September 4, 2009.
• If I don't already have your email address, please leave it at the end of your comment so I can contact you if you win.


FreshHell said...

Sign me up! I'm always happy to receive a new book.

Jeanne said...

Freshhell can be infinitely more persuasive and amusing than that. She's just trying to set the bar low for anyone else...

Alison said...

While I would dearly love to read this book, I would humbly request that, should I be selected, I not receive the book until mid-December. At that point, I will be in dire need of some good reading, utterly unrelated to my MA thesis.

Betty said...

Your review of The Gone-Away World had one sentence that struck me:
"Yes, The Gone-Away World has ninjas and a pirate king and secret societies and an evil villain with a fearsome weapon..."
Even if I hadn't finished reading your review, and I had just been provided with that sentence, I would have wanted to read this book. Please sign me up!

You might already have this, but just in case: beth(dot)powell(at)gmail(dot)com

FreshHell said...

I missed the persuasive part. How about I'm swimming in unread books but I love them so much and will read anything...eventually...but if I receive a free book in the mail, I will bump it up to the top of the list and anyway I just sent you a humdinger of a book which will provide wonderful blog fodder so hand over the book already!

Jeanne said...

Oh yeah, more and more persuasive!

CSchu said...

I don't need to be persuasive because you already gave me the book. (Thanks!) But all this persuasion will encourage me to bump it up to the top of my reading list. I am almost to the place where I can wrap my head around it!