THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. ALL WHO ENTERED ARE WINNERS, IN FACT MOST OF YOU HAVE PROBABLY ALREADY RECEIVED YOUR BOOK! BE SURE TO GET BACK TO US AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF NIGHT ROAD!
We would love you to read along with us and in order to encourage you to do so, we are giving away 6 copies of this month’s book Night Road! To enter just tell us your home city and state and what book you are recommending these days. It is that easy! Winners will be notified by email.
How ironic is it that the morning I plan to post a review of Incendiary I wake up to the news that Osama bin Laden is dead!
If it were not for the fact that we were sponsoring a give away, I probably would have never read Incendiary by Chris Cleave. How could I ask other people to read this book, if I wasn’t going to read it? I felt obligated to at least give it a try and I am glad that I did. Incendiary is a powerful book and one that completely drew me in.
Petal is a young mother living in London,with her husband, a policeman who is a member of the bomb squad. One evening while her husband and son are at an Arsenal soccer match, Petal ends up back in her flat with Jasper Black, a reporter she had met at a neighborhood bar. While Petal and Jasper are in the throes of sex, with the game on the television, the unthinkable happens.
At first, I thought the telly was bust. There was a flash and I thought the tube was blown. But the ball was still there and the goalposts were still there. It was just the stand behind the goal that had disappeared in a white cloud. It looked like a fog bank. I wondered how fog had suddenly got itself into Arsenal’s brand-new stadium like that.
Both her husband and son are among the 1000+ people killed and Petal’s life begins to spin out of control. Ironically, Incendiary, written in the form of a letter to Osama bin Laden “as a plea against violence” was published July 7, 2005, the same day that four bombs were detonated in London by suicide bombers killing 56 people. Chris Cleave’s new book Incendiary was removed from shelves, advertisements for the book were removed and posters were torn down which may be the reason many of us had never heard of Incendiary and did not realize that it was actually written before the New York Times bestseller Little Bee. Incendiary was made into a movie and was awarded the 2006 Somerset Maugham Award. Incendiary is not a pleasant read. It is not something that any mother wants to think about, however it is a riveting book about guilt, love, grief and survival. The story builds and builds, gathering momentum along the way until it comes to a catastrophic conclusion. I could not put it down!
Read the book? Why not check out the movie trailer!
This Give Away is now closed! If you were one of the lucky 10 to receive a copy of Soul Survivor, please be sure to let us know what you think of the book!
Yes! We are giving away 10 signed copies of this thrilling medical mystery to the first 10 people who comment on this post, and give us a book recommendation. Soul Survivor is written by Ed Steiner, the creator of the many clever, off beat videos that have been posted on our blog. For details on this give away, check out Ed’s newest video!
**If you are a group of ten or more, live in the Baltimore area and plan to buy and read Soul Survivor, Ed would be happy to meet with you! Having read the book and knowing Ed, I am sure it will be an enjoyable and memorable meeting! Let me know if you are interested.
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Many of you have probably read the book Little Bee by Chris Cleave. It is a book that will not be easily forgotten! Cleave is back and his new book, Incendiary looks to be even more powerful. When an anonymous women loses her husband and child in a suicide bombing at a soccer match in London , she writes a novels worth of letters to Osama bin Laden. And so it begins:
Enter for a chance to win one of six copies of the book Incendiary here! Just tell us what city/ state you live in and what book you are recommending these days. The winners will be notified by email !