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Raw Images (Books – 05/23/11)

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Raw Images (Books – 03/02/11)

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Raw Images (Books – 01/15/11)

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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides -Book Review on Radio Jam88.3

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, from the bestselling author of The Virgin Suicides. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

Jam 88.3FM: Shelve-It – the book lover’s haven on radio hosted by DJ Lana will feature and review this book on November 13, Thursday at 8:00pm.

Copies of the book will be given away at the end of the show, courtesy of Avalon.ph. Tune in!

Online Buzz- The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson (Debut Novel)

One upcoming debut novel that’s been getting intense coverage online is Andrew Davidson’s The Gargoyle. An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of time.

Andrew Davidson’s agent initially rejected a cool US$1 million offer for the book, and it turned out to be a wise move as Doubleday wounded up paying US$1.25 million – for a debut novel!

Doubleday publishing has been working overtime pushing the publicity buttons for this title taking advantage of the vast resources available online.

From USA Today:

The campaign is burning up online. At burnedbylove.com, visitors are sharing details about intense relationships. A Gargoyle Flickr Group lets people post gargoyle photos. There’s content on MySpace, Facebook and Doubleday’s YouTube channel.

“It’s definitely our most ambitious in terms of creating a campaign that engages the current social-networked way people are using the Net,” says Doubleday’s Jeffrey Yamaguchi….

For full The Gargoyle details visit: http://doubleday.com/thegargoyle

You can also read an excerpt of the book on the site, or download it as a PDF.

Also be sure to check out the online elements to the book: http://burnedbylove.com

For early reviews and pre-order, check out the Amazon.com page.

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson will be out August 5, 2008 (USA).

25 Best Books Since 1983

For those who love lists, here’s one of the most recent about books.

25 Best Books Since 1983 (from Entertainment Weekly)

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25. THE JOY LUCK CLUB, Amy Tan (1989)
24. LONESOME DOVE, Larry McMurtry (1985)
23. THE GHOST ROAD, Pat Barker (1996)
22. THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO, Junot Díaz (2007)
21. ON WRITING, Stephen King (2000) (buy)
20. BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY, Helen Fielding (1998)
19. ON BEAUTY, Zadie Smith (2005) (buy)
18. RABBIT AT REST, John Updike (1990)
17. LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA, Gabriel García Márquez (1988)
16. THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Margaret Atwood (1986)
15. A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS, Dave Eggers (2000) (buy)
14. BLACK WATER, Joyce Carol Oates (1992)
13. WATCHMEN, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (1986–87)
12. BLINDNESS, José Saramago (1998)
11. INTO THIN AIR, Jon Krakauer (1997)
10. THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE, Haruki Murakami (1997)
9. COLD MOUNTAIN, Charles Frazier (1997)
8. SELECTED STORIES, Alice Munro (1996)
7. MAUS, Art Spiegelman (1986/1991)
6. MYSTIC RIVER, Dennis Lehane (2001)
5. AMERICAN PASTORAL, Philip Roth (1997)
4. THE LIARS’ CLUB, Mary Karr (1995)
3. BELOVED, Toni Morrison (1987)
2. HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, J.K. Rowling (2000)
1. THE ROAD, Cormac McCarthy (2006) (buy)

Other notable mentions (from Top 100):

94. FAST FOOD NATION, Eric Schlosser (2001) (buy)
90. COMFORT ME WITH APPLES, Ruth Reichl (2001) (buy)
88. HIGH FIDELITY, Nick Hornby (1995) (buy)
82. ATONEMENT, Ian McEwan (2001) (buy)
77. THE REMAINS OF THE DAY, Kazuo Ishiguro (1989) (buy)
72. THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME, Mark Haddon (2003) (buy)
69. THE SECRET HISTORY, Donna Tartt (1992) (buy)
67. THE KITE RUNNER, Khaled Hosseini (2003) (buy)
53. THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY, Michael Chabon (2000) (buy)
41. THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET, Sandra Cisneros (1984) (buy)
40. HIS DARK MATERIALS, Philip Pullman (1995–2000) (buy)
38. BIRDS OF AMERICA, Lorrie Moore (1998) (buy)
34. THE LOVELY BONES, Alice Sebold (2002) (buy)
33. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, Joan Didion (2005) (buy)
27. POSSESSION, A.S. Byatt (1990) (buy)

The Top 10 Books for Dante Lovers by Matthew Pearl

Thanks to the Guardian Newspaper UK for the link.

“Matthew Pearl is the author of The Dante Club, a literary thriller about a group of 19th-century Harvard scholars secretly working on a translation of The Divine Comedy who are forced out of hiding by a series of gruesome murders modelled on Dante’s Inferno.”

Read the complete article with commentary.

1. The First Circle by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
2. Hannibal by Thomas Harris
3. The Wasteland and Other Poems by TS Eliot
4. If This is a Man by Primo Levi
5. The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
6. The Undivine Comedy by Teodolinda Barolini
7. Dante’s Testaments by Peter Hawkins
8. The Poets’ Dante, edited by Peter Hawkins and Rachel Jacoff
9. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
10. The Vision of Dante Alighieri by Henry Francis Cary

Read reviews of The Dante Club, or purchase a copy of the book here.

Book Review: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom


Life in Death

What simply makes Tuesdays with Morrie a winner is the fact that it’s nonfiction, that it happened in real life. When I was reading about Mitch Albom’s conversations with his former professor, Morrie, I ultimately thought about how these actual tête-à-têtes occurred in real life. This makes the whole plot all the more magical, because usually, when a tearjerker comes out in the market, I always think of cheesy writing styles and melodramatic scenes that seem exaggerated and not too different from any average soap opera. And although some scenes are melodramatic, they are only rightly so, for in truth, death is a tragic affair. Albom was able to capture Morrie’s courage and strength as his body deteriorated gradually. Tuesdays with Morrie does not intend to be dramatic, it just is. And that sets it apart from all the tearjerkers that Nicholas Sparks and Judith McNaught have to offer. Reading this book made me rethink about my priorities, and hours after closing the book for the final time, I was still pondering about its theme. Certainly, it left a deep imprint on me, as it showed how a person’s life is not measured by his age, but by the number of things he has fulfilled and done in such a transitory world. Morrie’s life, and death, showed us one thing: how a person could have a lifetime in such a short while.

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