Thanks to our friends at Ecco (they’ve had a great year for fiction, haven’t they?), we’ve got five copies of The Sisters Brothers ready to giveaway. So tell us about a favorite western novel, and by “western” I don’t just mean the genre, I mean the territory, so there’s a lot of literary turf available. On Monday, I’ll pick five winners at random from the entries.
Eli is our narrator and he’s a wonderful, enigmatic character, on the one hand marveling at the newly discovered joy of brushing his teeth, and falling in love with whores and bookkeepers alike, on the occasion of a glance and a kind word, and on the other roaring with unrestrained savagery. He’s kind to orphaned children and one-eyed horses in spite of himself and he’s on the verge of giving up the family business.
DH: PW Daily and Media Bistro, among others, noted recently that ebook sales had exceeded any other segment of the trade book market. This reminded me of one of my favorite paintings, The Rape of the Sabine Women by Poussin. It’s at the Met. Go take a look if you’re in the vicinity of NYC.
1) Mr. Peanut
Published by: Vintage
We’ve spilled a ton of ink on this book, and it deserves every line. Brilliant and fun, Adam Ross seems to be digging into some part of your brain, reminding you what you know about his characters.
Why Brick and Mortars Still Rule the Book World, and Why We Must Shop at Them Even If It Costs a Couple Extra Bucks and Few Extra Minutes
For years, on Bainbridge Island, there was this great little record store called the Glass Onion. The dude who owned it was named Jeff, and he loved his job. Basically, by buying a record store, he bought himself into a low paying job for life. Or so he thought. He was smart, passionate, and informed in a dizzyingly wide array of musical genres, and always managed to be on the cutting edge, without necessarily looking like a guy who lived on the cutting edge. Is this sounding familiar yet?