The November Criminals Giveaway

By | on April 21, 2010 | 6 Comments

JC: Thanks to everyone who joined in last week’s giveaway. We’ll expect to see some polished short films from the winners in the near future!

If you’ve paid attention this week, you’ve noticed that we like Sam Munson. We hope you will too, so here’s an opportunity:  In the comments section, name your favorite adolescent protagonist, and tell us why, and get a chance to win one of five copies of SM’s new novel The November Criminals.

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6 Responses to “The November Criminals Giveaway”

  1. April 21, 2010

    Patrick T. Kilgallon Reply

    Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinder Catcher in the Rye. I love how the narrator exposes the what I always call ‘The Douchebagness Within’ of other characters like that popular jock who thinks he is doing you a favor by letting him ask you for a favor in term of getting by more easily in school. Also I like how honest he is about his own adventure or misadventure in trying to hire a hooker and then getting punched in the stomach by a middle aged man who is probably not in good shape as Caulfiend is in his youth and how his idealism unravels at the end as he realizes the douchebagness within him.

    Hope I win this book. Looks like a good novel.

  2. April 21, 2010

    Patrick T. Kilgallon Reply

    Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinder Catcher in the Rye. I love how the narrator exposes the what I always call ‘The Douchebagness Within’ of other characters like that popular jock who thinks he is doing you a favor by letting him ask you for a favor in term of getting by more easily in school. Also I like how honest he is about his own adventure or misadventure in trying to hire a hooker and then getting punched in the stomach by a middle aged man who is probably not in good shape as Caulfiend is in his youth and how his idealism unravels at the end as he realizes the douchebagness within him.

    Hope I win this book. Looks like a good novel.

  3. April 22, 2010

    H.G. McCrary Reply

    We – the protagonists of Jeffery Eugenides’ “The Virgin Suicides.” Why? Well, first of all you have to give it up for the pure narrative creativity and the large set of literary nuts it takes to write a book entirely in first person plural. But beyond that, the confused infatuation that “we” feel toward the Lisbon girls is pretty much the way I felt toward one member of the fairer sex or another throughout my entire adolescence. There is something about idealizing another person beyond all rational bounds that is just so beautifully… adolescent.

    I know that “we” are actually pot-bellied, middle-aged men looking back on their adolescence and that this may disqualify me from the competition, but they are still my favorite.

  4. April 22, 2010

    H.G. McCrary Reply

    We – the protagonists of Jeffery Eugenides’ “The Virgin Suicides.” Why? Well, first of all you have to give it up for the pure narrative creativity and the large set of literary nuts it takes to write a book entirely in first person plural. But beyond that, the confused infatuation that “we” feel toward the Lisbon girls is pretty much the way I felt toward one member of the fairer sex or another throughout my entire adolescence. There is something about idealizing another person beyond all rational bounds that is just so beautifully… adolescent.

    I know that “we” are actually pot-bellied, middle-aged men looking back on their adolescence and that this may disqualify me from the competition, but they are still my favorite.

  5. May 5, 2010

    ShootingStarsMag Reply

    I don’t know if this is over…but mine would be Charlie in The Perks of Being a Wallflower because he reminds me of me in a lot of ways. He feels a lot, but he doesn’t always say it out loud. He’s in his head a lot, and he notices things. I love that.

  6. May 4, 2010

    ShootingStarsMag Reply

    I don’t know if this is over…but mine would be Charlie in The Perks of Being a Wallflower because he reminds me of me in a lot of ways. He feels a lot, but he doesn’t always say it out loud. He’s in his head a lot, and he notices things. I love that.

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