Saturday, June 07, 2008

Win a copy of "In the Woods" by Tana French

Talk about making a splash! Tana French's debut novel, In the Woods, has been garnering praise and honors in numbers known in the publishing trade as "out the wazoo," an Edgar Award for best first novel among them. Now you can find out what the fuss is about without having to spend one thin dime.
To celebrate the novel's U.S. paperback release from Viking Penguin, Detectives Beyond Borders has a copy of In the Woods for the first person who can answer the following question correctly:
Tana French has credited her training and experience in a previous profession with helping her writing. What is that profession?
Send your answer along with your postal address to detectivesbeyondborders (at) earthlink (dot) net
© Peter Rozovsky 2008

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6 Comments:

Blogger The Clandestine Samurai said...

I'm sure someone has answered the question and won the free book. I would've love to win it, but I got billions of books I'm already supposed to be reading as it is now.

June 07, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Yes, someone snapped this one up pretty quickly. The odd thing is that I had accidentally posted the competition several hours before I intended to. Blogger had been having technical problems, and I hit "Publish this post" as a test to see if the problem had been solved. Much to my surprise, it had been. By the time I realized this and unpublished the post, someone had won the book.

June 07, 2008  
Blogger Barbara said...

Snap!

Personally I found the book to be both incredibly frustrating and wildly talented - but if nothing else it is proof that readers are willing to try something fresh, at times difficult, and with a hero is not by any standard measures a manly man; flawed but not in the usual ways. (In fact, he's fairly unsympathetic and grows more so, and he talks way too much.)

But there's a lot of talent there.

June 08, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

I take it from your comment that you finished the book. This is admirable. I don't often have the patience to finish a book that I have problems with at the start.

June 08, 2008  
Blogger Barbara said...

We discussed it at 4maand it was one of the most vigorous discussions we've ever had, with some really compelling posts that delved into what frustrated some readers. The fascinating thing was that we also vote on the books, and it got quite a high score, even from those who were highly critical. Though I have my reservations about the book, I can heartily recommend it for discussion - it's not going to begin and end with "I liked it." "Me too. Would you pass the crackers?"

June 08, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Hmm, I should pick up on some of these discussions and maybe even read the book. I suspect the word gender came up from time to time.

June 08, 2008  

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