Monday, 19 March 2012

The 'Painting A Shed' Competition Winner's Post!

Not that I'm making excuses for the current slowness of my reading, it's just that I really have spent a large part of the morning painting a shed... What an exciting life I lead right now :o)
I'm really hoping that this afternoon doesn't involve more of the same as I'm deep into 'Throne of the Crescent Moon' right now and enjoying the hell out of it. In this age of Internet shopping it doesn't really matter where a book is published but I'm really hoping that a UK publisher picks up 'Throne' and gives it that little bit more exposure over here; it really deserves it. There'll be a review up this week, definitely.

A couple of books came through the door this morning and I just want to mention one of them quickly before I get onto the serious business of announcing competition winners.
This looks like it could be an entertaining read (I could do with a laugh right now...)

Low-level entertainment lawyer Nick Carter thinks it’s a prank, not an alien encounter, when a redheaded mullah and a curvaceous nun show up at his office. But Frampton and Carly are highly advanced (if bumbling) extraterrestrials. And boy, do they have news.

The entire cosmos, they tell him, has been hopelessly hooked on humanity’s music ever since “Year Zero” (1977 to us), when American pop songs first reached alien ears. This addiction has driven a vast intergalactic society to commit the biggest copyright violation since the Big Bang. The resulting fines and penalties have bankrupted the whole universe. We humans suddenly own
everything—and the aliens are not amused.

Nick Carter has just been tapped to clean up this mess before things get ugly, and he’s an unlikely galaxy-hopping hero: He’s scared of heights. He’s also about to be fired. And he happens to have the same name as a Backstreet Boy. But he does know a thing or two about copyright law. And he’s packing a couple of other pencil-pushing superpowers that could come in handy...


'Year Zero' won't be published until July so I reckon you can expect a review maybe at the end of May or the beginning of June. maybe even a bit sooner in fact, I could really do with reading a book that makes me laugh :o)


Anyway, on with the whole business of competition winners. Thanks to everyone who entered the competition to win a copy of 'The Games'; there could only be a certain number of winners though and they were...


Galena Ostipow, Michigan, USA
Paul Sparks, Milwaukee, USA
Bobby V. Berry, Jr, Colorado, USA
Kriti Godey,  Rhode Island, USA
Lori Magill, California, USA

Well done everyone! Your books will be on their way very shortly...


I'll see you all tomorrow for a 'beginning of the rest of the week' that should involve a lot more reviews than there have been recently. Looking back at this month (and last) it seems that I've been slacking off a bit. We'll just have to see about that...

6 comments:

Von Berry said...

Thank you, very much. Great site.

Justin said...

I finished YEAR ZERO over the weekend Graeme and it's F'ING HILARIOUS. I highly recommend it.

Paul Sparks said...

Thanks for the book! I'm really looking forward to reading it. I just finished "Throne of the Crescent Moon" myself and really enjoyed it.

blog said...

Thanks! I'm very excited to read The Games!

Galena said...

Woohoo! Can't wait to get The Games in the mail and read it :)

ashenphoenix said...

Whee! I'm really looking forward to reading The Games - the description you'd given at the time of the contest sounded great - thanks!