As promised, we’re giving away a signed copy of this awesome book by Melina Marchetta. (My author crush. I’d ask you not to tell her, but she probably already knows, because I’ve spoken to her twice—very briefly—and was almost incoherent both times. I tried to compose myself, but it was just impossible.)
Aaaanyway. You want this book. You really do. Trust me.
BOOK GIVEAWAY: For a chance to win a SIGNED copy of THE PIPER’S SON, tell us your favourite song by a band and why. (Thanks to @SnarkyWench for suggesting the question!)
Some rules: Post your answer as a comment to this post. Multiple entries are fine. By entering, you give us permission to quote your entry in future blog posts and articles. Open to international readers. The giveaway ends midnight on Monday, September 12 AEST. Wandergurl, Decadence, Envyious and I will pick our favourite answer. The winner must provide a delivery address within one week after we announce the result on the blog; otherwise, we will pick another winner.
Usually, our freebies are from review copies sent by the publisher or copies offered by the author. This time, I bought this book because it’s so awesome I want everyone to read it.
I know. I’m raising expectations and readers will be disappointed.
But no. It really is that awesome. Says I.
To give you an idea, here’s what I wrote about The Piper’s Son:
Months after I first picked up this book I was still thinking about it and digesting the story. It’s a much more accessible book than On The Jellicoe Road, but no less complex, exploring dark emotions and relationships and situations that are not easily unravelled. The story is very much character-driven, with internal and external issues colliding and creating friction and opportunities for self-destruction or healing.
But what I love most about this book—indeed all of Marchetta’s work—is that the progress towards mending broken relationships happens in almost unnoticeable increments that aren’t fully recognisable until after multiple rereads. This, more than anything else, speaks to the richness and depth of Marchetta’s prose.
I love this book.
You can read the full review here. (Pardon the squeeing.)