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A Book For You

I've read it. I enjoyed it. I'm giving it away. The book is The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

And the winner is Bryan Young

I'll take all requests for the book left in the comments during the next 24 hours, or so, and then use a random number generator to determine the winner. I'll then ship the book at my expense to the winner. The offer is limited to residents of the U.S. and Canada. My apologies to my good friends in other countries but the cost of shipments to other destinations is simply too high.

Note:The offer is open only to registered comments others will be ignored. Please make it clear if you want to be considered for the book or are just commenting.



in for the win please.

I'm interested in your book giveaway for "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao." Never posted here before, so I may be missing some protocol, but if possible I'd like to be entered. Also wanted to say that I really enjoy your blog: you seem to post/discuss what I'm interested in more consistently than anywhere else I've found. On that note, I'm actually a little surprised that you haven't posted/said more about the passing of David Foster Wallace. If it's because you're not into his stuff, I understand. Many understandably aren't. If it's because you don't know enough about him, I recommend some brushing up. And if it's because there have been just too many Palin faux paus and market fluctuations in recent weeks to cover the death of an author who enjoyed a relatively small audience, that makes sense too, but when you get the chance, show him some love...ABS

I started DFW's "Infinite Jest", but never finished it. Wallace wrote some of the most interesting sentences I've ever read, but alas the story just didn't hold my interest. Perhaps I'll try some of his short stories I haven't read any of his and understand that there are some real gems. Would you like to recommend any of his short fiction to read?

He was obviously a talented writer and will be missed by many. I almost posted a link to his passing a couple of times, but as you rightly surmise, I was distracted by lipstick and pigs and such.

Well I would say that "Infinite Jest" is a rough first bite out of Wallace. As an avid reader of his myself, I am still only halfway through and struggling. Some of his short fiction is great, but I think the best introduction to DFW is his journalism. There seems to be a consensus about this too. The first and still best thing by Wallace that I have read is his book "A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again," a collection of essays and arguments. That book is a distillation of his major themes presented in a more insightful, hilarious, and accessible way than anywhere else. For someone interested in politics, philosophy, and the human condition, I can't recommend it enough...Also, thanks for the quick and earnest reply.

I'm interested....

Random, but I'd love a good read, put me in.

Put me down.

love the site... thanks for what you do.

I would like a copy. I have read Drown and it was great.

Count me in - I'd love a copy.

I'd like a chance at the book...

a chance would be awesome, thanks

Sign me up, thanks

Looking for a random number here, I'm in.

I would like to try for this book, please.

Can I get random #17 PLEASE?

Sign me up too!


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