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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Winners and a New Giveaway!

The winners of The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady are SusieBookworm and Orchid!  Congratulations!!  I'll be sending you emails shortly. 

Now for the new giveaway!  Yay!!

I have another great book from Doubleday.  Snowdrops by A.D. Miller

A. D. Miller's Snowdrops is an intensely riveting psychological drama that unfolds over the course of one Moscow winter, as a young Englishman's moral compass is spun by the seductive opportunities revealed to him by a new Russia: a land of hedonism and desperation, corruption and kindness, magical dachas and debauched nightclubs; a place where secrets - and corpses - come to light only when the deep snows start to thaw - Snowdrops is a chilling story of love and moral freefall: of the corruption, by a corrupt society, of a corruptible young man. It is taut, intense and has a momentum as irresistible to the reader as the moral danger that first enchants, then threatens to overwhelm, its narrator.

This book was a little hard to read, not necessarily because of the subject matter, but because of the location.  It takes place in Russia so there are a lot of long Russian words in it and I'm not one of those people that can just skip over a word like that, I have to stop and sound it out and so it took me a while to make my way through this book. This is also why I never got past the first couple of chapters of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo!

Snowdrops was written as a confession, the narrator to a fiancee I assumed, explaining what his life was like when he lived in Russia.  He was a lawyer and he was involved in some shady schemes.  He dealt with some really interesting characters and he's telling this other person everything that happened.

I found the book pretty interesting.  I felt like I learned a few things about Moscow, beginning with what a "snowdrop" is.  If you're thinking it's a flower, think again!  This book is dark and tense and keeps you wondering what's going to happen.

Same giveaway rules apply: US addresses only, no PO Boxes please.  Leave a comment WITH A VALID EMAIL ADDRESS please!  If you want an extra entries you can spread the word about this giveaway (facebook, twitter, etc) and post the link in a separate comments.

There will be 2 winners for this giveaway and I'll randomly pick names on April 20th.

15 comments:

debbie said...

This sounds like an interesting book, I would like to read it.
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Tiffany said...

I'd love to read this :) Thank you for the great giveaway!

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Tiffany said...

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Christi said...

Sounds like an interesting read, would love to be entered to win!

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Martha Lawson said...

Don't know if I've ever read a book set in Russia before! Sounds good tho, please enter me.

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Vivien said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Vivien said...

+1 spread here
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The Book Heroine said...

This looks like a amazing book!!!

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Erinberry said...

This sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Lisa said...

Thanks and I am excited about this lisapeters at yahoo dot com

Pamela Keener said...

Thanks for the giveaway. This book sounds like a good read.
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Maria said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Maria said...

Tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/MariaW/status/60414357972058112

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Maria said...

Announced on facebook.

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