April / May 2014 Competitions

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Ever since his last short story collection, Memory Wall blew our collective socks off we have been champing at the bit for a new book by Anthony Doerr – and he has rewarded our patience with All the Light We Cannot See, a beautiful doorstop of a book. We have three to give away and you can bag one of your very own if you tell us which Granta list did Doerrs make in 2007…

Ben Marcus’ latest Leaving the Sea is a deceptive devil, offering up some of Marcus’ most straightforward work (or is it?) – you can find out for yourself if you can tell us the name of the two typical household articles that adorn the title of his book  The Age of (?) and (?)??? 

Already firmly ensconced as one of our novels of 2014, The Black Snow by Paul Lynch is a beautiful gutkick of a book and we heartily recommend you treat yourself to it (and buy extra copies for all of your friends). Or you could throw your hat into the ring and try and win a copy. You want one? Tell us the title of Lynch’s debut…

Originally sold as one of those 33 1/3 books, Carl Lewis’ Let’s Talk about Love - a genuinely amusing and thought provoking study of Celine Dion that explores bad taste in a way that’ll make you feel like you’re a snob (yeah you!) – has been bulked up with essays from other like-minded sorts (Nick Hornby, Krist Novoselic). One can be yours if you tell us what was the very first 33 1/3 book…

Those of you who have been considering whether or not to dabble with Jo Nesbo but who have been put off by not knowing just which book comes first in the Harry Hole series can get excited! His new un is a standalone book! The Son is an intriguing slowburner that we reckon will earn the big man a whole host of new fans. One can be yours if you tell us how to pronounce Nesbo and the Hole of Harry Hole…

Lavie Tidhar’s latest The Violent Century reads like an Alan Moore graphic novel stripped of its pictures (but infused with the kinds of mind pictures that only a really good novel can cook up) – and as with The Black Snow it’s one of those novels that you long for whenever you are away from it. To win tell us two awards that Tidhar has been nominated for…

Those nice people at Old Street are treating us to a terrific debut later this month – Theo by Ed Taylor. We already have our review lined up and it isn’t too much of a spoiler to reveal that our reviewer thought it was a treat. You can win this story of a rock star’s son if you tell us which rock star Gus Van Sant’s Last Days was ostensibly modelled loosely upon…

It was the cool kid’s choice on the Booker longlist last year (the cool kids never get their way) but The Kills by Richard House is finally out in paperback and we’re keen to get some copies into Bookmunch readers’ hands. You can snaffle a copy if you tell us which part of the book we reviewed before it was collected as part of The Kills

A copy of A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin dropped through the door only this morning and we are supremely excited to start reading. This is Mitch Cullin’s take on the last days of Sherlock and it’s already lined up to be filmed with Ian McKellen as the grand old detective. You can put yourself in with a chance of winning if you tell us which Michael Chabon novel occupied similar territory…

Was it good? Was it bad? Is it more of the same? Does it show a lessening of her considerable talents? Find out for yourself and get ahold of a copy of Bark, the new short story collection by Lorrie Moore. If you want to find out for yourself (always the best thing to do in these situations), simply tell us the names of the three stories in Bark that appeared previously in her Collected Stories

Please submit your answers, with a name and an address so we can send you the prize, to bookmunchcomps@gmail.com with the name of the book in the subject header. Comps deadline is 31 March 2014.



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