Friday, August 1, 2008

Book Giveaway: The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

For my first giveaway in August (and second this week!), I'm offering an ARC of what promises to be one of the hottest books of the year, The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. Here's the description from Amazon:

An extraordinary debut novel of love that survives the fires of hell and transcends the boundaries of time.

The narrator of The Gargoyle is a very contemporary cynic, physically beautiful and sexually adept, who dwells in the moral vacuum that is modern life. As the book opens, he is driving along a dark road when he is distracted by what seems to be a flight of arrows. He crashes into a ravine and suffers horrible burns over much of his body. As he recovers in a burn ward, undergoing the tortures of the damned, he awaits the day when he can leave the hospital and commit carefully planned suicide—for he is now a monster in appearance as well as in soul.

A beautiful and compelling, but clearly unhinged, sculptress of gargoyles by the name of Marianne Engel appears at the foot of his bed and insists that they were once lovers in medieval Germany. In her telling, he was a badly injured mercenary and she was a nun and scribe in the famed monastery of Engelthal who nursed him back to health. As she spins their tale in Scheherazade fashion and relates equally mesmerizing stories of deathless love in Japan, Iceland, Italy, and England, he finds himself drawn back to life—and, finally, in love. He is released into Marianne's care and takes up residence in her huge stone house. But all is not well. For one thing, the pull of his past sins becomes ever more powerful as the morphine he is prescribed becomes ever more addictive. For another, Marianne receives word from God that she has only twenty-seven sculptures left to complete—and her time on earth will be finished.

Already an international literary sensation, The Gargoyle is an Inferno for our time. It will have you believing in the impossible.


I have one paperback ARC that I'll be giving away at 9 PM EST on August 7th.

The Rules:
Comment on this entry to enter.
Blog about this contest and receive three additional entries.
The winner will be chosen at random at 9 PM EST on August 7, 2008.

This is the second of two giveaways I'm hosting this week. The first is for Kaimira: The Sky Village and runs until August 5th.

30 comments:

  1. Please enter me! I'd love to read this book!

    Alessandra
    outofblue1[at]gmail.com

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  2. I've heard so many good things about this book from all over the place, I'd love a chance to read it. Please enter me!

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  3. I'd love to be entered for this one. It's on my must read list. I blogged about it here:
    http://peekingbetweenthepages.blogspot.com/2008/08/another-giveaway-of-gargoyle.html

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  4. Enter me too. And congratulations on you Hachette book haul! :-)

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  5. Please enter me. Thanks.

    blogged here

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  6. lol..I forgot to comment yesterday, but I already posted about your contest: Link

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  7. I've been hearing fabulous things about this book already! Please enter me.

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  8. http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=358798231&blogID=420663109

    Blogged!

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  9. I've been seeing this book everywhere and also hearing great things about so I would love to be entered!

    aimme21[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  10. I have an ARC of this also. I can't wait to read it. It is on my this week pile with Breaking Dawn.

    I like your new blog look. :)

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  11. Throw my name in, please! I'd love read this! Thank you!

    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  12. Please enter me! Thanks!

    --Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)
    diaryofaneccentric[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  13. Enter me, please! I've heard a lot of great things about this book.

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  14. Please enter me for this contest! I've also posted this on my blog here. :)

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  15. Add me as well for this book. I've been reading reviews that said that to not miss this book and I wanted to try!

    ylin.0621[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  16. Please throw my name in the hat for The Gargoyle. Thanks so much!
    ~Karen

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  17. Hey, Bookish Ruth! I've heard so many good things about "Gargoyle" and can't wait to read it. If you wouldn't mind, put my name in your contest please. Thanks!

    Oh, yeah, I'll be mentioning your blog on my blog, which isn't half as cool as yours but, well, it's a blog, and a few people go there once in awhile.

    Anyway, thanks!

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  18. I saw your post on librarything! I'd love this book :) I'll go post a link now on my blog :)

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  19. I would like to be entered! Thanks :)

    chibikagome7@yahoo.com

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  20. I just read an review on this and would love to be entered into the contest!!

    zeek319 at hotmail.com

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  21. Awesome, please enter me. I've also posted about this on my blog.

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  22. Please enter me & thank you for the giveaway!

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  23. the Gargoyle sounds fascinating. Please enter me in this drawing.
    Thanks!

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  25. My comment is gonna sound like everyone else's! Keep hearing great things about this book & now can't wait to read it! Thanks for the opportunity to enter! :')

    indygo88 at msn dot com

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  26. Blogged!

    http://storeetllrsanythingblog.blogspot.com/

    Cheers!

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