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Thursday, October 16, 2008

"What If . . .?" You Could Win This Book

I totally missed Buy-A-Friend-A-Book Week, which is so fun to do. We have moved our computers off the dining room table down to the finished family room. That's reason to cheer, right? I'm still not sure. I liked the closeness of everything when we were living on one floor.

Anyway, our internet and email have not worked well downstairs. Today the phone man came and fixed us up. Yay! So I can finally host that book giveaway.

I received this book to read and review and now I'm going to offer it to you. Let me share with you the blurb from the front book flap.
The ice caps are melting. forest burning. People starving...
The world is dying. Right now.

What if a stranger appeared on the streets of New York claiming to possess the power to hear: And what if people believed him?

What if he spoke of ending poverty and disease, of bring peace and prosperity to the entire world? And what if People followed him?

What if the government feared the delusions he was spreading, feared for the people, the country? And what if they were right to fear him?

What if both sides saw themselves as the good battling the evil, how far would they go to see good triumph?
To be honest, I didn't finish the book. I don't know if it was a timing thing or just what, but I found I just wasn't in the mood for it. The beginning of the book was a bit confusing - I had to go back and reread to figure out if the story was continuing with the same character that just died. I did like this passage:
"... was this how it ended? The world simply spun on as if nothing had changed, while you faded away like a misplaced pencil mark being erased."
As you can see, the writing is great. I look forward to more novels from Lee. He definitely has talent. I

received this book from the author and would like to pass it along to another who wants to read and review it. Chances are high, that most of you will probably really enjoy What if...?

To win this book, just leave a comment. I will draw the winning name on Thursday, Oct 16.

9 comments:

ArkieRN said...

It sounds like my kind of book.

Ivan Girl said...

hey, i like to read this book. Although I haven't read about anything about the author, it would be nice to know his writings.

pls. toss my name in the hat if you're sending international.

PS. I am also catching up with my BAFAB giveaway so come over here.

Thanks.

ivan[dot]girl25[at]gmail[dot]com

Wrighty - said...

This isn't an entry for the book I just wanted to comment on how much I like your blog. I've just started my own and it's definitely a learning process. At the rate I'm going I'll never have time to create that and read my books!

Carrie K said...

Oh, I'd love to win that book! Enter me into your contest! I can see why you'd have to be in the right mood to read it though.

heather (errantdreams) said...

Please don't enter me in the drawing as I'm up to my elbows in books right now, but I have to admit it sounds like a really neat read!

Kristina said...

I'd love to be entered to win this book...it sounds very interesting!
luckistarr4 AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

Sounds interesting, mainly due to the fact that all the "What If's" are actually happening on one level or another.

memejain said...

Darn,
I am sorry I missed the giveaway. It sounded like an interesting book. This is my first visit to your sight but won't be my last.
I would like to list your blog on my so people can see who are my go to book blogs. Stop by and say hi sometime.
www.besottedbookworm.com
:)
Mame Burkett

Joy said...

Hi! That's all I wanted to say. :)