It’s going to be slightly quiet on the site this week since I leave for Book Expo America tomorrow. (Squee!) I’ll try to keep you updated.
In celebration of the paperback release of The Bookman’s Tale: A Novel of Obsession by Charlie Lovett, the publisher has offered a copy for me to give to one lucky winner! This book was so much fun to read. Check out my review of the hardcover version and read below on how to enter to win a copy:
I was first interested in reading The Bookman’s Tale: A Novel of Obsession by Charlie Lovett because it was about Peter, a rare book dealer. What sucked me in was when Peter discovered what might be the book that will prove once and for all that William Shakespeare really wrote all his plays. The Holy Grail of William Shakespeare’s work, as Peter put it. It felt like the Da Vinci Code of English literature as Peter tried to prove if this slim book was authentic.
The novel weaves three different stories together with a satisfying conclusion. The main story is about this Holy Grail of books that Peter finds. The novel also goes back to Peter’s youth: how Peter met his wife Amanda and how he became a rare books dealer. Then we’re given a peek on how this book came to be and its different owners throughout the years, until Peter’s discovery.
I was thoroughly sucked into this novel. As someone who likes sniffing new print copies of books, I enjoyed reading how Peter cared for and conserved old books. I enjoyed my romp through literary history as Lovett imagined how this rare book came to be.
The Bookman’s Tale would make a great beach read or a traveling companion on your next flight or road trip.
If you want to win a copy, just leave a comment telling your favorite Shakespeare play. I’ll draw a winner when I return, on June 1st. U.S. address only, please. (Winner will be contacted via email and must respond within 24 hours to claim their prize.)
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