Friday, July 22, 2011

Centuries of June + GIVEAWAY

*I know it's a Dear Sara Friday, but I'm skipping it so I could get last minute stuff for my vacation... deal with it lovers*

Centuries of June- Keith Donohue
Centuries of June: A Novel
Set in the bathroom of an old house just before dawn on a night in June, Centuries of June is a black comedy about a man who is attempting to tell the story of how he ended up on the floor with a hole in his head. But he keeps getting interrupted by a series of suspects—eight women lying in the bedroom just down the hall. Each woman tells a story drawn from five centuries of American myth and legend in a wild medley of styles and voices.

Centuries of June is a romp through history, a madcap murder mystery, an existential ghost story, and a stunning tour de force at once ingenious, sexy, inspiring, and ultimately deeply moving.

First off, I want to say I think this book hits almost every book genre within it's pages. You've got mystery, you've got sci-fi/fantasy, you have romance, historical, etc. It hits them all in a really interestingly told story that bops between characters. The characters being the man who starts the book on the floor with a hole in his head, and then all of these women. Each character has a very different voice because they are from different centuries but are all inexplicably tied to this man.

Very entertaining, very interesting, extremely well written.

You know I never ask you to rely on just my thoughts, but I encourage you to see what other tour bloggers are saying about this book HERE. You can visit Keith's website, Facebook, or Twitter as well!

And guess what? I have one copy to giveaway! YAY! Leave a comment with your email on this post and I will draw a winner (US/Canada only) on Sunday!

Happy reading!


Literary Chanteuse said...

Yah! Glad you have a copy for giveaway! Thanks!


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Danielle said...

I want one! I want one! :)

Gwendolyn B. said...

I know that this book is supposed to be very different from Donohue's other novels, but I loved them and I'm eager to check out his latest. Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy!

geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Steff said...

I hope I win this one!

Ashley said...

This sounds like a great book! I would love to win it :)

ashleyleak at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Sounds... Odd? Curious as to how all that mixes together!

Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours said...

This is certainly a unique book - glad you enjoyed it!

Thanks for being on the tour.