Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"Scorch Atlas" Giveaway

As one year slowly fades into the other, as another decade passes before our eyes, I feel it is only fitting to offer you, my fellow friends and followers, a giveaway of apocalyptic interconnected stories. So... to help you usher in the new year...

TNBBC is giving away one copy of Blake Butler's Scorch Atlas!

Here's the description from Goodreads:
"In this striking novel-in-stories, a series of strange apocalypses have hit America. Entire neighborhoods drown in mud, glass rains from the sky, birds speak gibberish, and parents of young children disappear. Millions starve while others grow coats of mold. But a few are able to survive and find a light in the aftermath, illuminating what we’ve become. In “The Disappeared,” a father is arrested for missing free throws, leaving his son to search alone for his lost mother. A boy swells to fill his parents’ ransacked attic in “The Ruined Child.” Rendered in a variety of narrative forms, from a psychedelic fable to a skewed insurance claim questionnaire, Blake Butler’s full-length fiction debut paints a gorgeously grotesque version of America, bringing to mind both Kelly Link and William H. Gass, yet imbued with Butler's own vision of the apocalyptic and bizarre."

This novel has seen many a match - check out these youtube videos of people scorching Scorch Atlas. While I am not sure if this is a publicity stunt to gain more readers, or seriously deranged reactions to his novel, it certainly has piqued my interest!

This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada
and will end on January 31st.

Here is how to enter:

1. Post a comment telling me why you want to read this book and be sure to leave a way for me to contact you. If you win, I want you to come back to TNBBC and let us know if the book made YOU want to put a match to it, too. (but please, promise me you won't hurt it!)

2. Please do not enter if you have won a book from TNBBC in the past three months. Let's give some other book lovers a chance to win!

Good luck everyone!


  1. I added this book to my "books to read" list as soon as I read the review of it (about two weeks ago). I love to read AND I love to read really good, different, not to be found on the bestseller list, types of fiction, and this sounded very much like my kind of book when I read the review. Also, I read The Road about 4 years ago and I think I'm ready for another apocalyptic book. I can be found at cmps1@comcast.net. Thank you and Happy New Year!

  2. I would love to win this book! I like reading futuristic books.

    Elaine R

  3. I like books and movies that the possibility of these freaky events happening in "reality" scare the crap out of me. LOL!!! That is why I would like to read this and I would totally give an honest review :)
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    mrsjohnson1982 at yahoo dot com

  4. ANd the winner is......

    Debbie!!! Check your inbox, I've sent you an email.

    Thanks to Missreneer and Elaine for entering. Please come back and enter for other giveaways soon! I appreciate the interest!