Saturday, April 16, 2011

Want to win a copy of Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention?

Win this by....
CONTEST IS CLOSED. @chaitea won the free copy

Open to U.S. Twitter users only. Here are the easy-peasy rules:

1. Leave me a comment that you want to win with your Twitter name @luckyreader.
2. Participate in Sunday evening's 4/17 7 pm EST #Blacklitchat with Victor LaValle, author of Big Machine.

I'll go through the archive of Tweets and see if your name is there, and enter you in the drawing. Odds are really good for this one folks, so please participate! Big Machine is an EXCELLENT read, and I bet you'll be intrigued by what LaValle has to say during the chat!

What do Big Machine, a novel, and Malcolm X, a biography, have in common? Both are about men who started out on the wrong road and then took a turn.


From Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. LaValle has garnered critical acclaim for his previous works (a collection, Slapboxing with Jesus, and novel, The Ecstatic), and his second novel is sure to up his critical standing while furthering comparisons to Haruki Murakami, John Kennedy Toole and Edgar Allan Poe. Gritty, mostly honest-hearted ex-heroin addict protagonist Ricky Rice takes a chance on an anonymous note delivered to him at the cruddy upstate New York bus depot where he works as a porter. Quickly, Ricky finds himself among the Unlikely Scholars, a secret society of ex-addicts and petty criminals, all black like him, living in remote Vermont and sifting through stacks of articles in a library devoted to investigating the supernatural; the existence of a god; and the legacy of Judah Washburn, an escaped slave who claimed to have had contact with a higher being that the Unlikely Scholars now call the Voice. Ricky's intoxicating voice—robust, organic, wily—is perfect for narrating LaValle's high-stakes mashup of thrilling paranormal and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, as the fateful porter—something of a modern Odysseus rallied by a team of spiritual X-men—wanders through America's messianic hoo-hah.

21 comments:

Christie Love said...

I want to win a copy of Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. @GotCharisma

evelyn.n.alfred said...

Count me in too!

Chai said...

throwing my name in the ring, was going to wait for the PB release;)!

Christine Broyhill said...

I would like to win a copy of Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention! @cbroyhill

songbird said...

I'd love on as well! @songbrdscientst

jamey said...

Hey Carleen, count me in: @jameyhatley

Camille said...

I would like to win. @camillereads

Jevon Oakman Bolden said...

I totally want to win! @jevonbolden

Brother OMi said...

Word ! You know I want to win!!! @Dantresomi

arieswym said...

I want to win! @arieswym

SouthernIvy said...

I would like to win a copy of Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. @Miss_CTINA

Jason said...

I would like a copy of the book

evelyn.n.alfred said...

Oh, I forgot to put my twitter username: @evelynnalfred

Dee S. said...

Carleen, thanks so much for this! Wow. I will share this with Victor and his publicist. Thank you so much for supporting #blacklitchat

Ferocious Kitty said...

I want to win a copy of "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention"! I'm looking forward to tonight's #blacklitchat!

~@DeeshaPhilyaw

PatriciaW said...

Ooh, hate I missed this one. Bet you all had an interesting chat.

Jennifer said...

I would very much like to win a copy of Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention.
@knittingmomof3

Carleen Brice said...

Sorry Jennifer, I should have noted the contest ended last week. Please forgive me!

Stephanie Barko said...

Hi Carleen-

Hope you can provide a few referrals for me. Next month on my blog, I'm featuring interviews with the bestselling authors in Texas in celebration of Texas Writers Month (May). I would like to include some Black nonfiction & historical fiction authors who are either from Texas originally or live here now.
Would you know of any Black authors who fit that bill?
Please email me directly at steffercat@ austin.rr.com

Stephanie Barko, Literary Publicist
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2010 Book Publicist of the Year Nominee
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F.a.Ellis said...

I know I'm late,butI kjust read your post,and it was great.Maybe next time I can participate in the next giveaway that you have.
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Brasil said...

Mr. Marable will either elevate a reader's level of appreciation of Malcolm X, or taint it with portrayals of him that may be perceived as unforgivable violations of hero worship. I believe it is a book well worth purchasing and reading in earnest. The best thing is to read this book for yourself.