Sunday, March 22, 2009

Contest Time!



Since one item in the news last week was an updated picture of Charles Manson, I thought this would be the perfect time to start this contest. Thanks to Valerie at Hatchette Books, I have five copies of Sway to give away.

Sway by Zachary Lazar

Three dramatic and emblematic stories intertwine in Zachary Lazar's extraordinary new novel, SWAY--the early days of the Rolling Stones, including the romantic triangle of Brian Jones, Anita Pallenberg, and Keith Richards; the life of avant-garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger; and the community of Charles Manson and his followers.

Lazar illuminates an hour in American history when rapture found its roots in idolatrous figures and led to unprovoked and inexplicable violence. Connecting all the stories in this novel is Bobby Beausoleil, a beautiful California boy who appeared in an Anger film and eventually joined the Manson "family."

With great artistry, Lazar weaves scenes from these real lives together into a true but heightened reality, making superstars human, giving demons reality, and restoring mythic events to the scale of daily life.


"One hypnotic tone poem.... It is not the now-historic acts of violence that make Sway so riveting, but its vivid character portraits and decadent, muzzy atmosphere, all rendered with the heightened sensory awareness associated with drugs and paranoia.

The near miniaturist precision with which he describes Keith Richards's attempts to master his guitar, Brian Jones's acid trips and Anger's obsessive desire for Beausoleil bring this large-scale tableau into stunning relief." --Liz Brown, Time Out New York

Reading Group Guide available

How to enter:
1. One entry for leaving me a comment, with an email address, giving your favorite Rolling Stones song (or saying you don't have one)
2. One entry for following my blog or subscribing to it. Leave me a comment telling me you did so, or that you already do.
3. One entry for blogging about this contest, and leaving me a comment with a link to your post.
4. One entry for everyone who enters, and tells me you sent them.

Contest will run through April 13. Restricted to US and Canada, and no PO Boxes. Good luck to all!

23 comments:

  1. My favorite Rolling Stones song is "Under My Thumb" :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

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  2. I'm following you on Blogger :)
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

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  3. I blogged about the contest :
    http://theluckyladybug.org/2009/03/23/413-sway-giveaway/
    blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

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  4. I DO want to win this book and have been trying. Thanks for letting me know. First time I got an email about it so was a little suspicious but better safe than sorry and now I am NOT sorry so please enter me! Good Luck with the giveaway.

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  5. Oh, and now I am also a follower so I will be back! Thank you! Nice blog!

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  6. Thank you for sending me the link!

    I have tons of favorite Rolling Stones songs but my favoritest favorite is Sympathy for the Devil!

    Ladytink_534[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  7. My favourite Rolling Stones song is Brown Sugar!


    Thanks


    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  8. I have just subscribed via RSS!

    Thanks


    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  9. This book is on my must read list! My absolute favorite Rolling Stones song is Beast of Burden.

    njsunbunny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I'm really not a Stones fan.
    They did an okay Super Bowl show a few years ago though.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    ruthann (dot) francis (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. give me shelter is my fave
    sean pynaert
    spynaert@hotmail.com

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  12. Sympathy for the Devil
    mr12step@yahoo.com

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  13. i like ruby tuesday - btw - my husband is a huge rolling stones fan and he turns 60 this year so if i don't win, i'll have to go out and buy this for him ;-)

    tagfromme at gmail dot com

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  14. Ruby Tuesday

    gypsyrover21@yahoo.ca

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  15. I'm a follower!

    gypsyrover21@yahoo.ca

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  16. Thanks for the contest! I actually don't have a favorite rolling stones songs :(

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  17. I started following today!

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  18. Oops, I forgot to include my email!

    booksforteens@yahoo.com

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  19. My favorite Stones song is SATISFACTION.
    I can't wait to read SWAY. I was in a band years ago so I can relate to the drama. My sister is an old hippie and I'd like to share this book with her. It would have been soooo cool to jam with the Stones. I'm a huge Manson fan too.

    Mel K.
    Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

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  20. Please enter me! I don't have a favorite Rolling Stones song - I'm sure I've heard one, just can't recall any names.

    My e-mail is vvperesk@gmail.com

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  21. The contest is closed. Thanks for entering.

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