Koosi is reading Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer. This book will not be given away. Thanks to Raymond who got it for me in New York when he wasn’t doing revisions on the script of the Vilma Santos movie, or giving Luis Manzano and John Lloyd Cruz a tour of Manhattan’s gay bars so they could research their roles as Vilma’s son and his boyfriend.
These are the books we’re giving away.
Peeling the Onion by Gunter Grass
Reel List: A Categorical Companion to Over 2,000 Memorable Films
Pravda by Edward Docx
The Good People of New York by Thisbe Nissen
Dance Dance Dance by Haruki Murakami
Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
Sam the Cat by Matthew Klam (not about a feline)
Dirt Music by Tim Winton
The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud
Fruitcake by the Eraserheads (the 2008 reissue)
3 Sudoku books, 1 Word Find
Emily the Strange
Salon.com’s Wanderlust: Real-life Tales of Adventure and Romance
Peace Kills by P.J. O’Rourke
Now for the winners.
Too many entries, too few books. However, we know from experience that many of the winners of our contests don’t bother to claim their prizes, so there may be enough books to go round.
Here’s what we’ll do. Every week five winners will be announced. Those winners will have exactly seven days, from Tuesday, June 2 to Monday, June 8, to pick up their prizes/have their prizes picked up at Wild Ginger, the Asian restaurant at the basement of Power Plant Mall in Rockwell. Any time from 11 am to 8 pm will be fine; look for Nida or Marge. Tennis Mike has kindly offered their restaurant as the drop, but we mustn’t take the staff away from their work so we’ll only leave five books at a time.
If the winners do not pick up their books, we’ll assign them to the next entries in the queue, and so on until we run out of books. Our first five are:
scapegoat 328 – Dance Dance Dance
blueboy – Sam the Cat
siratalaga – Dirt Music
saveanaardvark – The Emperor’s Children
backlash – Emily the Strange
If for any reason you don’t like your prize, feel free to trade books with the other winners.
I was going to send confirmation emails for you to print out and present with proof of identity, but what the hell, let’s go by the more hassle-free honor system. Only if there are problems will we switch to secure claim procedures, etc.
The next five winners will be announced next Sunday. We’ll get around to you eventually. Remember, winners, you have 7 days to claim your books, or they’re considered forfeited. Enjoy them.