January 29, 2012
In Sara Levine's captivating debut novel Treasure Island!!! her protagonist, a recent college graduate, adopts Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Treasure Island as her personal self-help guide. Of course, this made me wonder what artistic work would I personally choose for life guidance? Probably Saul Bellow's The Adventures of Augie March.
Sara Levine will read from the novel and be interviewed on Wednesday, February 1st at Brooklyn's WORD bookstore in an event hosted by this blog, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and Europa Editions.
To enter, name the book (or movie, play, musical, or television series) you would choose for life advice.
One winner, chosen randomly from the commenters, will receive the following prizes:
A $100 Threadless gift certificate to buy book-related t-shirts like A Voyage of Discovery, A Book Lover, November Was a Good Month, Brainy Rainbow, or Word!, music-related t-shirts like The Official Guide to Music, Boom Box, Sound of the Dark, or anything else.
The winner will be chosen randomly at midnight ET Friday evening (February 3rd).
also at Largehearted Boy:
100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
52 Books, 52 Weeks (my yearly reading series)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (highlights of the week's new comics)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Daily Downloads (daily free and legal music downloads)
guest book reviews
Largehearted Word (highlights of the week's book releases)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Shorties (daily links from the worlds of music, literature, and pop culture)