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POETRY MONTH | New Books

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This week, Vehicule Press' fantastic Global Poetry Anthology, a poem about a Mennonite community, and very funny erotic poems about Brad Pitt and Meryl Streep. Global Poetry Anthology: 2013, featuring finalists for the Montreal International Poetry Prize—the world’s first $20,000 prize for one poem—this anthology is a one-of-a-kind collection of contemporary, previously unpublished poems gathered from all corners of the English-speaking world. Vehicule Press ISBN 9781550653670 $18.00

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Ordinary Hours by Karen Enns, In Ordinary Hours, the follow-up to Karen Enns’ Gerald Lampert Award-nominated first collection, That Other Beauty, we revisit Enns’ rural Mennonite childhood, replete with the sensuousness of “diesel fuel” and “hot peaches.” Brick Books ISBN 9781926829906 $20.00

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Failure to Thrive by Suzannah Showler, Hip and cerebral, this witty collection is as quick to make fun of itself as it is to turn its humour outward, where false historians have free rein, answers come in the form of questions, and the apocalypse seems like a good time to knit a sweater. Suzannah Showler’s debut shows us how a failing world can be the site of aesthetic renewal rather than decline. ECW Press ISBN 9781770412026 $18.95

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Blind Items by Dina Del Bucchia, erotic poetry about celebrities like Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray. These hypermodern confessional poems are funny, strange, and very, very sexy. Insomniac Press ISBN 9781554831289 $16.95

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Sin Eater by Angela Hibbs, reassembles the seven deadly sins to reflect a modern context and culture.With nimble language and an uncommon wit, Hibbs reveals the fluidity of transgression when traditional definitions no longer apply. Sin Eater is a bold new collection from one of Canada s brightest poetic voices. Arbeiter Ring Publishing ISBN 9781894037495 $14.95

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Asking by Shawna Lemay, a collection of poems and poem-essays about paintings, ekphrasis, beauty, and deep looking which takes its title from the lines by Phyllis Webb: "Listen. If I have known beauty / let's say I came to it / asking." Seraphim Editions ISBN 9781927079270 $17.95

AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS | Griffin Poetry Prize, Giuseppe Acerbi Award, CAA Winners and Parents Choice Award Honourees

We're pleased to announce that it's finally starting to feel like summer in Canada, and a number of our favourite books from spring have won awards!

HBGPI IN THE SKY (9780316089166 | HBG) by Wendy Mass and THE CATS OF TANGLEWOOD FOREST (9780316053570 | HBG) by Charles de Lint have been honoured in the Spring 2013 Parent's Choice Awards.

PI IN THE SKY received The Parents' Choice Recommended Seal. This award implies their approval and their recommendation for reasons of production, appeal and fulfillment of its clear intent.  THE CATS OF TANGLEWOOD FOREST received The Parents' Choice Approved Seal, which indicates a wholesome product that helps children enjoy developing physical, emotional, social or academic skills.  For more information, visit the Parents' Choice website.

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ECW Press author, Christopher Meades, won the 2013 CAA Fiction Award for THE LAST HICCUP (9781550229738 | ECW PRESS), which was hailed by Library Journal as a "wickedly funny story," and Bard Howard won the CAA Exporting Alberta Award for WESTERN TAXIDERMY (9781927063118 | NeWest Press)Herizons Magazine wrote, "Not only would I recommend reading [WESTERN TAXIDERMY], I would recommend re-reading it not long after."  The awards are presented by the Canadian Authors Association and were announced on June 15th.

WHAT'S THE SCORE? (9781894469623 What-s-the-Score-McFadden-David-W-9781894469623| Mansfield Press) by Toronto Author David McFadden won the Griffin Poetry Prize!

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“‘If the fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise,’ advised William Blake in his Proverbs of Hell. As if whispering through the ages into the ear of Canada’s deadpan court jester, Blake’s radical spirit slyly presides over David McFadden’s exuberant thirty-fifth publication, What’s The Score? With their arch yet affable tone, these ninety-nine irreverent and mock-earnest poems lay siege to the feelings of boredom, anxiety, and alienation that afflict a culture obsessed with wealth and prestige, leading us, again and again, down the road of excess to the palace of wisdom. ‘My poems go leaping from crag to crag,’ McFadden boasts in one poem, before quickly, and characteristically, scuttling this Romantic image of the egotistical sublime ‘like a stubble-faced crybaby, it’s probably / because I’ve been writing for so long, / forty years of poems to various friends.’ The easy, casual intimacy of these poems will befriend you on the first page. Their astonishing leaps and their genuine philosophical urgency will compel you to keep reading. ‘Stick around,’ invites this artful and knowing wise fool, ‘everyone should have a chorus / following his steps and reminding him / of his central role in some great dream.’” – Suzanne Buffam

Read more at: http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/awards-and-poets/shortlists/2013-shortlist/david-mcfadden/#sthash.QzcFLEtC.dpuf.

Reflections and Aphorisms_proofAnd finally, Leonidas Donskis won the Essay Writing Prize for the Giuseppe Acerbi Award for A SMALL MAP OF EXPERIENCE: REFLECTIONS & APHORISMS (9781550716603 | Guernica Editions). Robert Ginsberg, Director of The International Center for the Arts, Humanities, and Value Inquiry, wrote, "This is a powerful original contribution to the philosophy of culture. Donskis shows that modernity is perforce always troubled, for we are confronted with competing cultural and political traditions from which we have emerged, while we are obliged to face divergent directions for our next steps. The result of Donskis's bold exploration is an impressive travelogue of the human spirit in which the reader takes an active part. This is truly what must be called an engaging book."

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Atlantic Book Award Nominees

Atlantic AwardWe are thrilled to announce that we have SEVEN authors shortlisted for an Atlantic Book Award!

Tightrope author Keir Lowther, The Porcupine's Quill author Nicole Dixon and Breakwater Books author Lesleyanne Ryan have been shortlisted for the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award. This award, presented for the first time in 2003 with a value of $1,500, recognizes the best first book of fiction or non-fiction published in the previous year by an Atlantic writer.

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DirtyBirdCropRGB1-197x300Dirty Bird By Keir Lowther 9781926639529 Publisher: Tightrope Books

CBC Literary Award finalist Keir Lowther makes his debut with a novel that revolves around loved ones dead and alive, family or otherwise that haunts the modern psyche of one young boy, trapped in the grotesque world that surrounds him. Written in a creepy, deadpan, dark spiritual tone that will light a powder keg in the lukewarm waters of Canadian fiction. Dirty Bird is a family dystopia saga of anxiety and misplaced love, carved out in the spirit of spooky tradition of writers such as Tony Burgess, Joey Comeau and Lisa Foad.

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High-Water Mark is Bronwen Wallace Award–winner Nicole Dixon’s smart and sexy debut. These ten tightly written stories, touched with humour, focus on characters pursuing romantic and professional desires, and encountering and recovering from betrayal and heartbreak. A young woman and her partner discover that both going back to the land and raising a newborn are more difficult – and fraught with more unexpected dangers – than life in the city. A woman becomes sexually obsessed with a female friend after a six-year relationship ends. The east/west Toronto divide is just one conflict that arises among the three members of an all-female band. As the women in High-Water Mark run away and return, try love and sex, move from city to country, they are always challenged and changed. Dixon’s perceptive, witty, no-nonsense collection authentically captures the voices of women in a way rarely found in mainstream fiction.

Bracoviewpic2.php By Lesleyanne Ryan 9781550813340 Publisher: Breakwater Book

Winner of the 2011 Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, Lesleyanne Ryan’s debut novel, Braco, takes place over the five days following the fall of Srebrenica in 1995. The narrative follows the perspectives of Bosnian civilians, UN Peacekeepers, Serbian and Bosnian soldiers, as well as a Canadian photojournalist. A retired veteran and former Bosnian Peacekeeper, Ryan vividly captures the visceral tension and horror of Bosnian refugees fleeing Srebrenica, the ensuing massacre of Bosnian men, and the inability of the Dutch peacekeepers to protect them. The award judges acclaimed the debut novel as a “compelling, captivating, and fast-paced novel, from its vivid and intriguing prologue set in Srebrenica to an ending that fits, if not satisfies.”

 

Creative Book Publishing author Mike Heffernan and Breakwater Books author Joan Sullivan have been shortlisted for the Rogers Communications Award for Non-Fiction and ECW Press author George Murray and Vehicule Press author Mark Callanan have been shortlisted for the E.J. Pratt Poetry Award.  These two awards are a part of the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards which carry the distinguished patronage of the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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The Other Side of Midnight: Taxicab Stories By Mike Heffernan 9781897174968 Publisher: Creative Book Publishing

The first St. John’s taxi stand started up in the early-20th Century and greatly expanded prior to the Second World War. There are now almost four hundred taxis operating within the city limits. The Other Side of Midnight: Taxi Cab Stories is not a traditional history of taxi cabs in St. John’s. It describes the commonly shared experiences of an underwritten portion of Newfoundland’s working class while presenting St. John’s from the front seat of a taxi cab. It will explore the working lives of its subjects, as well as their thoughts and feelings about their choice of career and their clients. Every segment of our society utilizes their services, from the social elite to the social obsolete: businessmen, drug pushers, prostitutes and forlorn lovers. They are witnesses to the best and worst in all of us. They are trained listeners to troubled people, as well as cheerleaders and goodwill ambassadors. Individuals will emerge, as well as equally unique understandings of their working lives. Comical, absurd and often dramatic, many of their reminiscences will be of long hours and years on the job, their hopes and decayed dreams.

In the Fieviewpic2.phpld By Joan Sullivan 9781550813913 Publisher: Breakwater Books

Freelance writer and playwright Joan Sullivan’s book In the Field is a work of non-fiction that tells the story of one young Newfoundlander soldier, Stephen Norris, lost in WWI, and how his death affected his family, his community, and, decades later, an entirely new generation. In 2004, a high school theatre class creates a musical about the Newfoundland Regiment. After pulling off a big production, teachers, students, and parents venture out on an overnight camping trip to Three Arm, where they find the remains of Stephen Norris’s boat. In the Field captures the haunting and profound experiences of adventure and homecoming.

Whiteout9781770410879 By George Murray 9781770410879 Publisher: ECW Press

Poetry that explores how accidental voyeurism can force reconsideration and reconciliation. White⋅out: n. a surface condition … in which no object casts a shadow, the horizon cannot be seen, and only dark objects are discernible … Whiteout: when the heavy weather of daily life establishes the measure of the measureless; when the predatory nature of the accidental conjures cowboys and the comatose; when the sickly sweet pop of life underfoot contrasts the televised image, shrinking to a pinprick. Whiteout: calques and towers, twin polar storms, falling, burning. Whiteout: “a book of white nothing.”  George Murray’s sixth collection has been a decade in the making. At once taut, tender and terrifying, haunted and haunting, Whiteout shatters convention in the collision of order and rage, formlessness and hard-won serenity.

Gift Horse483 By Mark Callanan 9781550653229 Publisher: Vehicule Press

Gift Horse, Mark Callanan’s second full-length collection of poetry, was largely written following a near-fatal medical emergency in 2007. The poems offer up the story of a young man whose gratitude at being alive is undercut by Lazarus-like confusion and ambivalence. Brandishing a newly acute sense of mortality, Callanan emerges as an Atlantic flâneur stalked by terrifying sea legends, death-steeped domesticity (where even supermarket lobsters “weigh in against oblivion”) and the extinct Newfoundland Wolf. Understated, sinister and unsettling, Gift Horse is a work of considerable craft and vision.

The 2013 Atlantic Book Awards and Festival runs May 9-16 and the awards will be announced at a special ceremony on the last night of Festival, Thursday, May 16, at 7:00p.m. at the Alderney Landing Theatre in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. For more details visit the Atlantic Book Awards website:  http://www.atlanticbookawards.ca/.

Congratulations to all of our nominees!!!

SAM SUTHERLAND: ON TOUR

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SAM SUTHERLAND, author of PERFECT YOUTH: The Birth of Canadian Punk (ECW Press | 9781770410657) is going on tour this March!

March 29th in Hamilton

  • 9pm, 19+, free
  • Casbah Lounge
  • 306 King St. W

In conversation with George Pettit (Alexisonfire) plus live music from Arson

March 30th in Montreal

  • 3pm, all ages, free
  • BBAM! Gallery
  • 3255 Saint-Jacques

In conversation with Ralph Alfonso (Manager, the Diodes / Crash 'n' Burn)

March 30th in Montreal

  • 9pm, 19+, $5
  • L'escogriffe
  • 4467 Saint-Denis

Live music from the Normals and Electric Vomit, plus Chris Barry (222s) spinning classic punk all night

"Perfect Youth is a valuable and accessible addition to the study of punk in general, and to Canada's place within it." - Stephanie Hart, Quill & Quire

"Sutherland has brought the movement together with a clarity and intimacy never achieved before, and for its moments of guilelessness and raw delight, reveals the value of a scene that self-deprecates as often as it’s been dismissed." - Natalie Zina Walschots, The National Post

"Perfect Youth documents the undocumented, the unloved, the unwashed, and the foul-smelling glory of Canadian punk in its embryonic years." - Gillian McCain, co-author of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

"Sam Sutherland's loving tribute to the True North Strong and Free punk daze explodes through the pages with a riveting blend of old-school insight and 21st Century analysis. Perfect Youth indeed!" - Steven Blush, author/filmmaker, American Hardcore

"A fascinating, necessary story written buoyantly and well, and with a whole lotta vomit." - Dave Bidini, musician and author of Writing Gordon Lightfoot

Spooky Reads

In case you're looking for some books to get you in the Halloween mood, here are a few we've loved! Husk by Corey Redekop (ECW Press, $18.95) This is the latest zombie book that is an absolute must-read for anyone with a strong stomach and a fascination with flesh eating. Unlike most undead stories you come across, this one is written from the perspective of the zombie!

The Diviners by Libba Bray (Little, Brown, $21.99) Although the author is mostly known for writing YA, this book about people with supernatural powers in 1920's New York definitely transcends the age genre and is spooky from the start! Best part: Libba will be in Toronto signing copies of the book in November!

V Wars edited by Jonathan Maberry (IDW Publishing, $24.99) Told in stories by eight different authors, V Wars chronicles the modern rise of vampires. By breaking  each story into parts and intermixing them, Maberry tells how the world is fascinated, terrified and finally overwhelmed by the discovery that vampires are, and always have been, real.

So enjoy your Halloween, enjoy these awesome books, and sleep tight (if you can)!

More Book Award Nominations!

It seems like each week, the Manda team has more things to celebrate. This week we are ecstatic to extend congratulations to our 2013 Ontario Library Association Forest of Reading award nominees!

 

Silver Birch Express Award  – Harry Houdini: The Legend of the World's Greatest Escape Artist by Janice Weaver (Abrams, 9781419700149) This illustrated biography of Harry Houdini combines original artwork and archival artifacts—including photographs, playbills and posters, letters, and even some of Houdini’s own stage props—to bring the story of the world’s greatest escape artist to life.

Silver Birch Fiction AwardThe Dead Kid Detective Agency by Evan Munday (ECW Press, 9781550229714) Thirteen-year-old October Schwartz is new in town, short on friends, and the child of a clinically depressed science teacher. Naturally, she spends most of her time in the Sticksville Cemetery, which just happens to border her backyard. Here she finds five dead teenagers, each from a different era of the past. Soon, October befriends the five dead kids. Together they form The Dead Kid Detective Agency, committed to solving Sticksville’s most mysterious mysteries.

White Pine AwardThe Way We Fall by Megan Crewe (Disney/Hyperion, 9781423146162) As a strange new virus devastates her community, one girl fights for survival against all odds in this unforgettable modern-day dystopian novel about the lengths one will go for love.

Award winners will be announced at the Festival of Trees at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre in May 2013. For a full list of nominated titles click here.

A Wild Stab For It: This is Game Eight From Russia

Not often enough does a book strike a chord like this did for me.  It is a fascinating and detailed rememberance of the final game in the 1972 Canada vs. Russia summit series, as well as a consideration of the entire series.  For the hockey fan, it is riveting and nostalgic, but what this book does beautifully is take that simple sporting event and contextualize it's significance to what it meant to Canada at the time and how it has played a role in shaping some piece of our cultural identidy. Bidini reminds us that this series served in part as a lens that allows for us Canadians to look back onto ourselves from a much broader perspective and envisioning some form of our larger cultural and politicial identidy beyond what we knew of ourselves relative to the USA.  It is a moment in time for Canadians, but Bidini also reminds us that it was a huge moment for Russians as well.  It was a window into the little known country Canada, and an alternative look into the West.  Of course, it was also a point in time when the entire planet was acutely aware of the Cold War and that overshaows all of the the drama and emotion that gets played out on the ice, but also in households, schools, offices and hockey rinks all across our nation.

This is a gem of a book and I simply can't imagine a better read for a proud Canadian, especially the proud Canadian hockey fan.

Published by ECW Press.  9781770411180.  $19.95.  Hardcover, with awesome colour photos throughout.

 

 

Beat the heat with these cool books!

Summer has come down hot & heavy in the last month and we have a few book suggestions that will certainly cool you off or help you embrace the heat! Chai Tea Sunday (ISBN 9781770410824) $14.95 CAD/ ECW Press Written by first time author, Toronto-based Heather A. Clark, this book is set in Kenya; which will definitely make you feel like you're in an oasis by comparison.

Everything Ice Cream Gelato and Frozen Desserts Cookbook (ISBN 9781440524974) $18.99 CAD/ Adams Media If you can't get away from the soaring temperatures, fixing yourself a nice frozen snack will at least make the summer more bearable!

Big Book of Sharks (ISBN 9781603209304) $16.95/ Time Home Entertainment Shark Week is coming up next month and this book is the best way to prepare yourself for one of the best weeks of television that 2012 will have to offer!

Remember: keep cool, stay hydrated, and read a book this summer!

Another List for Father's Day

Just in case you are still scrambling to find that perfect Father's Day gift and all the other myriad lists have failed you, here's what the fine folks of Manda Group recommend for Pops: If your dad has a good sense of humour and an easy sense of style, you should definitely grab him a t-shirt from the Unemployed Philosophers Guild. We suggest this awesome Calvin and Hobbes one, but there are plenty more to choose from here!

If your dad is a music fan then he must appreciate the Beatles. In this case, you should run to your nearest book store and pick up George Harrison: Living in the Material World. Written by George's widow, Olivia Harrison, this book shows never before seen photos and gives an intimate glimpse into Harrison's life. Published by Abrams Books, ISBN 9781419702204, $45 CAD.

For the golfer-dad: grab a copy of Moe & Me: Encounters with Moe Norman, Golf's Mysterious Genius. This book has been flying off the shelves since it came out in April and is a must-read for all golf fans. Published by ECW Press, ISBN 9781770410534, $19.95 CAD.

Pinterest Giveaway!

Have you checked out Manda Group on Pinterest yet? Get to it!This week we are running a giveaway for our friends who re-pin from our board.

What are we giving away? An autographed copy of Chai Tea Sunday by Heather A. Clark!

 This wonderful book is so engrossing you won't want to put it down. The story follows Nicky Fowler from her home in Toronto to an orphanage in Kenya where she volunteers her time as a teacher. In this new setting, Nicky learns much from her experience as she teaches those around her.

Published by ECW Press, ISBN 9781770410824, $14.95 Canadian

So get re-pinning now! Each re-pin gets you one entry into the contest. Winner will be randomly chosen at 3pm on Friday April 27th. GOOD LUCK!

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ECW Press Launches "Free eBook With Purchase" Campaign

This Spring, ECW Press will launch a “Free eBook with Purchase” campaign aimed at booklovers everywhere.  On select titles from their list, when a consumer buys the print version, they get the eBook version FREE!

 

Eligible titles will be printed with a burst announcing the promotion, and the following message will appear inside each book:

At ECW Press, we want you to enjoy this book in whatever format you like, whenever you like. Leave your print book at home and take the eBook to go!

Purchase the print edition and receive the eBook free. Just send an email to ebook@ecwpress.com and include:

 • the book title

• the name of the store where you purchased it

• your receipt number

• your preference of file type: PDF or ePub?

A real person will respond to your email with your eBook attached. And thanks for supporting an independently owned Canadian publisher with your purchase!

We would love to hear what you think about ECW's new campaign!  Send us a message on Facebook/Twitter or leave us a comment below and let us know whether receiving a free eBook would entice you to purchase one book over another.

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For the Wrestling Fan

Hot Shots and High Spots gives wrestling fans an intimate peek at the world of wrestling. Images captured by the amazing photographer George Napolitano, published by ECW Press - it will be a great Christmas present for any wrestling lover. Available now in paperback, ISBN 9781550229967. See below for pictures of Hulk Hogan and Brutus Beefcake posing with the book!

 

Canada Reads and You Should Too!

CBC's Canada Reads has revealed their Top 40 True Stories nominees and Too Close to the Falls, a gem from ECW Press made the list!

In this book, author Catherine Gildiner tells of her childhood growing up in Lewiston, NY - very close to Niagara Falls. Gildiner recalls stories of working at her father's pharmacy, which allowed her to meet some fascinating characters along the way.

If you haven't yet read this book - do so now. If you have and you loved it as much as we do - vote here to get it in the Canada Reads Top 10 True Stories nominees!

Too Close to the Falls is available now from ECW Press (ISBN 9781550223965)

Can You Swallow This?

ECW released this book in 2003, but it’s worth revisiting since the follow-up — The Woman Who Swallowed Her Cat — is coming out on October 1st!
For those who like to watch Mystery Diagnosis or are fans of House M.D. (which ECW also published a book about), this tome of bizarre medical stories is for you! Based on factual stories as absurd as they come, you’ll be itching for the next book to come out.
Being an actual doctor, Rob Myers makes these unbelievable stories come to life and each story will keep you guessing what the outcome will be. Just don’t read this one while eating!
Paperback available from ECW Press (ISBN 9781550225693) The Woman Who Swallowed Her Cat (Paperback ISBN 978-1770410619) availablie from ECW Press on Oct 1 2011.

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An American Demon.

I just finished reading this amazing memoir.  It is not due to publish until May, 2011, but this post has two objectives.  One is to succintly tell you to read this book if you have the stomach for a brutally honest and amazingly well written memoir.  The other is to air my own personal experience of reading the book and the consideration of how the reading experience and the impact of the book would have been vastly different had it been an enhanced e-book.

  Jack Grisham, former lead singer of California hardcore punk band TSOL, has written an incredibly honest, disturbring and beautifully written memoir of his very troubled youth.

It is hard to put my finger on why it resonated so strongly with me as I moved from despising him to feeling sympathy for him, but I don't think that I have ever read anything so honest, and in the end it is this honesty that makes this such a moving autobiography of a seriously troubled young man.  Given the alcohol and drug fueled life he led, many of the details are probably a bit hazy, but for him to put pen to paper to recount this part of his life, it is certainly not to boast of any of these feats.  This amazing memor is not for the faint of heart, and it is much, much more than a document about life as the lead singer of TSOL.

The other reason for this post is related to the reading experience, which for me was by reading a printed galley.  Throughout my reading of the book, I knew that when I finished I would go to youtube to see footage of a TSOL show and to see what the author, Jack Grisham, actually looks like, (since he regularly refers to himself as gorgeous and big - 6'3" in the book).  I intentionally did not do this until I was done as I knew that it would influence the way in which I read the book and understood the author.  Had it been an enhanced e-book on an ipad for instance, there would likely have been the same videos embedded into the narrative which I would have absolutely watched while reading the book.  Having finished the book and created in my mind's eye an image of what Jack looks like and an impression of what kind of person he is, seeing the videos after the fact surprised me in terms of what he looks like, and they softened the impression I have of what kind of a person he is.  My point is that the experience and the intensity of emotion that I had in reading the book without any video images or video interruption for me was clearly more impactful, despite the fact that I wanted to see the video images as soon as I finished the book.  I am sure for others having an enhanced e-book experience will be preferrable, but for me the linear book was completely immersive and I can only guess, much more impactful.  Had I bounced back and forth between interviews, live concert footage, etc, I am sure I would have finished the book with a different and less intense sense of the tragic and brutal youth that Jack lived and imposed on many others. 

If I haven't bored you yet, had I been given the choice in reading this book between the book format and the nature of how that narrative unfolds, and the ehnaced multi-media book that a book like this might also evole into, I would hands down choose the linear unfolding of the traditional paper book narrative for maximum impact.

An American Demon.  By Jack Grisham.  Published by ECW Press - May, 2011.  9781550229561.

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Canada Reads Announces Top 40

CBC revealed the longlist for Canada Reads 2011 this morning. Congratulations to Corey Redekop and ECW Press for the nomination of Shelf Monkey, Jeff Lemire and Top Shelf Productions for Essex County, and Ray Robertson and Santa Fe Writer's Project for Moody Food.

For a complete list of nominees, and to vote for your favourite, visit the Canada Reads website by clicking here.

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Vancouver Book Launch

The Three Fates of Henrik Nordmark:Thursday, September 23rd Doors open at 7 pm, reading at 8 pm The WISE, 1882 Adanac Street (at Victoria), Vancouver 604-254-5858

Copies will be available to be signed by the author. Free cake and treats. Cash bar. To RSVP or for more information please contact Simon Ware: simon@ecwpress.com

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