Good morning from all of us here at Glue and this week we have a doozy of a selection of thrilling book giveaways. George A. Romero, that master of movie mayhem, unleashes his debut novel and it’s an uplifting portrayal of a young Norwegian boy’s desire to dance, set against the backdrop of the rise of World War….just playing, it’s about zombies, and lots of them. And it looks, well, awesome. We also have Taylor Plimpton’s ode to the nightlife, and crackling new prose from Martha McPhee and Anne Zouroudi.
There’s also giveaways from last week still making their way out to lucky winners.
Taylor Plimpton, son of that master observer, the late George Plimpton, is something of an advocate of a particular sort of exclusive Manhattan lifestyle (as Jonathan Miles puts it in his Amazon review, “the style-obsessed, drug-dizzied, bass-thudded, celebutante-spangled, all-night parties that occur beyond the velvet ropes of an ever-shifting array of downtown nightclubs”). Plimpton’s debut memoir lovingly rhapsodizes his many nights lost in the crowds of NYC nightlife.
As the zombie invasion of literature reaches full flush in 2010, who better to bring the post-apocalyptic terror than the undisputed godfather of the genre, director George A. Romero. The creator of 1968’s Night of the Living Dead and its countless sequels puts pen to paper for a thrilling account of an undead infection told from the angle of many harried “survivors.”
In McPhee’s latest slab of fiction, writer India Palmer is struggling to stay financially afloat while keeping true to her creative ideals, when charming industrialist Win Johns descends upon Palmer’s life, and teaches her the ways of Wall Street. It’s a world to which Palmer is surprising suited bringing her to question whether to lose herself into the fast-paced existence or stick to her initial path as author?
In an tale set in a mythical, yet modern, Athens, novelist Zouroudi sets her sleuth, Hermes Diaktoros, also known as “The Fat Man” on the case of the possible murder of Irini Asimakopoulos, whose lifeless body was found at the bottom of a jagged cliff. The atmospheric detective tome is the first in a series of seven dedicated to the deadly sins.