Tuesday, July 05, 2011

I Want to Eat This Book

It's not because it has calamari on the cover either. I just love, adore, and squee (!!!) every time I see this cover. The blue background is stunning and rich, the tentacle is a striking contrast. It's whimsical and foreboding all the same.

I want to eat it.

It's in my NetGalley queue, but not for long!

Blurb: Loory's collection of wry and witty, dark and perilous contemporary fables is populated by people--and monsters and trees and jocular octopi--who are motivated by the same fears and desires that isolate and unite us all. In this singular universe, televisions talk (and sometimes sing), animals live in small apartments where their nephews visit from the sea, and men and women and boys and girls fall down wells and fly through space and find love on Ferris wheels. In a voice full of fable, myth, and dream, Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day draws us into a world of delightfully wicked recognitions, and introduces us to a writer of uncommon talent and imagination.

17 comments:

  1. Eeek! That tentacle creeps me out. I think I was attqacked by something with tentacles in another life. :( On a side note, I just finished a book that made me feel the same way--Elizabeth Chadwick's Lady of the English. I want to inhale it.

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  2. Ooh, I like the description! In fact, I now want to request this book on NetGalley, but I WILL NOT because I do not need more books at this time. At least, not until I finish my current book :-)

    I think NetGalley's somewhat arduous search function makes it easier for me not to spend too much time on the site looking for books- so I can get through books I already have, which is nice.

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  3. Tammy, oh no! I had an unfortunate run-in with some jellyfish as a kid, so I understand the creeps.

    Glad you enjoyed Lady of the English! Don't you just love those inhalable books?

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  4. LOL, you're showing a great deal of self control, Aarti! I actually viewed this book two or three times before I caved and hit the "submit request" button.

    It does have quite the persnickety search function. I oftne find myself browsing specific publishers which still gets me in trouble.

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  5. I need to find a way to use the phrase "jocular octopi" in everyday conversation. Lol!

    But seriously, that looks rather awesome...

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  6. Contemporary Fables, looks nice ...

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  7. That cover is definitely an eye-catcher. This sounds really magical and quite unique. I can understand why you are so taken with it. Hope it is as good as you anticipate :)

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  8. Jen, I KNOW!!! I love "jocular octopi!" Ha! I started this book last night (late) and have already zipped through 50 pages. It's going to be something special. I can already tell.

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  9. This sounds really good! I have been trying to avoid NetGalley, though...

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  10. Carolina, thanks for stopping by! I just took a quick look at your blog and it looks great so far. I'll be back. :)

    This book is stunning so far! I've read about five stories and they've all been very striking in their imagery.

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  11. BookGirl, so far it is definitely living up to the cover and the blurb. I'm quite impressed!

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  12. Kailana, NetGalley can be pretty addictive. So far I've only sprung for books I REALLY wanna read, so I haven't gotten snowed under. That's the key!

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  13. This book looks amazing! Sadly I can't get it from NetGalley since I have so much to read right now. I'm already overwhelmed! *sigh* I can't wait to read your review of it.

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  14. I got this one in the mail- it looks really interesting and different, for sure!

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  15. The cover is very compelling!

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  16. I'm rather intrigued by the flying saucer in the background...

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  17. Giant tentacles? "Contemporary fables"? Where do I sign up!?

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