Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August's Book of the Month: I Curse the River of Time

Buy it here, thank us later

So many Green Applers loved the latest from Per Petterson (author of Out Stealing Horses), that it was a no-brainer selecting it as our "Book of the Month" for August. Below is Molly's pitch as to why we think you'll agree:
This novel caught and held me for an immersive three days of reading. It takes place in roughly that span of time in a journey through Norway and through memories, told via the monologue of a man whose most basic truths are crumbling around him. In his signature hauntingly precise prose and dreamlike narrative structure, Petterson subtly unfolds multiple stories that could have easily fallen to cliches (divorce, familial class struggles, cancer) in a unique, poignant, and inexplicably hopeful way. As with most books I love, when I finished this one I felt something like relief - not that it was over, but that it exists.
And here is our further attempt to get you to buy this fantastic book.  If you enjoy it, please help us spread the good word.

As always, we guarantee our monthly selections. If you don't love I Curse the River of Time, we'll refund you the cost of the book.


Sybold said...

How is it that Green Apple was able to afford Johnny Depp and Hollywood’s best special effects team to make this hauntingly beautiful film?
In the lead role as The Man Who Loved the Book of the Month, Depp has utterly captured the soul of this heartbreakingly oblivious man, bringing his raw urgency and bafflingly obtuse yearning to life with mysterious ease, as though he were born into the world he portrays on the small screen. Who knew Johnny could read?
I can only pray that booklovers everywhere will push box office revenues beyond the opening weekend of “Pandora”, least Green Apple be forced to hand over its name, remainder stock and “staff picks” hand written index cards to Amazon to repay production costs as part of the backroom loan deal it cut.
However, this is a brilliant, transcendent and deeply touching film, and will forever change the way the world thinks of Books of the Month.
I, for one, think it is worth it- no matter the price.
In rapture,
Sybold M. Swineburst,
El Segunda, CA.

city lights said...

"chills" and "goosebumps"

stacey lewis
city lights