Monday, August 31, 2015

The 9th Annual Canadian Book Challenge - August Roundup (Sticky Post— Scroll down for most recent post)

1. Click on the icon above
2. Add a link to your review. (Please link to your specific review, not an entire webpage.)
3. Add your name and in parentheses the title of the book, such as John Mutford (Anne of Avonlea)
4. In the comment section below, tell me your grand total so far. (ex. "This brings me up to 1/13")

Also the first 9 people who reach 9 books read and reviewed can email me for the challenge can email and let me know. I will then put you in touch with Kyle Fleishman, author of Drink Dirt Eat Stone, who has generously donated 9 copies of his book. (It's the 9th annual challenge, after all.)

From the back cover:


Former Native Syndicate hitman and Gulf War hero Tristan Stonehorse walks out of Stony Mountain Penitentiary a free man for the first time in fourteen years. But Tristan owes. Kill one last man and he can put his violent past behind him and possibly mend the relationship with his grown daughter. If only things were that simple. When the job goes sideways, his would-be killers are dead and Tristan finds himself on the run with a group of highly skilled, anonymous killers trying to put him down for good. As he traverses the country he must do the one thing he hates most. Explore his own past. 

Evoking the gloomy violence of the early novels of Denis Johnson and Cormac McCarthy, Drink Dirt Eat Stone is a savagely beautiful novel about truth and transcendence, and one man’s journey to live down his past. It is a dark but lucid vision, a moving novel about the bleak reality of a world where the lowest common denominator of power is violence, and the winner is always the person who can wield it the most brutally.

20 comments:

Nicola Mansfield said...

5/13

Nicola Mansfield said...

6/13

Luanne said...

4/13 as of Aug 11

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

4/13 #9thCanBookChallenge

Nicola Mansfield said...

8/13 and 2/13 for my personal challenge of 13 mysteries.

Mary R. said...

Singer's Gun brings me to 2/13.

Melissa Wiebe said...

After the War is Over brings me 2/13.

Kim Aippersbach said...

Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton brings me up to 2/13.

pussreboots said...

2/13 complete.

Irene Roth said...

I am at 13/13.

Irene

Swordsman said...

Finally read 1/13. Took awhile.

Nicola Mansfield said...

9/13

Jules said...

1/13 - Finally got my first review up! Hopefully have the next 2 up soon! Lots of catching up to do.

Jules said...

And now I'm at 3/13

Eric P said...

My third Gabrielle Roy review, Street of Riches, puts me at 2/13.

John Mutford said...

3/13

AngelaLaughing said...

Bone and Bread and then The Devil You Know put me at 3/13

Luanne said...

5/13

Mary R. said...

A new-to-me Canadian writer (Robert Charles Wilson) is 3/13

ebookclassics said...

I missed the link-up, but I read The Godforsaken Place by Cinda Gault.