December 9th, 2013 / 7:05 pm
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Book Giveaway — Ravi Mangla’s “Understudies”

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Comment¬†in the thread here for a chance to win a copy of Ravi¬†Mangla’s Understudies:

“a deadpan, sharply-observed novel about the sadness pervading a contemporary world fixated on simulation and celebrity. Like so much of America, the small town where Understudies takes place exists under a mediated, televisual spell. Everyone’s chasing fame, desperate for that particular brand of social capital endemic to the internet age.” – Michael Jauchen (3 AM)

A winner Ravi chooses from the comments will receive:
 
 
 
 

1) Signed copy of Understudies
2) ARC of James Franco’s Palo Alto (which may or may not be signed by Ravi pretending to be James Franco)
3) and probably some other stuff

so, comment away (& I’ll notify the winner in a few days)
 

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12 Comments

  1. shaun gannon

      Don’t ask me how, but guess who hit the big time?
      Don’t look now, but guess whose back in town?
      It’s so easy, don’t even have to try
      You’re the winner, you can take the prize
      It’s a dream come true, which one will it be
      It’s a dream come true, we’ll just wait and see

      Only the lucky ones, get to steal the show
      Only the lucky ones, really get to know
      Only the lucky
      Only the lucky ones, get lucky

      Same old story somethings never change
      With a beautiful girl every thing’s prearranged
      Your whole life, it comes to you for free
      You wear it well, it comes so naturally
      It’s a dream come true, which one will it be
      It’s a dream come true, we’ll just wait and see

      Only the lucky ones, get to steal the show
      Only the lucky ones, really get to know
      Only the lucky
      Only the lucky ones, ahh

      But don’t ask me how, but guess who hit the big time?
      Don’t look now, but guess whose back in town?
      It comes so easy, don’t even have to try
      You’re the winner, you can take the prize

      Lucky ones
      Only the lucky ones, really get to know
      Only the lucky
      Only the lucky ones, ahh lucky

  2. William Davis

      Um… Well, I’m not gonna copy and paste lyrics in here or anything, maybe I missed some obscure part of the rules that said all comments should be in lyric form, but I still hope I win. I like books.

  3. Tyler Gof Barton

      mm first time I’ve read/heard the word “televisual”

  4. Rion Amilcar Scott

      What am I supposed to say?

  5. alanrossi

      i already own and have read this, so just want to add that it’s a very good read. had a lot fun living in the world of Understudies.

  6. bemightee

      this looks like just the guitar pick i need!

  7. Timmy Reed

      I am very small and want to live under your book like a tent for the winter.

  8. Quincy Rhoads

      Yay giveaways.

  9. Gordon

      I don’t want to read The Help again. Please.

  10. abdalexyz

      love to receive anything signed — cheques, contracts, and books about celebrity and simulation hmm

  11. Rauan Klassnik

      —winner !! (email sent)

  12. Peter Pen

      Winner winner literature dinner