UPDATED WITH WINNERS: Win A Copy Of Paul Tremblay's 'Swallowing A Donkey's Eye'
The polls are closed and the tallies are in. Author Paul Tremblay was kind enough to pick the winners. They are as follows:
They were all great answers.
Renfield because he's obviously smarter than I am.
Leah D for mentioning Pavlov's Dog (which is used multiple times as a metaphor in the novel).
No free copy, but much love and praise to JY's: "It's like admitting that you're still a U2 fan."
Thanks for playing along at home. This was a lot of fun. Renfield, Leah-- PM me your addresses. Hope you guys enjoy the book as much as I did.
Genre-hopping author and LitReactor instructor Paul Tremblay has a new novel out today. It's a comedic Orwellian dystopian called Swallowing A Donkey's Eye and you want it. I just started reading my copy last night and let's just say I went to sleep a lot later than I had planned. To the synopsis!:
Farm is the mega-conglomerate food supplier for City, populated with rabidly bureaucratic superiors, and sexually deviant tour guides dressed in chicken and duck suits. City is sprawling, technocratic, and rests hundreds of feet above the coastline on the creaking shoulders of a giant wooden pier. When the narrator’s single mother, whom he left behind in City, falls out of contact, he fears the worst: his mother is homeless and subsequently to be deported under City to the Pier. On his desperate search to find his mother, he encounters ecoterrorists wearing plush animal suits, City’s all-powerful Mayor who is infatuated with magic refrigerators and outlaw campaigns, and an over-sexed priest who may or may not have ESP, but who is most certainly his deadbeat dad.
We've got two copies up for grabs. All you have to do is tell us what the book's title is a reference to and give a quick interpretation of the meaning of said source. Post your answer in the comments. I'll pick my two favorites. Hell, maybe I'll even try to get Paul to pick the winners. Winners will be announced on Monday the 20th. Have at you!
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