'The Flame Alphabet' Book Giveaway Winners

Flame Alphabet Giveaway

Okay, people- you all asked, but only two of you shall receive a free copy of Ben Marcus' thoughtfully bizarre new novel, The Flame Alphabet. (I fully expect the rest of you to run out and buy yourselves a copy, though.) Assisting me is the lovely Consuela, who will be selecting the winners at random from a raffle drum containing my two favorite comments.

Seriously, though, this was tougher than I thought it would be. Quite a few good responses. I wish I could give you all a copy of the book, but I can't, so I don't want to hear any bitching if you lose. That being said...

The proud new owners of a hardback copy of The Flame Alphabet are:

Amanda Makenzie and Instag8r!!!

Congratulations, guys. Thanks for participating and happy reading! Come back and let us know what you think of the book. You'll both be receiving a PM shortly.

And Amanda, don't think I didn't notice that you only have this one post to your name, so don't go disappearing now that you've gotten a free book out of us. Get involved. As for the rest of you, we'll be doing more of these things in the future, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled.

Has all this piqued your interest? Wanna see Ben Marcus read? He's coming to a synagogue near you. No, really. According to the updated tour itinerary I received from Knopf, he will be speaking at at least one actual synagogue. For more info, you can check out his tour dates page. There are multiple stops in New York, including a launch event at Book Court in Brooklyn on the 19th.

Jacey Cockrobin

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Joshua Chaplinsky is the Managing Editor of LitReactor.com. He is the author of ‘Kanye West—Reanimator’ and the story collection 'Whispers in the Ear of A Dreaming Ape.' His short fiction has been published by Vice, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Thuglit, Severed Press, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, Clash Books, Pantheon Magazine and Broken River Books. Follow him on Twitter at @jaceycockrobin. More info at joshuachaplinsky.com.

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Laramore Black's picture
Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 January 18, 2012 - 7:44am

My boner goes ignored!
Congrats guys.

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postpomo from Canada is reading words words words January 18, 2012 - 9:53am


also, I found out my library ordered a copy, so I my needs will be met...


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J.S. Wright from Milwaukee is reading Black Spring January 20, 2012 - 3:14am

Everyone, grab your credit cards and follow me!



*Civil War marching music*

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Joshua Chaplinsky from New York is reading a lot more during the quarantine January 20, 2012 - 12:50pm

Amanda, if you're out there, get in touch. There are plenty of other people just waiting for the opportunity to claim your book.