Giveaway: The Book of Everything by Guus Kuijer

Given my enthusiasm for The Book of Everything, I want to offer you the chance to read it too. Unfortunately, it seems the book is currently out of print. So, I have tried to find another way of gifting the book to one of you. But unfortunately, it means I cannot offer everyone the same thing, so please read the following:

The Book of Everything - Guus KuijerI am offering to give one of you a Kindle ebook of The Book of Everything through Amazon. (Barnes and Noble offers the book in ebook format too, but I cannot order it from there as I don’t live in the US myself). This means everyone can enter the giveaway as long as you a) own a kindle or b) are willing to read the book on your computer. For UK people I can also offer to buy a used version of the book. Unfortunately, due to shipping restrictions, this offer is UK only.

Curious what The Book of Everything is about? Here’s the plot summary I wrote for yesterday’s post on the book:

The Book of Everything is the story of a boy called Thomas. Thomas knows what he wants to be when he grows up: he is going to be happy. But he also knows that that’s easier said than done. Especially when you grow up in a household with a father who beats your mother and you. Thomas knows it might take a while before he finds happiness. In the meantime, he records everything he finds of note in his “book of everything”. These are small things, things that sometimes no one else can see. For example, he sees the magic of his neighbour Mrs. van Amersfoort and her efforts to help Thomas. He is struck by the beauty in a girl called Eliza, who has an artificial leg. And he sometimes talks to Jesus during the evening’s prayer.

To enter, you have to:

  • be over 13;
  • leave a comment stating you wish to enter and providing a way to contact you in case you win (preferably an email address, this can be the email address entered to log in to comment, so only I will be able to see it. Be sure it is an address you check regularly!)
Please note that
  • the giveaway is open until midnight GMT on July 5 2012;
  • the giveaway is open to everyone (please read the information above).
  • Those who have or are posting on a Dutch book in translation during June, or participate in the read along of The Tea Lords, will receive an extra entry. One extra entry for each post. There is no rush to know or enter the details for upcoming posts right now. You can come back and leave a follow-up comment with the appropriate URL on a later date during June. Also, please consider adding the data to the Dutch Literature in Review Database.

Good luck to those entering! The winner will be announced on July 6th and will be contacted through email. If he or she has not replied to the email within 7 days, I will choose another winner.

8 responses to “Giveaway: The Book of Everything by Guus Kuijer

  1. Thanks for the book offer though I read fewer and fewer books on Kindle or on the computer. That’s because the sight of real books on my shelves always beckon. I do occasionally read online but not often.

  2. debbierodgers

    OOOh – thank you for the chance to win this – I was so intrigued by it when I read your review. I read on my Kindle regularly, so the format is great with me.

  3. Ooh, definitely interested in this one! I am not sure if my email address is linked to this wordpress account I am in? But I think you know how to contact me, anyway :-)

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  5. I’d love to win a kindle copy of this book. Your review of it make me really want to read it.

  6. Thanks for this offer, and I encourage everyone to take it up.

    I’m shocked to hear that the book is out of print anywhere. It’s a story everybody should read – a beautiful book by an author who has just won the 2012 Astrid Lindgren Award, the equivalent of a Nobel Prize for literature for young people.

    I declare an interest here. I wrote a stage adaptation of the book which has been a huge hit in Australia and has recently played on New York’s 42nd St to rave reviews.

    Bravo, Guus Kuijer!

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