Thanks to our fine friends at Soft Skull, we're pleased to be able to offer the third current LBC nomination as this week's giveaway. (LBC nominees Triangle and Always have recently been given away.) Here's what FOTEV Jim Ruland, writing for the Los Angeles Times Book Review, had to say about Matthew Sharpe's Jamestown:
"Jamestown" is a wild, violent, mordantly hilarious retelling of how the first permanent English settlement in the New World came into being, and unlike the version extolled in countless middle-school textbooks, Matthew Sharpe doesn't gloss over its influence on those who were already there. Indeed, the Indians' perspective on the events of 400 years ago is what gives Sharpe's satire such ferocious bite.
Keep up with the doings of the Litblog Co-op by dropping us a line if you'd like to win this book, subject line "ENOUGH WITH THE SMARTASS SUBJECT LINES, JUST GIVE ME THE FREE BOOK ALREADY." We'll take all comers until 3 p.m. PST, at which time the Random Number Generator will declare a winner. As always, please include your full mailing address. Previous winners ineligible.
UPDATE: Someone accused us of a bit of west coast bias. Not so! Congratulations to winner Jacob Mishook of Providence, RI. Have a great weekend everyone!