Monday Mailbox 5/28/12
Monday Mailbox is hosted this month by Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf.
I received one book this week, an unsolicited review copy from Plume:
Why Does Batman Carry Shark Repellent
and other amazing comic book trivia,
by Brian Cronin
Not gonna lie. Kinda excited. Although I think we all know the answer:
Aaaand we've got another giveaway this week!
This time, it's for a copy of
All Men are Liars
(Riverhead Trade Paperpack Original)
which comes out on June 5, 2012.
Description from amazon:
In this gorgeously imagined novel, a journalist interviews those who knew—or thought they knew—Alejandro Bevilacqua, a brilliant, infuriatingly elusive South American writer and author of the masterpiece, In Praise of Lying. But the accounts of those in his circle of friends, lovers, and enemies become increasingly contradictory, murky, and suspect. Is everyone lying, or just telling their own subjective version of the truth? As the literary investigation unfolds and a chorus of Bevilacqua’s peers piece together the fractured reality of his life, thirty years after his death, only the reader holds the power of final judgment.
In All Men Are Liars, Alberto Manguel pays homage to literature’s inventions and explores whether we can ever truly know someone, and the question of how, by whom, and for what, we ourselves will be remembered.