14.11.12

Waiting on Wednesday: The 39 Deaths of Adam Strand by Gregory Galloway





"Waiting On" Wednesday is a feature hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to feature yet-to-be-released books.







THE 39 DEATHS OF ADAM STRAND
gregory galloway

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coming february 21, 2013



Adam Strand isn't depressed. He's just bored. Disaffected. So he kills himself—39 times. No matter the method, Adam can't seem to stay dead; he wakes after each suicide alive and physically unharmed, more determined to succeed and undeterred by others' concerns. But when his self-contained, self-absorbed path is diverted, Adam is struck by the reality that life is an ever-expanding web of impact and forged connections, and that nothing—not even death—can sever those bonds.

In stark, arresting prose, Gregory Galloway finds hope and understanding in the blackest humor.



c.j.'s thoughts

It had me at the title, and never let go.  Dark humor is kind of my thing.  The silver side of morbid.  The profound truths found in laughing at death.  It has the potential to be tasteless, but I trust Galloway.  I'm seeing more of a It's a Wonderful Life kind of route with a bite.  Proof that what you do has ripples.  And honestly, it gives me hints of John Green for some reason I can't explain.  Wasn't lucky enough to get this ARC, but I might stave myself off with Galloway's first title.  It's going to be a long wait until February.





3 comments:

  1. I requested this from NetGalley but, unfortunately, got declined. Oh well, guess I'll just buy it once it's out! XD

    Here's my WoW ^^

    - Kazhy @ My Library in the Making

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  2. This really sounds great. I love the concept.

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  3. This sounds like a morbidly interesting read! I saw this on NetGalley and debating whether to request it. Thanks for sharing!

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    Our pick this week!

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