Book Giveaway and Review for The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
Posted on Oct 3 2011 at 06:37:39 PM in Books
Ever since I saw the book cover last summer for The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta, I’ve been dying to get my hands on a copy. I was thrilled to win this novel in the Back to the Books Giveaway Hop earlier this month. Now I can pay it forward by providing a giveaway of my own so one lucky reader can win this novel!
The Review: When all of the media hype was circulating about some preacher predicting a specific date for the Rapture a while back, some of my Facebook friends and I were joking irreverently about how after the Rapture maybe real estate prices would come down enough that we could finally afford to own a home in the grotesquely over-priced California market. You see, we all assumed we would be left behind for whatever reason or, as Tom Perrotta writes, we would be among The Leftovers.
All joking aside -- What if suddenly one day, millions of people all over the world simply disappeared? One minute they were doing something perfectly normal and then they just suddenly weren’t there anymore. What would really happen to all of the people left behind? How would they deal with losing people they cared for or loved? What if your wife, husband, significant other, children and/or grandchildren were taken but you weren’t? How would those people deal with discovering that they were not among the ones “chosen” to disappear? Those are among the questions dealt with in The Leftovers. To read the rest of my review and enter our advance readers copy U.S. only giveaway, use this shortllink: http://popcornreads.com/?p=1868. The deadline to enter is 10/8/2011 at midnight EST.