If you are like us (and probably one of the many thousands of book lovers across the globe) and have had the misfortune of spending your hard-earned cash on an apparent "best-seller"; you will probably also have experienced the dull thud as you bang your head against the wall, thinking "Why did I listen to the reviews on the back?!" The truth is: reviews found on books are usually self-promoting, PR stunt-type hype and not necessarily a true reflection of the books' quality at all.

It is our aim to tell the truth about books, but don't for one second assume that that is synonymous with us creating a blog to 'diss' authors' work - to the contrary - our intention is to provide an honest appraisal of each and every book we read. If the book is any good - it'll get a good review. If it's awful and a tragedy to the literary world - then it won't. It's that simple.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

NEW Book Giveaway!

Well, it's already rolled around to that time of year again, when all that sentimental fluffiness covers everyone in a snugly down of giving, caring and sharing and general niceness... We, at TTAB, are not immune to such sentimentality and so we're going beyond any giveaway we have EVER done before:  we are not giving away a few copies of the same book...NO... we are giving away
of the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy!  This fantasy series had us reeling when it first grabbed our attention a couple of years ago.  Since the release of Book Two: Lamplighter, we were concerned that we might never see Book Three - but in October this year, the wait was finally over.  We salute D M Cornish for the masterful creation of an entirely new world, replete with gloriously monstrous monsters; irrationally charming slang courtesy of Craumpalin and Fransitart and  idiosyncratic characters as diverse as they are detailed.
For your chance to be one of our incredibly lucky three winners, all you have to do is follow this link and answer the question.  Simple.  It is free to enter, but you must be over 18 years old and a UK resident.

Good Luck!

Winners will be announced on the closing date of 22 Dec 2010