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Andrew Davidson

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About this author

Andrew Davidson is the author of The Gargoyle, which came out in 2008. In America, the publisher is Doubleday; in Canada, the publisher is Random House; in the UK, the publisher is Canongate; in Australia, the publisher is Text. The book was a New York Times best-seller, and has been translated into thirty languages.

Andrew lives in Canada, and is currently working on his next book.

Hey Friends! Want to hang out with me in beautiful Banff Alberta and talk about books?

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" Hi Alison,

Glad to hear you enjoyed the book -- and thanks for letting me know.

As far as something new, I'm always working but I have no publication d
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" HI Jenn, Linda, and Chris:

So glad you all liked The Gargoyle, and thanks for taking the time to let me know….

Jenn: we've talked about the tattoo befor
" Hi Victoria:

Thanks for the nice words about the book; glad you liked it. And I am working on something new, but it's still years away... Taking longe
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The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
"I absolutely fell in love with this book! From the first page to the last I was immersed in this world. As I read it I experienced the longest, strangest and most exhilarating sense of deja vu that I have ever felt!

If you're an avid reader and ha..." Read more of this review »
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The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
"This is a story of love that transcends definition and time.
The unnamed narrator is a burn patient. In his past life he was beautiful and immoral. Now he is a monster in appearance.
In his ward, a striking young woman named Marianne Engel insists t..." Read more of this review »
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The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
"This is a novel I did not expect to like, let alone finish. I had been forewarned of its graphic detail of a burn victim and wondered if the subject matter would even hold my interest. Well, it did. And I am still reeling from the impact.

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Not often I get to write Japanese either...


P.S. .... with a *great deal* of help from one of my Japanese friends/co-workers. There was n
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“If you listen to the wind very carefully, you'll be able to hear me whisper my love for you.”
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“Accidents ambush the unsuspecting, often violently, just like love.”
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Clifford Hi,

Good Sir, thanks for the satisfaction of reading your book. I recommended it to my non-reading girlfriend. Looking forward to more good reading.

message 92: by Andrew

Andrew HI Jenn, Linda, and Chris:

So glad you all liked The Gargoyle, and thanks for taking the time to let me know….

Jenn: we've talked about the tattoo before -- you know I think it's very cool.
Linda: no movie is planned for The Gargoyle… but you never know what the future holds.And thanks for buying multiple copies of the book…. :-)
Chris: Good luck with your writing. Keep at it! (But get to school on time…!)

All the best,

Christopher Alonso Hello Andrew,

I just wanted to say thank you for the gooseflesh-inducing book. I could not stop reading, and I found myself losing track of time, even arriving late to class once or thrice. It blew me away. I only hope that what I write can be as good as this book.

- Chris

message 90: by Linda (Miss Greedybooks) (last edited Jan 21, 2013 06:55PM)

 Linda (Miss Greedybooks) Hi Andrew,
I hope your next book is coming along, I cannot wait to read it - I agree with so many others from all the comments here! Will they make a movie from The Gargoyle? If so I hope you keep control & can make it just like you pictured when you wrote it. Do you have anyone in mind that you would like to play the roles?

Thank you so much for writing such a great book. I have had to buy new copies, as the ones loaned out usually do not get returned to me.

message 89: by Jenn

Jenn Guest Hi Andrew,

Just wanted to let you know that The Gargoyle is my favorite book. Thank you for writing such an amazing book. I loved it so much that I ended up getting one of Meister Eckhart's quotes tattooed on my back! I am looking forward to your next book.

message 88: by Andrew

Andrew Hi Ruby, Emma, and Carolyn:

Thanks so much for the kind words and for letting me know that you all enjoyed The Gargoyle.

I am working on new projects, but I'm not a quick writer -- these things take time. Someday, though, there will be something new. Promise.

All the best,
And happy new year,

message 87: by Ruby

Ruby Hi Andrew!

I am so blessed to have you as a friend on goodreads! Just wanted to let you know that The Gargoyle is my all time favorite book, really a exceptional read. Thank you so much for this amazing book and cant wait to read more from you :)

message 86: by Emma

Emma I loved your book. I look forward to your future books.

message 85: by Carolyn

Carolyn Seiver

Thanks for accepting my friend request,Andrew. I was surprised but happy you did! I posted a link to my review of The Gargoyle,and I cant tell you how much I enjoyed and was captivated by this incredible book. Fantastic is just not a good enough word. I look forward to reading future works from you :)

message 84: by Fede

Fede Hi andrew,thank you for having written it! I can't wait to read your new book,but take your time and do your best! :)

message 83: by Andrew

Andrew Thank you Fede, Nicole, Sanjana, and Susanne, for the lovely words about the book. I am working on something new -- all the time, I'm working -- but these things go slowly for me. But someday…. ~All the best, Andrew

message 82: by Zuzia

Zuzia The Gargoyle is my all time favorite book. I gift it to the people who mean the most to them. A beautiful novel like yours is meant to be shared. I don't usually write comments like this, but truly that book changed me. I've never been that enthralled with a book before. Will you be writing anything new?

message 81: by Sanjana

Sanjana Thank you so much for writing The Gargoyle. I read it sometime in 2009 and still think about it from time to time and end up liking it more. There's just something so enchanting and captivating about the novel. You are such an inspiration, Andrew. I can't wait for something new from you! :)

message 80: by Nicole

Nicole The Gargoyle was an absolute JOY to read! Thank you so much for creating such a captivating story. It is one that I'm sure I will go back to time and time again. Truly a masterpiece :)

message 79: by Fede

Fede You don't have to thank,your book was true poetry.
It touched my heart.
Thank you for being such an inspirational writer
Hugs from Italy.

message 78: by Andrew

Andrew Hi Christie,
Hi Cariito4e,
Hi Elif,
Hi Heather,
Hi Allison,
Hi Erik,
Hi Ambyr,
Hi Fede,

Thank you all for your kind words. Truly, I always appreciate it! And I'm so glad you all liked the book.

All the best,

message 77: by Fede

Fede Just loved The Gargoyle.

message 76: by Ambyr

Ambyr Stanley I'm looking forward to reading The Gargoyle!

message 75: by Erik

Erik i just finished Gargoyle and I've kicked myself for not discovering you before now. Im looking forward to reading more of work!

message 74: by Allison

Allison White Thank you so much for the add! Read your book when it first came out and it became an instant favorite. I work in a bookstore and all of the employees read and loved it. We suggest it to everyone and it is a permanent book on our "staff picks" wall. You recently sent a friend in to our store with signed business cards...thank you!!

message 73: by Heather

Heather Thanks for adding me. :) I just finished reading Gargoyle for the second time earlier this year and I was completely blown away by how beautiful your writing is. That book really captures my heart. It's so full of love. Thank you for writing one of my favourite reads.

εlﻨբ ツ thanks for add. i just finished The Gargoyle. it's very interesting.i loved it. i look forward to more. :D

Carolina Echevarría I simply loved your book! It is beautifully written! Thanks for such awesome words!

Christie im not going to lie, i want another book from you and i want it now.

just wanted to be upfront!

have a great monday :0)

message 69: by Andrew

Andrew Thanks so much Cassie. Very kind words.

message 68: by Cassie

Cassie I’m sure you know where the inspiration for my profile picture came from. I can’t tell you how much I loved The Gargoyle! The sad part is, none of the other books I’m currently reading seem to compare. I hope to see new work from you soon. Your writing truly is wonderful.

message 67: by Shawn

Shawn Andrew wrote: "Thanks for the nice comment, Shawn... I am working on something new."

Awesome! I look forward to reading it! :)

message 66: by Andrew

Andrew Thanks for the nice comment, Shawn... I am working on something new.

message 65: by Shawn

Shawn Thanks for the add! I loved your book, I have a review for it on good reads if you'd like to check it out! I was really impressed with how flawlessly you pulled at the heartstrings of the reader (hehe, me). I hope that you intend to write more!!! :)

message 64: by Andrew

Andrew Thanks for the nice wishes and good thoughts, Caz. They're appreciated!

message 63: by Caz

Caz Edmunds Happy B-day Andrew. Thank you for your work. You have touched us all. Wishing you all the best. Stay positive and creative. Can't wait for your next book. Have an awesome day. Blessed Be!

message 62: by Caz

Caz Edmunds Thanks for accepting the add Andrew. Can't wait for your next book. Thrill and captivate us once more. :)

Finally gave Marie her own copy of your book as she was still keeping mine. Finally there are two of us who can't keep talking about your book. :)

message 61: by Ashley

Ashley Hello there!
Earlier today I was re-reading some of my favorite parts of "The Gargoyle" and when I got to the glassblower story I cried...I always cry at that part.
It's such a beautiful book and I cannot thank you enough for writing it!

message 60: by Andrew

Andrew Working all the time, but it will be years before I'm finished Amanda...

message 59: by Amanda

Amanda Hi Andrew,
I read The Gargoyle back in '08 and still think about it from time to time. It's definitely one of those books that doesn't let you go, even after you're done reading it. That said, any idea when we will be getting another fantastic book from you? I've know you're working on a sophmore project but haven't heard any updates in a while. (No pressure, of course! I just really enjoy your style of writing.)
- Amanda

message 58: by Andrew

Andrew Thanks for the comment, Fabian. I'm glad you liked it. And also, thanks for the review.

message 57: by Fabian (last edited Nov 25, 2010 02:26PM)

Fabian Davy I've finished the book and am very impressed. There's a sense of resolution and of hope. This is a book that was done and done. It would be wonderful if there is a sequel, but if there is one - I wonder if it will ruin the experience of the first.

I contributed a review and I hope that will increase the ratings.

Write more dude.

message 56: by Andrew

Andrew Keep reading for that translation - it's about ten pages later.

message 55: by Fabian

Fabian Davy Andrew!

F**k you man for messing with my mind. It was such a long time since I had been blown away by a book. The last being Mitch Albom's 'Have a Little Faith' - which I must say is good, but didn't shook my head like your Gargoyle.

I need the translation of what Marianne and Sayuri said to each other. Damn, you made it intriguing.

And I am not even finished

message 54: by Andrew

Andrew Hi Yas,

Glad to hear it. Keep reading!


message 53: by Yas

Yas Thanks for the accept.
I love your book so far :)

message 52: by Andrew

Andrew Hi Tonya,

Yes... I'm working on something new, but very slowly. No release date set (or even close) but it'll eventually come.


message 51: by Tonya

Tonya I took your book The Gargoyle out of my local library and read it in a day, maybe two...I absolutely fell in love with the book so much that I just recently got it back out and I have started reading it again. For some reason, I felt the strongest sense of deja vu while I was reading it (especially the parts with Marianne Engel).
Thank you so much for writing this excellent book.

Also, I was wondering if you were working on any more books? I'm just curious because I am anxiously awaiting your next novel! I can't wait!

message 50: by Andrew

Andrew Thank you, Lee. I appreciate that.

message 49: by Lee

Lee I got your book for my '08 Christmas from my parents. I was only 13 but The Gargoyle has stayed one of my favourite books for these past two years, I just love how you weaved so many different love stories into the central one. It's simply beautiful and breathtaking and I love your writing.

message 48: by Andrew

Andrew Hi Ann Katrine,

Really kind words. Thank you!


Ann Katrine Kristensen Thank you so much for creating such an amazing book. It changed the way I see myself, and I still think about it almost every day even though I read it back in 2008 when it first came to Denmark. Since then I have picked up another copy of the book in Canada where I have lived for a year as an exchangestudent. It is a wonderful book, and it kept me captivated from the first line to the last. I cried, and laughed, and was angry and happy! Every part of your book touched me deeply. Thank you! I will be in line when your next book hits the stores!!

message 46: by Andrew

Andrew Thanks Margarida.

Margarida Congratulations for writing such a marvellous book. :)

message 44: by Andrew

Andrew Yep - working every night. But these things take me a lot of time, and I have no idea when the book will be ready for the shelves. It is going well, though...

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