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Andrew Davidson

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Hi, and thanks for coming to my profile on Goodreads.

On August 5th, 2008, my first novel - The Gargoyle - was published. This was, of course, tremendously exciting for me. 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. As well, the book is translated into twenty-nine other languages.

I'm very much enjoying being a part of the GoodReads community, and I hope that I'll hear from readers who enjoy my work. Feel free to say hello.

All the best,
Andrew Davidson


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

I'll be the visiting author for the 53rd annual Banff Book Discussion Weekend, May 23-25, 2014.

The list of previous visiting authors includes, among others: Gil Adamson (The Outlander), Marina Endicott (Good to a Fault), Linden MacIntyre (The Bishop's Man), Alistair MacLeod (No Great Mischief), and Robert J.... Read more of this blog post »
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That's awesome. Please say hello to all your book club members from me, thank them for choosing The Gargoyle (huzzah!), and have a good discu...more
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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...more
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"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...more
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" 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!

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" 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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" 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.

The them... " Read more of this review »
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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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“You are mine,I am yours; you may be sure of this. You've been locked inside my heart, the key has been thrown away; within it, you must always stay. ”
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“Accidents ambush the unsuspecting, often violently, just like love.”
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Lolly LKH I am not going to attempt to describe The Gargoyle, I wouldn't want to taint such a fabulous book! What I will say is that any negative review I have read shocked me because this is the best book I have read in years. It touched me, it seduced me and it even educated me. I am suspended over great heights until he publishes another book. I cannot for the life of me explain what the book is about, because it contains such meaning and it takes a rare gift to fit so much into one story! It weaves stories within stories and it is painful, moving, romantic (and that is a weak word to describe the love contained within it's binding), mystical and he's fit humor and cheek in as well. Andrew Davidson is a gifted orginal, and with the many books that are being published today that leave us all on empty he is a Godsend- well to the book addicts anyway. Read and read again and again and hold on to your copy for dear life, because if someone picks it up, you will NOT see it again!


message 2: by Kathe

Kathe Congratulations, Andrew! I was at what appeared to be a very successful book launch for you last night in Winnipeg. You seem like a very personable man. By the way, you are not weird as you stated. I have your book and am looking forward to reading it. Once again, conrats, so nice to see one of our own with much success.


message 3: by Paul

Paul Andrew, Sorry, don't log in here often. Back in March it was almost impossible to get a copy here in the office from Eric. But I thought it was a great book. Congratulations on the release!

Paul



message 4: by Amy

Amy If Gargoyle was your first novel, what's Bloodlines? It appears to have been published in 1999?


Andrew Hi Amy

"Bloodlines" is a novel by an Andrew Davidson, but not me. I've asked for the Goodreads librarian to remove the book from my profile, and I'm waiting for that to happen.

Best,
Andrew




Andrew .... And now "Bloodlines" - not written by me - is gone from my profile.

Andrew


Lindsey I have a hard time STARTING writing. It seems when I have an objective, I'm OK. I'm wondering if you would challenge me to write something. My tendencies are toward horror and fantasy. If you feel like indulging me, give me a couple of characters or a framework and I'll go from there.I see it as a writing exercise I guess. I know I could do the horror thing better than the men, I just gotta get started.

I know it sounds crazy...but just give me a sentence and I'll write back with more. Geez ... I sound like a lunatic. Oh well, here goes ...


message 8: by Andrew (last edited Aug 31, 2008 11:56PM)

Andrew Hi Lindsey

A previously normal man (or woman) wakes up one morning, and discovers that s/he now suffers from hedonophobia.

Sounds like a horror story to me; how would *you* cope with that in your life?

Andrew





message 9: by Jason

Jason Just wanted to let you know i greatly enjoyed your book. I just finished reading it. Hope to read your next work soon!


message 10: by Andrew

Andrew Thanks Jason!


message 11: by kristen

kristen I said this in my review, but this is the kind of book I would love to write. I read the entire thing yesterday. It's one of the few books I want to read again, so I could go back & pick up more of the symbolism and see how some of the pieces fit together...
Thank you for this wonderful book!


message 12: by Destiny

Destiny Thank you for the compliment and thank you, thank you for your hard work and time spent on The Gargoyle. It is a beautiful book and one I will read again.


message 13: by Andrew (last edited Nov 03, 2008 07:49AM)

Andrew Hi Destiny

Thanks so much for your kind comments on The Gargoyle; I really do appreciate them very much. And I'm glad to know that you intend to go back and read it again....

Best,
Andrew


message 14: by Robyn

Robyn Just wanted to mention stumbling upon your book was a pleasent surprise. I work at a large library here and when we first got your book, nobody had ever heard of you, "Who's this new guy?" So I picked it up and indulged myself....very nice...


message 15: by Andrew

Andrew HI Robyn,

It's nice to be stumbled upon.....

Best,
Andrew


message 16: by Cindy

Cindy Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on my review and for the friend request! I am honored!


message 17: by Andrew

Andrew Thanks Kate,

I'm glad you liked my liking.... and thanks for the recommendation to the librarian....

Best,
Andrew


message 18: by Sarah

Sarah Thanks for the friend request! I really enjoyed your book.


message 19: by Andrew

Andrew Hi Sarah,

Thanks for the note, and for accepting the friend invite. Very pleased you liked the book...

Best,
Andrew


message 20: by Tori

Tori Hey David! Thanks for the request, The question was really a trick, I couldn't live with just music or books to be honest. Glad you liked my review, I loved your book! Thanks for taking the time to write that invitation too! :)
Ciao,
Tori


message 21: by Andrew

Andrew HI Tori,

You're welcome, and I'm glad you accepted the invitation and loved the book....

Best,
Andrew


message 22: by Nancy

Nancy Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the nice comments on my review and the friendship request. Looking forward to more of your work.


message 23: by Andrew

Andrew Hi Nancy,

And thanks for accepting that friendship request. I'll do my best on that future work.

Andrew


message 24: by Lynn

Lynn brilliant book loving every page, only problem is i have to work between reading.


message 25: by Ruth

Ruth Khanna Your quotes are inspiring...


message 26: by Ruth

Ruth Khanna Are your books available in India?


message 27: by Ruth

Ruth Khanna Are your books available in India?


message 28: by Andrew

Andrew Hi Ruth,

I *think* there should be English language copies of the book in India... I know that I've gotten messages from people in India who have read it.

Good luck. I hope you can find it!

Andrew


the_gunners_babe Hi Andrew,

Thanks for accepting my friend request. I'm reading your book at the moment. I just started reading it a few minutes ago. So far, it has really nice and catching sentences.


Lolly LKH Any plans to make a movie based on The Gargoyle? It seems the books I really fall for become movies:
Time Traveler's Wife
Memoirs of a Geisha
Vapor (in works)

I don't know... seems it should happen!


Arabella Hi..andrew,thx for the add. :)


Francisco Just a fan and friend saying hello. I hope all is well with you.


message 33: by Andrew

Andrew All is well with me Francisco - thanks for the shout out.


message 34: by George

George Haha--I just realized that the main character from The Gargoyle had no name, or at least none that was ever given. The funny thing is that I finished the book a few days ago, and it just dawned upon me now. For some reason it felt so natural not knowing his name, that it was completely imperceptible to me. Just thought I would share that with you. Hope you had a happy new year! -George


message 35: by Kayla

Kayla Hey, just wondering if you have any up coming projects or any ideas for a new novel?


message 36: by Tiffany

Tiffany Just finished reading The Gargoyle, and I wanted to thank you for writing such a purely wonderful book (I'm afraid my review doesn't even begin to express how much I enjoyed it). Absolutely amazing that this is your first novel. Can't wait to read the next one!


message 37: by Andrew

Andrew Thanks Fiona!


Elizabeth Ortiz Hello and thank you for the add! I finished reading The Gargoyle for the second time today and I am again obsessed with it. I don't think any book has ever effected me as this. I cried after I finished, which summed up how I felt about this entire book. Too filled with emotion to say much else. I love it with my whole heart. I just wanted to thank you for producing a story that will stay with me for the rest of my life. I really cannot wait for whatever you write about next, you have a fan for life.
-Elizabeth.


message 39: by Andrew

Andrew Hi Elizabeth -

That's so kind of you to say... I'm glad it held up for you a second time.

All the best,
Andrew


Elizabeth Ortiz Hello Again!
You made my day and I think my life by commenting back!
I appreciate you taking the time, it means so very much. Oh and I did not tell you Happy Birthday! How rude of me. I hope you had a wonderful day.
Thanks again.
-Elizabeth


message 41: by Gary

Gary Any chance I could get a free copy of your book THE GARGOYLE, signed copy to convince my book to do your book one month?


message 42: by Gary

Gary "my bookclub". sorry. forgot to proofread!


message 43: by Pheonix

Pheonix Working on anything new?


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...


Margarida Congratulations for writing such a marvellous book. :)


message 46: by Andrew

Andrew Thanks Margarida.


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 48: by Andrew

Andrew Hi Ann Katrine,

Really kind words. Thank you!

Andrew


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 50: by Andrew

Andrew Thank you, Lee. I appreciate that.


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