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**CLOSED** BotM (February) Nominations are now open! (Big press)

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message 1: by Caedy , Psycho Bunny Bibliophile (last edited Feb 02, 2013 04:18PM) (new)

Caedy  Eries (karida) | 30 comments Mod
Please note, we have added to the Nomination Rules a LIST OF PUBLISHERS to better determine where your nomination should be posted.


This thread is STRICTLY for nominations. If anything other than nominations are posted in this thread, they will be deleted immediately.

When nominating a book, please be sure to do the following:

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3. A basic summary of the book
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Watchers by Dean Koontz
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These nominations will be closed and a poll opened for voting on January 24th to determine which book will the Big Press Book of the Month for the month of February!

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Kathryn (kathrynmeyergriffith) | 143 comments I nominate Ray Bradbury's SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES
Something Wicked This Way Comes is a 1962 novel by Ray Bradbury. It's about two boys, Jim Nightshade and William Halloway, who have a harrowing experience with a nightmarish traveling carnival that comes to their Midwestern town one October. The carnival's leader is the mysterious "Mr. Dark" who bears a tattoo for each person who, lured by the offer to live out his secret fantasies, has become bound in service to the carnival. Mr. Dark's malevolent presence is countered by that of Will's father, Charles Halloway, who harbors his own secret desire to regain his youth because he feels as though he is too old for Will.**Ray Bradbury Something Wicked This Way Comes W/ Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury

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Caedy  Eries (karida) | 30 comments Mod
For my large press nomination, I am nominating: The Talisman by Stephen King The Talisman by Stephen King.

12 year old Jack Sawyer has been drawn to the Alhambra. Standing on the Atlantic coast, his father is gone and his mother is dying and nothing makes sense anymore. However, Jack's world is about to change. Jack has been chosen to make a trip back across America...though another realm.

The Talisman is by far one of my favorite Stephen King works, it details the story of a twelve year old boy, Jack Sawyer, on a desperate trip across an incredible landscape of innocents and monsters trying to find the prize. The journey is just as important as th prize itself, will Jack be able to save his mother?

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Jason Parent | 20 comments For my big press nom, I'm going to go with:

Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz
Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz

With his bestselling blend of nail-biting intensity, daring artistry, and storytelling magic, Dean Koontz returns with an emotional roller coaster of a tale filled with enough twists, turns, shocks, and surprises for ten ordinary novels. Here is the story of five days in the life of an ordinary man born to an extraordinary legacy—a story that will challenge the way you look at good and evil, life and death, and everything in between.

Jimmy Tock comes into the world on the very night his grandfather leaves it. As a violent storm rages outside the hospital, Rudy Tock spends long hours walking the corridors between the expectant fathers' waiting room and his dying father's bedside. It's a strange vigil made all the stranger when, at the very height of the storm's fury, Josef Tock suddenly sits up in bed and speaks coherently for the frist and last time since his stroke.

What he says before he dies is that there will be five dark days in the life of his grandson—five dates whose terrible events Jimmy will have to prepare himself to face. The first is to occur in his twentieth year; the second in his twent-third year; the third in his twenty-eighth; the fourth in his twenty-ninth; the fifth in his thirtieth.

Rudy is all too ready to discount his father's last words as a dying man's delusional rambling. But then he discovers that Josef also predicted the time of his grandson's birth to the minute, as well as his exact height and weight, and the fact that Jimmy would be born with syndactyly—the unexplained anomal of fused digits—on his left foot. Suddenly the old man's predictions take on a chilling significance.

What terrifying events await Jimmy on these five dark days? What nightmares will he face? What challenges must he survive? As the novel unfolds, picking up Jimmy's story at each of these crisis points, the path he must follow will defy every expectation. And with each crisis he faces, he will move closer to a fate he could never have imagined. For who Jimmy Tock is and what he must accomplish on the five days when his world turns is a mystery as dangerous as it is wondrous—a struggle against an evil so dark and pervasive, only the most extraordinary of human spirits can shine through.

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Chris (mbsnowman) In the vein of "The Stand" and arguably as good (and by some accounts superior) Swan Song is considered to be McCammon's best.

Swan Song Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon

In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity: Sister, who discovers a strange and transformative glass artifact in the destroyed Manhattan streets; Joshua Hutchins, the pro wrestler who takes refuge from the nuclear fallout at a Nebraska gas station; and Swan, a young girl possessing special powers, who travels alongside Josh to a Missouri town where healing and recovery can begin with Swan's gifts. But the ancient force behind earth's devastation is scouring the walking wounded for recruits for its relentless army, beginning with Swan herself.

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Stephanie Greenhalgh (stfany2002) | 53 comments I'd like to nominate
Real Murders (Aurora Teagarden, #1) by Charlaine Harris
Real Murders by Charlaine Harris
Though a small town at heart, Lawrenceton, Georgia, has its dark side-and crime buffs. One of whom is librarian Aurora "Roe" Teagarden, a member of the Real Murders Club, which meets once a month to analyze famous cases. It's a harmless pastime-until the night she finds a member killed in a manner that eerily resembles the crime the club was about to discuss. And as other brutal "copycat" killings follow, Roe will have to uncover the person behind the terrifying game, one that casts all the members of Real Murders, herself included, as prime suspects-or potential victims.

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Clarissa Johal | 37 comments I nominate Some Kind Of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce Some Kind Of Fairy Tale by Graham Joyce

For twenty years after Tara Martin disappeared from her small English town, her parents and her brother, Peter, have lived in denial of the grim fact that she was gone for good. And then suddenly, on Christmas Day, the doorbell rings at her parents' home and there, disheveled and slightly peculiar looking, Tara stands. It's a miracle, but alarm bells are ringing for Peter. Tara's story just does not add up. And, incredibly, she barely looks a day older than when she vanished.

Award-winning author Graham Joyce is a master of exploring new realms of understanding that exist between dreams and reality, between the known and unknown. Some Kind of Fairy Tale is a unique journey every bit as magical as its title implies, and as real and unsentimental as the world around us.

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