Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Book Feature and Giveaway: The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones by Jack Wolf

Hey guys! 

So those of you who know me well know that I'm not much for featuring books on my blog that I haven't yet read. However, The Tale of Rawhead and Bloody Bones by Jack Wolf is one of those rare exceptions. When the book was pitched to me as part of a blog tour, I eagerly agreed because it sounded right up my alley. Originally, I was supposed to post my review along with a giveaway of the book today, but due to some ongoing medical circumstances (don't worry, I'm okay!), I was unable to finish the book in time. So, with the disclaimer that I have not yet gotten the chance to delve into The Tale of Rawhead and Bloody Bones, I'm still featuring it on my blog because it's a new release that I'm extremely excited about. Science? Madness? Superstition? Existentialism? All set in mid-eighteenth century Britain? What's not to be excited about? Okay, so I realize I'm letting my geek flag fly here, but The Tale of Rawhead and Bloody Bones is definitely a book I'm excited to read and share my thoughts on. But for now, you'll have to settle a peek at the synopsis and a chance to win your own copy! 

The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones

An explosive and daring debut novel set during the Enlightenment that tells the tale of a promising young surgeon-in-training whose study of anatomy is deeply complicated by his uncontrollable sadistic tendencies.

Meet Tristan Hart, a brilliant young man of means. The year is 1751, and Mr Hart leaves his Berkshire home for London to lodge with his father's friend, the novelist and dramatist Henry Fielding, and study medicine at the great hospital of University College. It will be a momentous year for the cultured and intellectually ambitious Mr Hart, who, as well as being a student of Locke and Descartes and a promising young physician, is also, alas, a psychopath. His obsession is the nature of pain, and preventing it during medical procedures. His equally strong and far more unpredictable obsession is the nature of pain, and causing it. Desperate to understand his own deviant desires before they derail his career and drive him mad, Tristan sifts through his childhood memories, memories that are informed by dark superstitions about faeries and goblins and shape-shifting gypsies. Will the new tools of the age-reason and science and skepticism-be enough to save him?

Unexpectedly funny, profoundly imaginative, and with a strange love story at its heart, The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones is a novel about the Enlightenment, the relationship between the mind and body, sex, madness, the nature of pain, and the existence of God.

Jack Wolf

For more information about this book or its author, you can visit the following links! 

Jack Wolf's website
The Tale of Raw Head and Bloody Bones on Goodreads

The following giveaway is U.S. only because of shipping costs. I apologize to my international readers. There will be more opportunities for you in the future! 

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