Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Virtual Book Tour: Flidderbugs and Doodling by Jonathan Gould

Thanks for your interest, but this tour is now full.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a virtual book tour for Jonathan Gould and his books Flidderbugs and Doodling, books in a genre Jonathan calls "daglit"--he says,"dag is Australian slang for someone who tends to go against whatever is fashionable but in a kind of funny and appealing way - and this is how I see my books. They're both quite cartoon-like in many ways, fun for children to read but with quite a bit of humor and satire that appeals to adults as well." The tour runs March 5 - 30, 2012.

Jonathan is available for interviews and guest posts discussing either "daglit" or his books, and both books are available for review upon request. Either one or both can be requested.

Doodling is classified as comic fantasy, and was nominated as a Goodreads Choice book for 2011. Fiddlerbugs is Satire/fable/fantasy.

Jonathan will be giving away a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter from the tour and the host with the most comments (excluding Jonathan's and the host's) will receive a $20 Amazon GC.

Here are the blurbs for the books:

Neville Lansdowne fell off the world.

Actually, he did not so much fall off as let go. The world had been moving so quickly lately and Neville was finding it almost impossible to keep up.

Doodling is an engaging comic fantasy which relates the events that befall Neville after he finds himself abandoned by the world and adrift in the middle of an asteroid field. Douglas Adams meets Lewis Carroll (with just a touch of Gulliver's Travels) as Neville wanders through his new home, meeting a variety of eccentric characters and experiencing some most unexpected adventures.

As Kriffle the Flidderbug investigates why his fellow 'bugs find it impossible to agree on the pressing issue of how many points there are on the leaves of the tree on which they live, he finds that the truth is more complicated, and ultimately more terrifying, than he ever could have imagined.

Flidderbugs is a political satire, a modern fable, or maybe just a funny little story about a bunch of insects with some very peculiar obsessions.

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3/7/2011 Sandra's Blog
3/8/2011 Maria's Space
3/9/2011 You Gotta Read Guest
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3/14/2011 Marianne Arkins
3/15/2011 The Muse
3/16/2011 The Cerebral Writer
3/20/2011 A Bookish AffairREVIEW ONLY
3/20/2011 Bunny's Review
3/21/2011 Fresh Pot of Tea
3/22/2011 Flidderbugs Books are Magic
3/23/2011 Jess Resides Here
3/26/2011 Reviews by Molly REVIEW ONLY
3/27/2011 Doodling Books are Magic
3/28/2011 A Chick Who Reads
3/29/2011 Reader Girls
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