Wed, April 4, 2012

Giveaway – Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

Chopsticks
By Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral
Publication date: Feb. 2, 2012
Razorbill, 272 pages
Source: Many thanks to Razorbill

CHOPSTICKS is a novel, an app, a website. It is a collage of original drawings, objects, text, sounds, and video. It is a love story. It is a mystery. Read it. View it. Experience it.

CHOPSTICKS was born out of the desire to tell a story with multiple medias, without losing the fundamental truths which make reading fiction an emotional human experience.

The novel’s digital format will still allow you to encounter the lives of Frank and Glory, the characters that fill the pages, but the additional videos, songs and digital links will create a new novel experience.

How refreshing! You don’t really “read” Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral — it’s more of a picture book/scrapbook. Glory, the main character, falls in love with Frank, but you know from the very get-go that she’s gone missing. It’s up to you interpret beautiful visual representations of the relationship — art, IMs, photographs, letters and more — to get to the truth.

Despite the lack of text, I found myself smiling and gasping and really intrigued by what was going on with the story in Chopsticks. I wish it were a bit longer/in depth, and was like “WHAT?!” at the end, but despite my frustrations with the story, I have to say it was such a thrilling way to experience a book.

Three cheers to Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral for thinking outside the box and creating something different.

Check out the beautiful images below and enter the Rafflecopter entry form below for a chance to win a copy for yourselves!

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Visit the official website to check out images from the book and more, and head over to iTunes to download the Chopsticks App.

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  1. Jac @ For Love and Books said:

    I too wished this one was longer, especially with the giant WHAT?!!? ending!!

    I really hope we get to see more books like this in the future.

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  2. Ellen said:

    When I first heard abou this I got really excited. I want to “read” it and experience this new format!

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  3. Karin said:

    Wow, this book looks so cool. I love different books like these. I don’t know if you know Walter Moers The 13 1/2 lifes of captain bluebear. This book is also a bit different and really entertaining.

    Hi from Austria,
    Karin

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  4. Anna @ The Book Hutch said:

    This is so cool! I’m always excited to see publishers embrace technology and try new formats. Obviously, it won’t work for every story, every author, every book, but very cool, nonetheless.

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  5. Kimberly Marie said:

    Sounds like a great book! I’m super excited to “read” it. Love the idea of a “scrapbook” format.

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  6. Danielle said:

    This sounds like so much fun and interesting to read. I can’t wait to see if books like this stick and start being published even more.

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  7. Tahleen said:

    I love this idea of writing a novel as a scrapbook. Such a great format! Thanks for the giveaway, Anna!

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  8. Sarah said:

    This book looks so cool, was it hard to get used to reading since its not like a traditional book?

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  9. Shalena @ writer quirk said:

    I picked this up in the bookstore and thought it was extremely neat. Would love to win a copy! Thanks for the giveaway! ^_^

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  10. Carmen said:

    Looks awesome! 🙂

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  11. pointy.star said:

    I’ve seen a copy of the book at school and thought that it was really cool. Someone had already checked it out, so I was disappointed for a bit, lol.

    Thanks for having such an awesome giveaway! 🙂

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  12. Tara T. said:

    This book looks so cool and so original! I would love to win a copy!

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  13. heidi said:

    Um…I’ve been chomping at the bit to read this one since Gayle Forman mentioned it as an example of where she thought the future of YA lit may be going. Totally intrigued! Thanks for the giveaway, Anna.

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  14. Erin said:

    Sounds like such a refreshing, unique way to tell a story. I’ll definitely have to check this one out! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. Patricia @ Patricia’s Particularity said:

    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway. I saw this book in the store and it looks very very very unique!

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  16. Elizabeth @ TatteredSpines said:

    This sounds like a great concept. I love how the mediums for telling stories has changed.

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  17. Justine said:

    A friend told me that the hard copy of the book has URLs in it, which befuddles me. How am I supposed to click on a URL on a printed page? I’ll need to check this out for myself!

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  18. Jasmine Rose said:

    I love the idea of pictures in books and Chopsticks really takes it to a new level. I’m looking forward to reading this one :]

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