The Bukowski Agency - Bookweird

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Canada: Doubleday, Fall 2008
Israel: Yediot Aharonoth Books
Poland: Bertelsmann Media (Swiat Ksiazki)

ABOUT PAUL GLENNON

Paul Glennon (Photo: Charles Earl)
(Photo: Charles Earl)

Paul Glennon is the author of The Dodecahedron, or a Frame for Frames, which was a finalist for the 2006 Governor General’s Award for fiction and was selected as one of The Globe and Mail’s 100 Best Books of the Year. He lives in Ottawa where he works in the software industry.

Bookweird

a young adult novel by Paul Glennon

THE FIRST BOOK IN A YOUNG ADULT TRILOGY FROM ONE OF CANADA’S MOST ORIGINAL AND ACCLAIMED NOVELISTS

Bookweird coverNorman Jespers-Vilnius is just an average eleven-year-old kid—until he wakes up inside his favourite book, achieving the dream of all avid readers. His journey is not what he had hoped, however, because his presence affects the action and causes problems for his heroes. Caught by a mysterious force called "Bookweird," Norman struggles not only to escape the book, but to keep the plot moving in the right direction. In The Undergrowth Saga, he finds himself caught up in an epic battle between animal kingdoms, and forges a friendship with a future king. He returns home briefly, but Bookweird grows stronger again and begins to pull Norman into his family’s books, mixing up plotlines. Norman tries to undo an act of violence in his sister’s horse novel, and has to explain the appearance of a pony to some disgruntled policemen at a crime scene in his mother’s favourite thriller. Can Norman put all of the stories back on track and return these fictional worlds to normal? Or will Bookweird trap him in the pages of a book forever?

With all of the intelligence and genre-defying creativity of his adult fiction, award-winning author Paul Glennon creates a fantastic universe that is sure to enchant readers of all ages.

PRAISE FOR BOOKWEIRD

“Novels like Bookweird remind us of something that is easily lost among the mortgages and quotidian drivel: pure fun. The book's oddities, its strange sense of play, also come with an emphasis on heroism and a dash of paradox. What a delicious concept Bookweird is, and what a fantastic writer we have in Paul Glennon.”  — THE GLOBE AND MAIL

“Glennon does a fine job in keeping the story moving, and he's terrific at family dynamics.”  — OTTAWA CITIZEN

 

View the second book of the trilogy, Bookweirder

View the third book of the trilogy, Bookweirdest

 

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