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Free Book Friday: The Universe in Miniature in Miniature by Patrick Somerville

By JK Evanczuk on Friday, October 15, 2010 - View Comments

Welcome to this week’s Free Book Friday, wherein we give you the best titles in indie publishing for the low low price of nothing. Congrats to last week’s winner Cortney for getting a free copy of Daddy’s by Lindsay Hunter.

The Universe in Miniature in Miniature by Patrick Somerville

This week, we are giving away a copy of The Universe in Miniature in Miniature by Patrick Somerville. In this genre-busting book from award-winning novelist Patrick Somerville, characters, stories, and stray thoughts revolve around the “The Machine of Understanding Other People,” the story of a Chicago man who is bequeathed a supernatural helmet that allows him to experience the inner worlds of those around him. Through his lonely lens we peer into the mind of an art student grappling with ennui, ethics and empathy as she comes to terms with her own beliefs in a godless world. We telescope out to the story of idiot extraterrestrials struggling to pilot a complicated spaceship. We follow a retired mercenary as he tries to save his marriage and questions his life abroad. Mind-bending and cracklingly new, Somerville’s broadly appealing and uniquely imaginative constructions probe the outer reaches of sympathy, death, and love in a world seen from the inside out. You can print out your own free miniature version of The Universe in Miniature in Miniature here.

This week’s Free Book Friday is sponsored by Featherproof Books. Read more »