The Electric Hotel Giveaway

 

 The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith Review and Giveaway

 

From the award-winning author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Last Painting of Sara de Vos comes a luminous novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent-film director and his muse. 

 

Dominic Smith's The Electric Hotel winds through the nascent days of cinema in Paris and Fort Lee, New Jersey--America's first movie town--and on the battlefields of Belgium during World War I. A sweeping work of historical fiction, it shimmers between past and present as it tells the story of the rise and fall of a prodigious film studio and one man's doomed obsession with all that passes in front of the viewfinder.

For nearly half a century, Claude Ballard has been living at the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel. A French pioneer of silent films, who started out as a concession agent for the Lumiere brothers, the inventors of cinema, Claude now spends his days foraging mushrooms in the hills of Los Angeles and taking photographs of runaways and the striplings along Sunset Boulevard. But when a film-history student comes to interview Claude about The Electric Hotel--the lost masterpiece that bankrupted him and ended the career of his muse, Sabine Montrose--the past comes surging back. In his run-down hotel suite, the ravages of the past are waiting to be excavated: celluloid fragments and reels in desperate need of restoration, and Claude's memories of the woman who inspired and beguiled him.

 

Author bio:

Dominic Smith grew up in Sydney and now lives in Seattle. He is the author of five novels, including The Last Painting of Sara de Vos, an acclaimed bestseller in Australia, winning both the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year and the Indie Book of the Year (Fiction) in 2017. In the US, the novel was also a New York Times (NYT) bestseller and named a NYT Book Review Editors' Choice. Dominic has received literature fellowships from the Australia Council for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Electric Hotel

 

 

GIVEAWAY

 

We have two copies of 

The Unforgiving City by Maggie Joel

to giveaway!

To enter all you need to do is answer the

following question in the comments below:

Wheres your favourite place to read?

 

 

 Terms and Conditions: Australian Residents only.  This is a Game of Skill not a game of chance. Entries not answering the question will be deemed invalid, The winner will be chosen by originality and creative merit, by a non involved party. Judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Winners will be drawn 23/06/19 11.00pm AEST and notified by the 25/06/19. We will contact the winner via email. Winner will have 7days to respond or we will redraw. We will try our best to contact the winner but cannot be responsible should the winner not receive the notification within the time frame.

Prizes are not transferable, changeable or redeemable for cash. Prizes will be sent out by company representation and neither they nor Mums Take Five will be held responsible in the event that they are stolen, lost or damaged in transit.

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0 # Fi james 2019-06-12 12:37
This sounds really interesting. I have liked your book choices lately. I love to read in bed before going to sleep.
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0 # Amber 2019-06-12 12:38
Any sunny spot I can find to feel nice and cozy
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0 # Maree Gray 2019-06-12 21:13
On the bus to and from work - it's the only chance I get for some peace and quiet!
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