Giveaway Monday: Life Among Giants

If Hurricane Sandy and the ensuing Frankenstorm are bearing down on you, we hope you are safe and sound and safely ensconced with your best friend during a long storm — a good book! And to help keep you stocked with good books, we’re featured a Book Among Giants, if you will…

Life Among Giants

by Bill Roorbach



At seventeen, David “Lizard” Hochmeyer is nearly seven feet tall, a star quarterback, and Princeton-bound. His future seems all but assured until his parents are mysteriously murdered, leaving Lizard and his older sister, Kate, adrift and alone.

In a mansion across the pond from their Connecticut home lives the world’s greatest ballerina, Sylphide, and her rock star husband, whose own disasters intersect with Lizard’s—and Kate’s—in the most intimate and surprising ways.

Over the years that follow, Lizard and Kate are obsessed with piecing together the motives behind their parents’ deaths, returning time and again to their father’s missing briefcase, his shady business dealings and shaky finances, and to Sylphide, who has threaded her way into Lizard’s and Kate’s lives—much more deeply than either had ever realized. From the football fields of Princeton to a stint with the NFL, from the elaborate dances at the mansion to the gourmet restaurant he opens, it only takes Lizard a lifetime to set things right again.

“Life Among Giants is a wild ride of a novel, deliciously visceral, psychologically twisted, furiously engaging.” —Pam Houston, author of Contents May Have Shifted

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5 Comments On This Post:

October 29, 2012
1:38 pm
Faydra says...

Would love to read this!

October 29, 2012
2:39 pm
Carolyn says...

The cold fall nights have arrived and this sounds like the perfect book to curl up with in front of the fire. I would love a copy.

October 29, 2012
3:35 pm
Cindy says...

Sounds like a perfect fall read!!

October 30, 2012
10:44 am
techeditor says...

Thank you, thank you for extending the giveaway. While I don’t live on East Coast, Hurricane Sandy has caused major problems here in Michigan, too. The rain and wind has resulted in many, many power outages. As a result, because my computer is a desktop, I can’t use it with no power. Today I have access to a different computer.

November 2, 2012
2:51 pm
techeditor says...

I’d like to add to my comment above that, as of last night, my computer is again working. Many others in Michigan are still without power but are expected to be back online tonight.

Also, if I win this book I will certainly write a review and post it to various sites on the Internet such as,,,,, and

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