The Gargoyle is Amazon's Rising Star

<p>Canongate&#39;s <em>The Gargoyle</em> by Andrew Davidson has been chosen by Amazon.co.uk&#39;s users as its Rising Star after an eight week campaign on the website.</p><p>One book per week was promoted on a dedicated Amazon page, offering customers new material such as author interviews and videos. Customers were invited to review and rate each title on the site. <em>The Gargoyle</em> received the most positive reviews, with 38 customers giving it a five star rating.</p><p>&quot;Customers seemed to find the book really interesting with one reviewer comparing it to [Yann Martel&#39;s] <em>Life of Pi</em>,&quot; said Amy Worth, lead account manager for books at Amazon.co.uk. One reviewer, carlosnightman, described the book as &quot;an accomplished, confident, self-depricating, chaotic beauty of a novel&quot;.</p><p>The book will now be marketed across Amazon.co.uk&#39;s website. Customers were also emailed about the winner today [Monday, 6th October].</p><p>The titles were either d&eacute;buts or a second novels and the shortlist was selected by seven buyers on Amazon.co.uk&#39;s book team. Publishers did not have to pay any additional marketing costs to include their books in the promotion. <br /><br />The shortlist comprised:<br /><em><br />City of the Sun</em> by David Levien (Bantam)<br /><em>The Story of a Marriage</em> by Andrew Sean Greer (Faber)<br /><em>The Gone-Away World </em>by Nick Harkaway (Heinemann)<br /><em>Gardens of Water</em> by Alan Drew (Bloomsbury)<br /><em>The Good Plain Cook</em> by Bethan Roberts (Serpent&#39;s Tail)<br /><em>The Story of Edgar Sawtelle</em> by David Wroblewski (Fourth Estate)<br /><em>The Eyes of the King</em> by Catherine Banner (Corgi Children&#39;s)<br /><em>The Gargoyle</em> by Andrew Davidson (Canongate)<br /><br /></p>