NEW YORK -- Charles Bock's "Beautiful Children," a bestselling debut novel about characters adrift in Las Vegas, is the latest book to be offered free online.
Starting today, Bock's novel can be downloaded from www.beautifulchildren.net/read. The free electronic edition will also be available from leading retailers.
"I want people to read the book," Bock said in a statement issued Tuesday by the Random House Publishing Group. "If that means giving it away for free online, great."