“The Casual Vacancy” Sales Numbers Released

Written by Dan Malone on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

J.K. Rowling‘s The Casual Vacancy sold 125,000 copies in its opening week, which definitely impressive, but it failed to pass Dan Brown‘s record for The Lost Symbol (which is 550,946).

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New “Little House” Film Adaptation in the Works?

Written by Dan Malone on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Sony Pictures is looking at adapting the Laura Ingalls Wilder book Little House on the Prairie (actually, the entire Little House series) into a film. The screeplay would be written by Abi Morgan and David Gordon Green would take the helm.

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“The Casual Vacancy” Removed from #1 Spot on Amazon List

Written by Dan Malone on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

After being on sale for less than a week, The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan has toppled The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling on Amazon’s bestseller list. The fact that Rowling has been removed from the top spot so quick is surprising. One theory is that the fact that the fact that the book […]

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“Joyland” Cover Unveiled

Written by Dan Malone on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Stephen King has unveiled the cover of his next novel, Joyland. The cover has a pulp feel to it, which makes sense, as it’s being published under the Hard Case Crime imprint of Titan Books. Here is the summary of the upcoming novel:

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E.L. James To Make Cameo in “Fifty Shades” Film?

Written by Dan Malone on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

E.L. James has revealed that she based a character in Fifty Shades of Grey on herself. Which character? Well, Erika remains tight-lipped. “I’ve actually written myself into the book; I play a very tiny cameo role and I might try and do that if I’m asked to… we’ll see. It’d be interesting to know if […]

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University Of Iowa Puts On “War and Peace” Reading

Written by Dan Malone on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

100 members of the Iowa City community are bringing the 600 characters of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy to life. University students and staff, actors and other members of the community took turns reading the novel about the Napoleonic invasion of Russia. It’s being done to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of […]

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Elmore Leonard Honoured With Prestigous Award

Written by Dan Malone on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Elmore Leonard has been honoured with The National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters award. He will be presented with the medal on November 14th. “I was very surprised. I didn’t ever count on winning this kind of an award,” Leonard said. “I’ve won a lot of awards, but not like this […]

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The Man Who Inspired James Bond

Written by Dan Malone on Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

After decades of speculations, the debate over who Ian Fleming based the James Bond character on – WWII Wing Commander Forest “Tommy” Yeo-Thomas. “Tommy” very much enjoyed the company of women – or several of them – and was ruthless in pursuit of his enemies. Yeo-Thomas parachuted into (the then-occupied) France three times before he […]

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Vince Flynn on Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher

Written by Dan Malone on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

One thing you have to love about Vince Flynn is he doesn’t shy away from controversy. When it comes to the entertainment field, it’s hard to think of a more controversial movie casting than Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher. Vince Flynn, author of the Mitch Rapp series(which if you are a Jack Reacher fan, you’d […]

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Celebrities, Politicians To Read “Moby-Dick”

Written by Dan Malone on Monday, September 17th, 2012

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville may be a literary classic, but at around 600 pages, rarely is it actually read. Now UK PM David Cameron, Tilda Swinton, Stephen Fry and Simon Callow – all fans of the book – are teaming up to record the book in its entirety. The project is the baby of author […]

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