Figures Show Political Unease Driving Staggering Book Sales

Figures Show Political Unease Driving Staggering Book Sales

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Explosive books lead to explosive sales, as British bookseller Waterstones can prove with whopping year-to-date figures: a 50% increase in political book revenue. The explanation? A frightened—and growing—mass of writers and readers “urgently seeking to understand this scary new world.” Though hot, controversial releases like Michael Wolff‘s Trump exposé Fire and Fury and Tim Shipman‘s Brexit commentary All Out War have been driving these sales, the relationship between divisive politics and modern literature is hardly a new phenomenon.   Image Via Lifenews.com   These new figures are only a continuation of an ongoing trend, with political literature moving to the forefront after …

5 Books That Almost Had Wildly Different Endings

5 Books That Almost Had Wildly Different Endings

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So it may be that ‘all’s well that ends well,’ but some of these books nearly didn’t! The secret alternate endings of these five popular novels are different from the endings that made it to our bookshelves. (That’s ‘different’ as a synonym for completely bizarre.) Some endings changed the tone of the story in ways the author decided against. Some endings changed other important things, like whether or not anyone would buy the book.   1. The Fault in Our Stars     It’s hard to imagine John Green changing one thing about his devastating hit The Fault in our Stars (besides …

George Orwell’s Iconic Novella ‘Animal Farm’ Acquired by Netflix

George Orwell’s Iconic Novella ‘Animal Farm’ Acquired by Netflix

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George Orwell’s beloved dystopian, Animal Farm, is coming to the small screen. Netflix has bought Andy Serkis’ feature film adaptation of Animal Farm and will work with the director-producer to develop it.     Director Andy Serkis, who may be familiar due to his recent role in Black Panther, acquired the rights to Animal Farm in 2012 with the intention of adapting it into a TV series. Since then he’s been looking for a home for the series and has finally found one in Netflix, though it will air as a film instead of a series. Serkis will produce it alongside Matt …