Like This Book? Then Try This One!

Like This Book? Then Try This One!

Book Culture

It’s not hard to come by book recommendations, but it’s hard to find recommenders who make a compelling case for just why you should take a leap of faith with a new book. As a result, we have decided to directly compare these newer or underrated gems to better-known works you’ve probably read, so that they may find the wider/louder audience they deserve. It’s never a bad idea to read what you know!   Like this?: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green           Try this!: ‘It’s Kind of a Funny Story’ by Ned Vizzini …

Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Sirens of Titan’ To Be Adapted For TV By ‘Rick And Morty’ Mastermind

Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Sirens of Titan’ To Be Adapted For TV By ‘Rick And Morty’ Mastermind

  Universal Cable Productions has just announced a new spate of new TV shows—and an adaptation of a beloved Kurt Vonnegut novel is among them.     Dan Harmon, creator of beloved series like “Community” and “Rick and Morty”, and Evan Katz, executive producer of “24”, will collaborate on bringing Vonnegut’s 1959 work “The Sirens of Titan” to the small screen. Written in Vonnegut’s signature witty style, “Titan” follows Malachi Constant, the richest man in 22nd Century America, and the intergalactic/philosophical journey he is forced to take on after his extraordinary luck begins to run out.   Image courtesy of Salon   …

10 Books Coming to the Silver Screen in 2018

10 Books Coming to the Silver Screen in 2018

Pop Culture

2018 is set to be a killer year for book adaptions for the big screen. We’re anticipating adaptations of everything from children’s classics to classic horror, and some of the biggest names in the business starring in them! Whether you’re a Beatrix Potter fan, an E.L James Stan, a YA lover, or a Vonnegut connoisseur, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten page-to-screen extravaganzas to look out for next year.    1. Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter     Image Courtesy of Bella Luna Toys   This classic tale follows the adventures of Potter’s most famous mischievous rabbit. Fans …

The Guardian Wants You to Help Name the Greatest English-Language Novels

The Guardian Wants You to Help Name the Greatest English-Language Novels

Have you seen The Guardian’s list of the 100 Best Novels Written in English? Put together by writer Robert McCrum, the list is pretty comprehensive; but, if you ask The Guardian‘s readers–it has its flaws. The Guardian’s avid readers were quick to critique every aspect of McCrum’s list, including his methodology (McCrum limited himself to one book per author) and the list’s diversity (readers noted a lack of women authors, authors of color, Irish authors, Nigerian authors, Indian authors, and even Canadian authors.) Individual authors omitted include David Foster Wallace and Kurt Vonnegut. The angry readers have a point; looking at the list, …