Time for a mid-week book news roundup! Each week BookTrib is bringing you quick commentary regarding news from across the web, from TV to comics to books galore, if it has a literary twist– it’s on our radar. Take a look at this week’s book-related picks:

Jumanji is happening folks, deal with it.

Chris Van Allsburg’s 1981 children’s picture book sure has had an exciting run, and it’s still inspiring new works 36 years later. The 1995 film starring the late Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt and a young Kirsten Dunst, became an instant classic; one I wish they never touched—but still, a continuation is underway. The newest film will star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and everyone’s (OK, my) favorite Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan. The 2016 cast has finally made it to the jungle and a first look has just dropped on Hart’s Instagram.


To check out Cosmic Book News’ coverage of Jumanji: Click Here.

Ghost Rider Debuts on Agents of SHIELD — lights a fire in us all.

Comic Book lovers rejoice! Gabriel Luna, who made his fiery debut last night on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, has brought Robbie Reyes to life in an impressive spin on one of many Ghost Rider versions. Although this vengeance-seeking human torch is a bit different from the Johnny Blaze and Dan Ketch versions, I think it’s safe to say we definitely have a hit on our hands when it comes to this newcomer, who is rumored to stay pretty close to the origins of the comics. Spoiler Alert: last night’s transformation will surely light a fire under you. Watch the video below:

To read more from Cosmic Book News’ coverage of Ghost Rider on Agents of SHIELD: Click Here.

REVIEW: The New York Times Critiques Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run

Sonny Figueroa/The New York Times

Sonny Figueroa/The New York Times

On the straight-up book news front, the ever-popular New York Times did a thorough job reviewing Bruce Springsteen’s Memoir: Born to Run (Simon & Schuster, September 27, 2016). The already #1 Best Seller on Amazon is full of nostalgia, depth and really delves into the life of Mr. Springsteen in what NYT writer Dwight Garner calls an “intensely satisfying memoir.” The highly anticipated memoir observes the musician’s search for meaning, and is described as a rich anecdote that is a must-read for any and all Springsteen fans.

For the full review from The New York Times: Click Here.

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