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‘Red Sparrow’: Jennifer Lawrence’s New Film is in Theaters and the Final Book in the Trilogy is in Stores

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Red Sparrow (Scribner Books), the first book in Jason Matthews’ trilogy is a seductive tale of espionage and intrigue just ripe for Hollywood. Sparrow is a dark thriller about a Russian ballerina-turned-spy who infiltrates “Sparrow School,” a facility where students are taught to use sex as both a weapon and information-gathering technique. The book is a thrilling ride of suspense and emotion, it’s no wonder Hollywood actually did come knocking on Matthews’ door in 2013 with offers of turning his words into a cinematic masterpiece that book lovers and movie-goers, alike, will find engaging. Red Sparrow, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton, makes its theatrical debut today on the heels of some very mixed, but mostly favorable reviews across Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb and Washington…

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Reddit as You’ve Never Seen it Before

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The feeling of opening a new book is still as comforting as it is exhilarating, even in the age of e-readers and tablets. It’s no surprise then that Reddit, the self-proclaimed “front page of the internet” website, has published its own book, Ask Me Anything: Vol. 1 (Reddit Inc., 2015), a collection of interviews from Reddit’s r/IAmA forum, where celebrities, politicians and interesting people from all walks of life take questions from the site’s 36 million users. President Barack Obama, comedian Louis C.K. and a nuclear missile operator are among many the interviewees featured in the new book, which also contains dynamic illustrations. After a controversial summer where CEO Ellen Pao resigned over user backlash resulting from the abrupt firing of Reddit…

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Hey, Hollywood! Your Next Hot Movie Franchise Should be Katherine Neville’s Books

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One day somebody at Disney woke up and realized that there are eight Mary Poppins books and decided to cash in on that revelation with a new live-action movie. Not that I have anything against our favorite umbrella-wielding British nanny, but seriously Hollywood, is this all you’ve got? Apparently they’ve never read anything by Katherine Neville. Hailed by The Washington Post as “a feminist answer to Raiders of the Lost Ark,” Neville’s 1988 cult classic The Eight (Ballantine Books, 1997) is an international bestseller in more than 40 languages. Now available in eBook for the first time ever, it’s time that a new generation of readers discovered the Neville-verse of romance, history, mysticism, espionage and secret societies. Call me crazy,…

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