April kicks off with a bang, we're talkin' so many blockbuster releases we don't know where to begin! Stories from Murakami, a true-to-form weird eco-thriller from VanderMeer, Essays from Kushner (wow). But also, there's a slew of debut novels we've been aching to get in your hands (Sanjena Sathian's about to be a household name, … Continue reading Turn the Page: New Releases this Week (4/6)
Booksellers Erik and Uriel—known colloquially as The Book Boys around BookPeople—want to challenge you to take the dive and get lost in a long book (or two) in 2021. They're joining us on the blog today to discuss some of their favorite 500+ page tomes and a few they're excited to tackle soon. There's no … Continue reading Reading List: Big Books to Tackle in the New Year!
I love movies almost as much as I love books. And few things are as heartbreaking, for me, than a novel poorly adapted into a film. To be clear right up front, I'm not the kind of person that thinks books should be adapted exactly as written or not at all. No, there are many ways … Continue reading Book To Screen Wishlist (Part I)
JESSICA Love May Fail by Matthew Quick "Matthew Quick first came to my attention with Silver Lining's Playbook, although I had been wanting to read something by him for a while. Love May Fail, Matthew Quick's upcoming new novel, tells the story of a woman who decides to leave her husband and ends up moving … Continue reading What We’re Reading This Week
Fans of Mr. Murakami are getting spoiled this season. Not only have we been busy reading his most recent release, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, but The New York Times reported yesterday that Knopf will be releasing the author's next title, The Strange Library, this coming December. Considerably shorter than some of … Continue reading New Murakami this December!
"Murakami has created one of those rare stories where the language reflects the protagonist. Each word is carefully placed, just as Tsukuru Tazaki meticulously lives his life, putting up barriers between himself and the people who could break his heart. It is a well-crafted and intriguing novel that I couldn't put down." --Consuelo The … Continue reading New Murakami Here Tuesday!
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash On Sale 1/28/14 We had the pleasure of hosting a conversation between Wiley Cash and Ben Fountain earlier this year where Cash discussed his previous novel, A Land More Kind Than Home, a bestseller which was also named a New York Times Notable Book (and appeared on many Best of 2012 … Continue reading Books to Look Forward to In 2014: Part Two
~Post by Jenn S., who has a thing for photos of authors with their cats. It has been six long years, people. Haruki Murakami’s last big novel, Kafka on the Shore, came out in 2005. Since then, other publications have trickled into English—the novella After Dark, his autobiography about running ultra-marathons, essays and stories—but these … Continue reading Happy Murakami Day!
The Murakami Project: Each week leading up to October 25th, the on-sale date of Haruki Murakami’s long-awaited 1Q84 in its English translation, a different BookPerson will review one of Murakami’s previous titles. Folks who haven’t read Murakami yet can familiarize themselves with what the book world will be buzzing about come October (and maybe discover a new favorite book), … Continue reading The Murakami Project: Liz Reviews ‘Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman’
The Murakami Project: Each week leading up to October 25th, the on-sale date of Haruki Murakami’s long-awaited 1Q84 in its English translation, a different BookPerson will review one of Murakami’s previous titles. Folks who haven’t read Murakami yet can familiarize themselves with what the book world will be buzzing about come October (and maybe discover a new favorite book), … Continue reading The Murakami Project: Danny G. Reviews ‘after the quake’