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Exclusive First Read: Night Film, by Marisha Pessl
Marisha Pessl’s dark, cinematic, and wildly-over-the-top new novel Night Film starts with a mysterious death: Ashley Cordova, troubled former child prodigy and daughter of mysterious filmmaker Stanislas Cordova, is found dead at the bottom of a disused elevator shaft, an apparent suicide … read our exclusive excerpt here.
Seriously, read it! Everyone here is absolutely nuts about this book.
BONUS: You can have the excerpt read to you on NPR’s media player.
Reblogging because my cousin is doing the marketing for this book and gave me an advanced copy months ago. It’s huge though, so I haven’t yet read it. But I’m excited for her, and I will read it soon!
I love this. I may be a TV and Internet junkie, but books will always be my first love and it makes me so happy to see soo many people reading actual real books on the subway every day.
Postscript E.L. Konigsburg: “Konigsburg taught, in her famous novel, that “happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place, but there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.” She may be gone, but her books still teach that lesson.” http://nyr.kr/ZH0v2q
I may need to re-read this old favorite.