Top-Secret Transmission: Locate THE ASSASSINATION OF BRANGWAIN SPURGE Now!

Lynn: We count you Bookends readers as friends. Having just read The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge (September) by M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin, I know that, were I a goblin, I would affectionately address you as follows: You clammy, sweaty pedant! Get your toad-like hands on this book ASAP (as-soon-as-published)!

2018 Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced

On July 23rd, the Man Booker Prize announced its 2018 longlist, or ‘Man Booker Dozen.’ These thirteen titles, chosen from 171 submissions—the highest number of submissions in the history of the award—will be whittled down to a shortlist of six, to be announced on September 20th, the winner on October 16. Below, the longlist, ordered by country of origin, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.

 

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Book Trailer Thursday: CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE

Tomi Adeyemi’s debut novel, which already has a movie deal in the works, is a feast for fantasy lovers. A world stripped of magic, a people feared and oppressed, and a ruthless king create the foundation for Zélie’s story. Her quest to avenge her mother’s death and return magic to her people will keep readers enraptured with what Booklist reviewer Sarah Hunter describes as “cinematic pacing, alternating viewpoints, and well-choreographed action,” in her starred review.

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