For anyone who’s been living under a rock the past few weeks, David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl is out in cinemas this week. Advance reviews have been unanimously positive, and it seems that the ‘new’ ending has yet to be spoiled – it’s almost time to stop wondering what twists this already twisty tale will bring.
In other news…
Game of Thrones star Aiden Gillen has joined the cast of The Maze Runner film sequel. The second book in this YA series, titled The Scorch Trials, features the new character Janson, or ‘Rat-Man’, a major antagonist for the remaining books. In other Maze Runner news, author James Dashner has confirmed he will be writing a new prequel titled The Fever Code. This will be published in 2016 and focus on the creation of the maze and how the Gladers came to be there.
The YA genre has gained another newly announced publication. Sophie Kinsella, known for her Confessions of a Shopaholic series, will be penning the book Finding Audrey about a teen suffering from anxiety.
The Bookseller conducted a recent research survey into the reading habits of 16-24 year olds and found that three-quarters of young people prefer print to digital. Those questioned stated they would be willing to pay more for hard copies than they would for ebooks, with prices influencing their spending preference.
Publisher Faber has revealed their new line-up of Modern Classics, 10 of which will be released in April 2015. The titles include Djuna Barnes Nightwood, Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping, Sylvia Plath’s Ariel, Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia and Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day.