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Check out found footage and 4 posters from 'Night Film' by Marisha Pessl -- EXCLUSIVE

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You have to wait until Aug. 20, when Night Film by Marisha Pessl is released, to learn the truth about Stanislas Cordova, the enigmatic, reclusive figure at the center of the novel.

Until then, let the mystery build with this found footage-style man-on-the-street video in which New Yorkers sound off on Cordova’s work and his intentions. In the novel, it’s said that Cordova’s horror films and psychological thrillers are so harrowing that they’ve been banned and can only be seen underground — even fans suspect that the reality behind the “night films” might be as disturbing as the films themselves.

Check out the found-footage film called “The Liberator” (written by Pessl, directed by Brendan H. Banks with ApK) and four posters for Cordova’s fictional movies (conceived by Pessl, artwork by Kennedy-Monk) below. READ FULL STORY

Meryl Streep to narrate Colm Toibin's 'The Testament of Mary' -- EXCLUSIVE

Meryl Streep will lend her very famous voice to the audiobook version of Colm Toibin’s Booker Prize short-listed novel The Testament of Mary, EW has learned exclusively. The audiobook will be available from Simon & Schuster on CD and for download on Sept. 10. EW’s Jeff Giles wrote of the novel, “The Testament of Mary takes an icon buried under centuries’ worth of other people’s opinions and transforms her into an unapologetically real woman who, at the end of her life, is recalling the annihilating pain of watching her son die.” The novel has also been adapted into a Broadway play starring Fiona Shaw.

It sounds like a meaty role for a 17-time Oscar nominee. “What Meryl Streep manages first is a sort of calm force; there is a naturalness in the voice, and in the phrasing. And then slowly something sorrowful emerges, it is like an undertone. It comes from the stops and the half-sighs and that can move into moments of insistent pain and out of that again into memory,” says Toibin in a press release. “She has a way of lingering on words and phrases which is always perfectly natural, but it gradually takes on a real power. I think anyone who hears it will be astonished by it.”

'Fifty Shades of Chicken' publishers to release 'Walking Dead' parody cookbook

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The zombie apocalypse may be looming after all: The monster fad is about to invade your kitchen.

From the publishers of Fifty Shades of Chicken comes The Snacking Dead (Oct. 29) a parody-within-a-cookbook featuring recipes and food photography of 50 eerily delicious finger foods. Not only is the recipe book stuffed with snack ideas such as Guac and Load Guacamole, Sticky Ribs, and Cold-Blooded Ice Cream Sandwiches, it also shares tips for cooking in tricky and direful situations and features a zombie story in addition to the photos and snacks.

This exclusive cover art may look more gruesome than appetizing. But if the walking dead do ever plague the world, some snacking secrets may come in handy so you don’t become one yourself.

The Snacking Dead by D.B. Walker (see what they did there?) is on sale this October.

See the chilling trailer for 'Night Film' by Marisha Pessl -- EXCLUSIVE

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Usually when we call book trailers “cinematic,” we’re being generous. But the trailer for Marisha Pessl‘s upcoming genre-bending thriller Night Film (Aug. 20) really may be the slickest book trailer we’ve seen in a while.

And the novel, if you can even call it that (I prefer “multimedia experience”), warrants the big-budget ramp-up. It begins when the daughter of a reclusive horror film director Stanislav Cordova is found dead, and fallen journalist Scott McGrath falls into the maddening wormhole of trying to uncover the truth behind the girl’s murder. Night Film gets darker and more twisted the deeper McGrath ventures into Cordova’s world—the man hasn’t been seen in public in 30 years, and his films are so horrifying that it’s believed the person who created them must be seriously disturbed as well. Pessl, author of Special Topics in Calamity Physics, includes artifacts and case evidence, like authentic-looking screenshots, police documents, and transcripts, into the maze-like narrative, and in a meta twist, the promotion for Night Film assumes Cordova’s world is real. The trailer below, produced by ApKMedia, is just the first taste.

Read the first three chapters of the next 'I Am Number Four' novel 'Fall of Five' -- EXCLUSIVE

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For fans of the I Am Number Four series by Pittacus Lore, today is an epic day: There’s the paperback release of The Rise of Nine; the e-book release of The Lost Files: The Forgotten Ones, the sixth installment in the digital spin-off series; and The Lost Files: Secret Histories, a paperback version of three previously digital-only novellas (The Search for Sam, The Last Days of Lorien, and The Forgotten Ones). Plus, you get the first sneak peek at the opening three chapters of the upcoming The Fall of Five (8/27), exclusively at EW. Read on below: READ FULL STORY

Summer books that Goodreads users are loving -- EXCLUSIVE

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Goodreads users — like most passionate readers — are an opinionated bunch, so it’s rare for them to come to a consensus about any book. But there are some summer books that are indisputable slam-dunks for the beach, the plane, or inside next to the air-conditioner. The data-crunchers at Goodreads have named for us the seven summer books that seem to be taking off with their readers, judging from stellar ratings and comments. Click through to get some suggestions!

Red Sparrow
by Jason Matthews
4.11 average rating
Learn the secrets of “sexpionage” as a trained seductress circles her prey, a young American spy, in this globe-trotting thriller penned by a former CIA officer. Goodreads member, Paul, says, “Excellent, one of the best spy novels I have read in a long, long time…there is not one dull moment in the entire book.”

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See the trailer for 'Project Cain' by Geoffrey Girard -- EXCLUSIVE

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In an interesting publishing strategy, Simon & Schuster is releasing two novels by the same author about the same chilling concept — Cain’s Blood and Project Cain — one for a young-adult audience, and the other for an adult audience. Below, read author Geoffrey Girard’s explanation of his two books below; also, see the exclusive trailer for Project Cain (out Sept. 3). READ FULL STORY

New 'Half-Blood Prince' cover revealed! Plus: Illustrator Kazu Kibuishi talks bringing books' magic to life -- EXCLUSIVE

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Dumbledore and Harry stand solemnly along the rocky shores of an ominous cave — readying themselves to destroy one of Voldemort’s Horcruxes. Sadly for mega fans worldwide, this isn’t a sneak peek at a new Harry Potter book, but it sure looks like one.

Author and illustrator Kazu Kibuishi, known for his graphic novel work on Flight and Amulet, continues his tenure as Harry Potter cover artist with the moody paperback cover for J.K. Rowling’s penultimate novel in the series. The cover is being revealed currently by Scholastic at Comic-Con in San Diego, but you’re seeing it online here first!

EW asked Kibuishi about following Mary GrandPré’s footsteps and his process for illustrating the covers for the beloved fantasy series: READ FULL STORY

Actress Lee Grant sells memoir about surviving the Hollywood blacklist -- EXCLUSIVE

Lee Grant, the Oscar-winning actress who starred in Shampoo with Warren Beatty and Voyage of the Damned with Faye Dunaway, will publish a memoir titled I Said Yes to Everything through Blue Rider Press. In it, she’ll write about training under Sanford Meisner and Martha Graham and becoming the Oscar-nominated star of Detective Story at 24 — only to have it all taken away when she was put on the Hollywood blacklist in the 1950s. After 12 years on the blacklist, she defied the odds and reclaimed her career.

Grant’s story moves from New York City’s theater scene  in the ’50s to Malibu’s social scene in the ’60s and ’70s, including parties at Brenda Vaccaro and Michael Douglas’ house. In the early ’80s, Grant transitioned from acting to directing. She is the only woman who has won an Academy Award for both Supporting Actress (for Shampoo) and Best Documentary Feature (for Down and Out in America, which she directed and narrated).

I Said Yes to Everything is slated for publication in Nov. 2014.

Amazon launches new comic imprint with titles from George R.R. Martin, Hugh Howey, and more -- EXCLUSIVE

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Get ready to see one of George R.R. Martin’s “strangest, darkest, and most twisted” short stories in comic book form.

Amazon Publishing has announced the launch of Jet City Comics, a new imprint devoted to comics and graphic novels, and they already have an impressive lineup of titles on deck. First up is Symposium #1, adapted from the fantasy book series The Foreworld Saga, and October will bring original adaptations of George R.R. Martin’s short story “Meathouse Man” and Hugh Howey’s sci-fi self-publishing phenomenon Wool. Jet City issues will be available as Kindle downloads and print editions.

“My fans have been clamoring for the return of Dunk & Egg ever since the graphic novels of ‘The Hedge Knight’ and ‘The Sworn Sword’ went out of print several years ago,” said author George R.R. Martin in a press release, “so I am delighted to announce that Jet City Comics is bringing them back — newly formatted for digital readers, and in paper for those who still prefer the traditional formats. And Jet City will be bringing you something new as well: the graphic novel ‘Meathouse Man,’ adapted from one of my strangest, darkest, and most twisted short stories by the amazingly talented Raya Golden. I’m pleased and excited to be a part of Jet City’s takeoff. May they fly high.”

Here are full details about forthcoming Jet City comics: READ FULL STORY

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