‘The Princess Bride’ and other fantastical novels to help you escape reality

Want to get lost in a good book — or four? You couldn’t do much better than these. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

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Yearning for escape? So is the heroine of Cara Black’s heart-racing new novel.

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Five new thrillers and mysteries to help escape reality — or see it in another light

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Zaffre bags 'timely' reality show novel from debut author Acton

Zaffre has bagged an "unbelievably timely" debut novel from Helly Acton, which has already been optioned for TV, in a two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Escape reality with these delightful old-time thrillers. You’ll forget 2020 is almost here.

Set in the 1920s and ’30s, the works of Dornford Yates feature witty crime-fighters zipping around Europe. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The Princess Bride You Don’t Know

William Goldman’s screenplay for The Princess Bride is a perfect example of the old saw “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” The Oscar-winning writer, who died last week at the age of 87, was a master storyteller, and his skills were never sharper than when he was adapting a book... Continue reading at Slate

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BEA 2014: Cary Elwes Spills About ‘The Princess Bride’

Writing his behind-the-scenes As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride, actor Cary Elwes says, has been a “wonderful trip down memory lane.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Gothic Novels I’d Like to See as Graphic Novels

Inspired by a Zoom course on early gothic literature, this comics reader recommends these classic gothic tales for the graphic novel treatment. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Here are the seven shortlisted debut novels for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

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New novels take old favorites for a spin

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10 Best Novels About Sisters

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Bud Smith on the Quintessential “Road Trip” Novel

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