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Ryan Gosling to star in film adaptation of The Lovely Bones

by Catherine Toews - Wednesday, Jul 04, 2007 at 8:17am

Canuck actor joins Rachel Weisz in Peter Jackson production

Ryan Gosling, star of the '90s cable television series Breaker High (also known for his perhaps more well-respected, Oscar-nominated performance in 2006's Half Nelson) is set to star alongside Rachel Weisz in the film adaptation of Alice Sebold's best-selling novel The Lovely Bones. The film, which is being spearheaded by Mr. Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson, will feature Gosling and Weisz as the parents of the story's (deceased) 14-year-old female protagonist. Here's hoping that the movie turns out to be at least 88% as good as the novel. I trust Mr. Gosling, though. I do. I've loved him since he went to high school on a boat.

Read more at Variety.com

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

by Catherine Toews - Friday, Jun 29, 2007 at 4:06pm

This book received a lot of hype, which can sometimes be a bad sign, but in this case it's totally deserved - Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is truly one of the best books I've read in ages.

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Summer Blonde by Adrian Tomine

by Catherine Toews - Thursday, Jun 28, 2007 at 11:46am

Tomine is a little bit of a hipster and more than a little bit of a cynic when it comes to relationships. His drawings are amazing, his characters are angsty, and he's been publishing comics since he was 16, which is pretty cool. Summer Blonde is a collection of 4 stories, dealing almost exclusively with relationships, and all the emotional turmoil that goes along with them.

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Harry Potter Successor Found

by Ryan McBride - Thursday, Jun 28, 2007 at 10:48am

Barry Cunningham, the Bloomsbury editor who first saw the potential in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books, claims to have struck gold a second time with Tunnels, a young adult novel about a boy archaeologist who finds himself drawn into a world of adventure after digging a hole.

"I knew from page one that Harry Potter was magic," says Cunningham. "Reading Tunnels gave me the same thrill, discovering a world of imagination just beyond our ordinary lives."

Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams, the author of the book, originally self-published an edition of the novel that apparently sold out within hours of hitting the bookshelves. No word yet on when it will be released in North America.

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A Small and Remarkable Life: A Review

by Chadwick Ginther - Tuesday, Jun 05, 2007 at 4:17pm

Tink Puddah is an orphan, struggling to survive in the Adirondack Mountains of 1845. But Tink is also a blue skinned alien from Wetspace. In Nick DiChario's debut novel from Robert J. Sawyer Books, we are seeing what author Nancy Kress has called "one of the most original first-contact novels ever."

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