Bookish and Awesome’s weekly round-up of buzz-worthy news from around the bookternet in bite size. Click on the links to be directed to the full articles.
Marvel’s Runaways may be making the jump to television, but now they’ll also be returning to their comic book roots — and each other. EW can exclusively reveal that Eleanor & Park author Rainbow Rowell will be penning the upcoming ongoing comic series, joining Kris Anka who is the artist on the series.
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice gets transported to the American South in “Before the Fall,” a modern, gay-themed “reimagining” of the literary classic.
HuffPost got an exclusive first look at the film, which hits iTunes, Amazon and other streaming services May 30, via the featurette above. Written and directed by Byrum Geisler, “Before the Fall” follows Ben Bennett (Ethan Sharrett), an attorney in Virginia whose genteel world is turned upside down when rough-talking factory worker Lee Darcy (Chase Conner) comes to town.
This Pride and Prejudice fan is SO here for this.
Fans will recognize in the tale of Beren and Lúthien, published on Thursday, elements that would make up J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Simarillion” – also published posthumously in 1977.
The new volume depicts myths and legends of Tolkien’s First Age of the world and shows how his universe evolved and expanded over the years.
Attention Middle-earth nerds! This just came out yesterday.
The Handmaid’s Tale, the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood envisaging a hellish dystopia where the US is ruled by an ultra-far-right regime that treats women as chattels, has rocketed to the top of the bestseller charts after the UK broadcast of the first episode of the TV adaptation.
Channel 4 aired the debut episode of the series, starring Elisabeth Moss and Joseph Fiennes, at 9pm on Sunday, and within hours the paperback of the Canadian author’s novel had reached number one in the Amazon charts.
I don’t know why I still haven’t picked this up yet—maybe because I’m an idiot—but Offred’s story seems to become more relevant and timely with each passing day.