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Watch The Fahrenheit 451 Trailer
HBO released the first full trailer for the adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, arriving on small screens in May. Every reader’s nightmare, this is the classic dystopian story about a society where books are outlawed and burned. The film stars Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther) as the story’s protagonist, Guy Montag. HBO has not released a specific date for Fahrenheit 451.
We’re Getting A Michelle Obama Memoir This Fall
The former First Lady’s memoir, Becoming, will be out November 13. Becoming will chronicle the experiences that shaped Michelle Obama, following her life from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her time at the White House. According to her publisher, Penguin Random House, the book will describe “her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it.” Obama announced her book on Twitter over the weekend.
Terry Goodkind Calls His Book Cover “Laughably Bad” On Facebook
The fantasy author publicly aired his grievances with the book cover art for Shroud of Eternity, his most recent work, by writing a Facebook post calling it “laughably bad,” and inviting readers to share their thoughts in a poll. Those polled were entered to win a signed copy of the book. After the cover artist Bastien Lecouffe Deharme responded to the post, calling out Goodkind for being disrespectful (and receiving support from established authors), Goodkind issued an apology.