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Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s Book Sell 250k Copies

The President is Missing, a political thriller written by former President Bill Clinton and writer James Patterson has sold 250,000 copies its first week. No book has sold this much since Go Set a Watchman, the 2015 Harper Lee prequel/sequel/whatever to To Kill a Mockingbird. The Clinton and Patterson book tour has been marked by scandal already as Clinton got prickly when asked about Monica Lewinsky and the #MeToo movement.

Cover of Marlon James’s “Game-of-Thrones-tinged” Epic Fantasy Revealed

Black Leopard, Red Wolf is the first book in Man Booker prize-winner Marlon James’s upcoming epic fantasy series Dark Star, which he describes as an “African Game of Thrones.” The cover was revealed on EW today (it’s beautiful), and the book will be out in February of 2019. James previously won the Man Booker for A Brief History of Seven Killings.

FX is Adapting Victor LaValle’s The Changeling

Horror fans, this one’s for you: Victor LaValle’s creepy book The Changeling is coming to TV. “Kelly Marcel (Venom, Fifty Shades of Grey, Terra Nova) is attached to pen the script. The project hails from Annapurna Television, the independent studio behind the Fox drama pilot Mixtape and Netflix’s upcoming scripted anthology The Ballad of Buster Scruggs from the Coen brothers.”