"Sharp Objects" and "Ant-Man and the Wasp" Premiere | Book Pulse

It is a buzzy opening weekend as both Sharp Objects and Ant-Man and the Waspdebut. Esquirepicks its "Best Books of 2018 (So Far)."

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It is a buzzy opening weekend as both Sharp Objects and Ant-Man and the Wasp debut. A number of other new shows or seasons begin as well. Sharp Objects (HBO), based on the novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn. Vanity Fair calls it "Stunning, Raw, and Violently Beautiful." Ant-Man and the Waspbased on the Marvel comics. The NYT calls it an "engaging goof that resists bludgeoning you with bigness and instead settles for good vibes and jokes ... It’s a surprisingly enjoyable summer romp." Anne With an E, season two (Netfilx), based on the novels by L.M. Montgomery. Few reviews are out; IndieWire offers a catch up of season one. Sacred Games (Netflix), based on Vikram Chandra's novel of the same name. The Guardian writes "This is an ode to Mumbai, with the city as much a character of the series as Minneapolis in Fargo or Baltimore is the Wire." White Fang (Netflix), based on the novel by Jack London. The Wrap calls it an "often beautiful, sometimes corny version of the frontier wolfdog saga." Harlots, season two (Hulu), inspired by The Covent Garden Ladies by Hallie Rubenhold (History Pr.). Few reviews of season two are out, but Vanity Fair set up the show when it debuted.


The NYT reviews My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh (Penguin) for the second time, calling it "darkly comic and ultimately profound." Also, really circling back, Spring by Karl Ove Knausgaard (Penguin): "at the core of the book is a quandary about the ways we can best care for an ill person." Marilyn Stasio's crime column is out and the paper considers books of poetry and of trauma. It is a busy morning for the books section, with many more reviews and reader and staff reaction to the headline that spoiled Batman #50. The Washington Post reviews Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else) by Ken Auletta (Penguin), calling it "a bit of a slog for the general-interest reader." Also, How Did Lubitsch Do It? by Joseph Mcbride (Columbia Univ.; LJ starred review): "serves as both a biography and a cultural history of Europe’s influence on Hollywood that will be a great companion for those interested in underexplored comedies in film history."

Briefly Noted

Esquire picks its "Best Books of 2018 (So Far)." The Guardian interviews Marilynne Robinson. Eater reports on the bookstore sales (and stance) of Mario Batali cookbooks. The Washington Post has a review/profile of Gillian Flynn and Sharp Objects. The piece is written by A.J. Finn (The Woman in the Window).

Authors on Air

NPR interviews Gillian Flynn, also Adam Frank, Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth (Norton), and John Willink, Way of the Warrior Kid (Feiwel & Friends: Macmillan). Amy Adams, starring in Sharp Objects, will be on The Talk today. Shadow and Act has a primer on Raising Dion, based on the comic of the same name by Dennis Liu. Deadline Hollywood reports that This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay(Pan Macmillan) has been bought by the BBC for an adaptation.

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