Penguin Release Penguin Modern Series: 50 Books for £1 Each

By February 23, 2018New Releases

Penguin’s Little Blacks series released a couple of years ago was a hugely popular collection of miniature classics at a cut price, and now the publisher is following this up with the Penguin Modern Series, fifty titles that are available as a collection and cost just £1 each.

Penguin say the “Modern series offers a concentrated hit of its author’s work. From complete stories to essays and speeches to poems, the books celebrate the groundbreaking writers who today define the radical spirit of Penguin Modern Classics”

The collection certainly seems to live up to that promise with authors such as Martin Luther King Jr., Allen Ginsberg, Dorothy Parker and Virginia Woolf, among others, all considered to be pretty radical in their day.

The Penguin Modern collection is made up of small books that pack a big punch. The entire collection is covered in turquoise covers, with font that ties the entire set together as a series. Each title is available for £1 each, or you can buy the entire box set for £39.00.

The collection is available to buy as individual books now, with the box set out on 15th March. As yet there is no word on a release for the USA market, but American customers can order from the UK and await delivery.

Cover Revealed for German Edition of George R.R. Martin’s Fire and Blood

By | New Releases | No Comments
It was announced last year that George R.R. Martin would be releasing a new book related to his hugely popular A Song of Ice and Fire series. Unfortunately, it isn’t the long awaited sixth instalment The Winds of Winter, but instead it’s a companion book which delves into the history of Westeros and gives us an intimate look at the reign of the Targaryen monarchs. Read More

Sean Penn to Publish His First Novel, Tackles Trump and the #MeToo Movement

By | New Releases, Political | No Comments
Actor, filmmaker, and political activist, Sean Penn has written a novel which is set to be published later this year in April. As BookRiot reports, the book is called ‘Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff’ and is an expansion of an audiobook Penn penned and narrated in 2016 under the pseudonym name ‘Pappy Pariah.’

The novel tells the story of Bob Honey, a middle-aged man with all sorts of mysterious business connections, including being a part-time assassin for a shady part of the government. After a reporter begins to get too close, Bob decides he wants out and does his best to begin a new life, though that’s easier said than done. Read More

John Oliver Trolls Mike Pence with Children’s Book About a Gay Bunny

By | Children's Literature, New Releases, Political | No Comments
English comedian John Oliver, who shot to fame with his popular show Last Week Tonight with John Olivier, has published a children’s book about a gay bunny in order to parody another book being published by the Pence family that follows their own pet rabbit.

‘Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President’ has been written by Pence’s daughter, Charlotte Pence, and features watercolour illustrations by the second lady Karen Pence. This children’s book was published on Monday and “gives young readers a bunny’s-eye view of the special duties of the vice president.” Read More

Young Adult Author Lands 7-Figure Deal for Fantasy Novel and Movie

By | Adaptations, New Releases | No Comments
Nigerian-American author Tomi Adeyemi’s critically acclaimed debut young adult (YA) novel, Children of Blood and Bone has gained a deal with Fox to produce her fantasy novel as a movie.

Described as “a Black Lives Matter-inspired fantasy novel”, Children of Blood and Bone combines modern-day issues and West African myth. The novel is set in Orïsha, a fictional world, and follows Zélie Adebola, a diviner with magic powers that transform her into a maji. When the King of Orïsha orders for all who posses black magic to be killed, it is up to Zélie to bring the magic back.

Read More

Exciting Announcement from the Author of The Book Thief

By | Literature, New Releases | No Comments
Markus Zusak – author of The Book Thief– has been pretty quiet since the release and subsequent success of his novel. The prize-winning Aussie writer has been publishing works since 1999, but after The Book Thief he went quiet, with fans wondering when his next big hit novel would come.

Markus must have felt an enormous pressure, and as most writers are wont to do he began to doubt he had another great story in him. Readers all over the world wrote to encourage him, thanking him for their favourite book of his, and eventually Markus announced he was ready… Watch his message to his fans below.

Read More

Leave a Reply