Monday, April 20, 2015

Ian McKellan -- Mr. Holmes Trailer

Can't wait! 

From Entertainment Weekly:

In Mr. Holmes, Ian McKellen stars as an older version of the famous detective, who is finally penning his own story about his life to correct the misconceptions that have already been written about him. So Sherlock, at the age of 93 (requiring McKellen to play almost two decades above his own age), sets about recalling a case in his life from 35 years earlier.
The new international trailer for the film shows off more of the film’s plot as a new take on the classic character, a stark contrast from other modern on-screen interpretations, approaches its summer release date. Mr. Holmes is set to release on July 17.


Cartoon of the Day: Bookkeeper


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

The Los Angeles Time Book Prizes were announced last night during the Los Angeles Festival of Books.

Winner in the Mystery/Thriller category:  
Dry Bones in the Valley by Tom Bouman (Norton)


Other Category Winners:
Biography: Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts (Viking)
Current interest: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs (Scribner)
Fiction: The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt (Simon & Schuster)
First fiction: Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli (Coffee House Press)
Graphic novel: The Love Bunglers by Jaime Hernandez (Fantagraphics Books)
History: The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931 by Adam Tooze (Viking)
Poetry: Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine (Graywolf Press)
Science and technology: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert (Holt)
Young adult literature: The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming (Schwartz & Wade/Random House Children's)
Lifetime achievement: T.C. Boyle
Innovator's award: LeVar Burton 


For winners in all categories, go here.