Sarah Weinman

10 Dark and Twisty Books for ‘Gone Girl’ Fans

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Fun fact: Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl was released in paperback last week nearly two years after its initial release. In publishing terms that means it’s a monster, gigantic hit, but that shouldn’t be a surprise to the numbers of people who’ve read it and the number of times the “Cool Girl” monologue has been cited as sheer truth and quite reminiscent of Jennifer Lawrence’s whole persona. (And it’s a “truth” laced with irony to anyone who’s read the book.) Gone Girl will only get bigger once the David Fincher film adaptation is released in October.
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Snow Reads Are the New Beach Reads: 26 Books to Get You Through Winter

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Every year, around the time when mercury rises and the sun starts peeking out, we’re bombarded with countless articles on the best books to read at the beach — because, of course, reading in the sand and sunshine is a great deal more pleasurable than sitting outside with a novel in January. Yet winter is truly the best season to burrow deep into a great book. With that in mind, we asked an assortment of great authors, critics, and musicians to let us in on their favorite books they like to read this time of …Read More

Wonderful Vintage Pulp Covers for Domestic Suspense Novels

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Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives, editor Sarah Weinman’s collection of “stories from the trailblazers of domestic suspense,” is not only one of the year’s must-have collections of forgotten writings; it also continues the excellent trend of under-appreciated fiction subgenres getting the respect they rightfully deserve. And even though we know you should never judge a book by one, the cover of Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives is as irresistible as the stories by Patricia Highsmith, Vera Caspary, and the other writers included in this marvelous collection of crime fiction. It’s a design that pulls you in with its homage to old-school pulp paperback covers of the kind of novels authors in Weinman’s anthology published.
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Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week

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Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers each recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed the most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments.
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