Books to Read Before the Movie Comes Out
We all love a few hours at the movie theater, but there’s just no substitute for
curling up with a few hundred pages of printed magic.
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This adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s 2009 novel
August 7, promises to put Charlize Theron back on Oscar’s radar for the first time in a
decade: She plays Libby, who’s reckoning with the murder of
her family 30 years ago and now uncertain whether she rightly condemned her
brother for the crime. Go to the novel to watch Gillian Flynn hone the craft
that made her follow-up, Gone Girl
, such a smash. She masters whodunit
suspense and a wild-twist ending while exploring the creepy satanic cults that
were all over the news back in the ’80s. Dark. Riveting.
— Mark Athitakis