On Our Bookshelves: The Latest from Rue’s Book Club

Forgive us. We’re newly obsessed – not with the latest NYFW trend (although we’re partial to seafoam for spring) – but with a completely addictive, cancel-all-plans sort of book: Marisha Pessl’s thrill of a read, Night Film.

This summer, Random House graciously gifted our associates-only book club advanced reader copies of Pessl’s now New York Times bestseller (released to the public on August 20). Best known for her blockbuster debut, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, let’s just say – Pessl’s at it again.

Rue Book Club

“I couldn’t put it down,” Rue Vice President of Talent, Ellen G., starts. And Talent Coordinator Amy G. agrees, calling it her “absolute favorite read of the summer.” Why? “Pessl’s just so skilled at creating an atmosphere that’s creepy and unsettling… and totally addictive,” Rue Kids’ Associate Buyer, Val M., explains. It’s “full of characters you’d want to connect with, even though it might be, well, destructive,” Lead Software Engineer Geoff C. finishes.

All in all, Night Film blew our latest book club pick – The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Gailbrath (cough, J.K. Rowling) – out of the water. Event Coordinator Esme F. captures our overall sentiment best: “Rowling should have to repeat a year at Hogwarts for this fail.” We’re hoping for more success with this month’s pick, Max Barry’s Lexicon.

By Joanna Berliner, Editor 

What is your book club reading? Did you read The Cuckoo’s Calling or Night Film? Let’s talk books. You can find us on Twitter at @ruelala

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September 16, 2013