Title: Night Film - New SIGNED 1st Edition/1st ...
Publisher: Random House, New York
Publication Date: 2013
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Flawless brand new 1st Edition/1st Printing boldly SIGNED by the author on the title page with silver marker and without inscription. Pessl's brilliant follow-up to Special Topics in Calamity Physics. "Beautifully imagined, beautifully written, and hypnotically suspenseful." - Lee Child. Will be bubble-wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box to ensure safe delivery. Bookseller Inventory # ABH103
Synopsis: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
NPR ? Cosmopolitan ? Kirkus Reviews ? BookPage
A page-turning thriller for readers of Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, and Stieg Larsson, Night Film tells the haunting story of a journalist who becomes obsessed with the mysterious death of a troubled prodigy?the daughter of an iconic, reclusive filmmaker.
On a damp October night, beautiful young Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley?s life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of her father: the legendary, reclusive cult-horror-film director Stanislas Cordova?a man who hasn?t been seen in public for more than thirty years.
For McGrath, another death connected to this seemingly cursed family dynasty seems more than just a coincidence. Though much has been written about Cordova?s dark and unsettling films, very little is known about the man himself.
Driven by revenge, curiosity, and a need for the truth, McGrath, with the aid of two strangers, is drawn deeper and deeper into Cordova?s eerie, hypnotic world.
The last time he got close to exposing the director, McGrath lost his marriage and his career. This time he might lose even more.
Night Film, the gorgeously written, spellbinding new novel by the dazzlingly inventive Marisha Pessl, will hold you in suspense until you turn the final page.
Praise for Night Film
? Night Film has been precision-engineered to be read at high velocity, and its energy would be the envy of any summer blockbuster. Your average writer of thrillers should lust for Pessl?s deft touch with character.? ?Joe Hill, The New York Times Book Review
?Mysterious and even a little head-spinning, an amazing act of imagination.? ?Dean Baquet, The New York Times Book Review
?Maniacally clever . . . Cordova is a monomaniacal genius who creeps into the darkest crevices of the human psyche. . . . As a study of a great mythmaker, Night Film is an absorbing act of myth-making itself. . . . Dastardly fun . . . The plot feels like an M. C. Escher nightmare about Edgar Allan Poe. . . . You?ll miss your subway stop, let dinner burn and start sleeping with the lights on.? ?The Washington Post
?Haunting . . . a suspenseful, sprawling page-turner.? ?USA Today
?Entrancing and delightful . . . [a] whipsmart humdinger of a thriller . . . It feels, above all things, new.? ?The Boston Globe
?Gripping . . . a masterful puzzle . . . Pessl builds up real suspense.? ?Entertainment Weekly
?A very deeply imagined book . . . sprints to an ending that?s equal parts nagging and haunting: What lingers, beyond all the page-turning, is a density of possible clues that leaves you leafing backward, scanning fictional blog comments and newspaper clippings, positive there?s some secret detail that will snap everything into focus.? ?New York
?Hypnotic . . . The real and the imaginary, life and art, are dizzyingly distorted not only in a Cordova night film . . . but in Pessl?s own Night Film as well.? ?Vanity Fair
"Deliciously spine-tingling... all-consuming and mind-altering. Nothing else matters while there are pages to turn and, once the book is over, the world seems an emptier place." ( Daily Telegraph)
"This month?s smartest (and creepiest) new novel is a hell of a read . . . An intensely writerly project that doesn?t jettison the reader . . . It explores how stories seep from texts into the world; not only in that it follows a journalist investigating a cult horror-film director whose life is entangled in his fictions, but also because the pages are peppered with fake news article and websites. A narrative signifying narratives, this novel echoes . . . The action bullet-trains through an artfully plotted world of secret screenings and suspicious deaths." ( GQ (Book of the Month))
" Night Film, the gorgeously written, spellbinding new novel by the dazzlingly inventive Marisha Pessl, will hold you in suspense until you turn the final page." ( Stylist)
"When Cordova?s beautiful daughter is found dead in a warehouse, McGrath can?t help but pick up the trail. His pacy narrative voice is interrupted by magazine interviews, text messages, Facebook pages; a Cordova fan forum even pops up on the printed page . . . The result is multiple narratives that read like real life (or a more exciting version of it) . . . Night Film doesn?t cease to be with its last full stop. [Pessl] has developed a phone app and a website with extra material ? a savvy move." ( Vogue)
"The real and the imaginary, life and art, are dizzyingly distorted not only in a Cordova night film ? which a fictional Time article calls ?a spellbinding and emotionally harrowing experience? ? but in Pessl?s own Night Film as well. McGrath?s prologue opens with a dictum ?Everyone has a Cordova story, whether they like it or not.? This book is ours." ( Vanity Fair)
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