Critical Linking: October 2nd, 2013

 

The C.S. Lewis Company will partner with The Mark Gordon Company to jointly develop and produce a feature film adaptation of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair.”

Well, well, well. Looks the like the Narnia film franchise isn’t dead after all. The Silver Chair is many readers’ favorite book in the series. Here’s hoping for a great film.

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If it had ever been developed, the game would have had an extraordinary pedigree: artist Keith Haring had signed on to contribute visuals and have his image used for protagonist Henry Case; Helmut Newton was supposed to provide photography, Devo would score the game, and William S. Burroughs — one of Gibson’s influences — would contribute writing.

This video game almost-adaptation of Neuromancer would have been one crazy ride.

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According to a study released by the Columbia Business School and Aimia, a loyalty management company, only 6 percent of people using their smartphones in a store do so with the intent of purchasing a product online.

Huh. That seems much lower than I would have thought. I wonder how much variance there is between sectors.

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“I don’t know what we would do without children’s book sales,” Mary Emrick, co-owner of Turning Pages Books & More in Natchez, Miss., told Publishers Weekly. “The section is our best.”

The logic behind this claim that children’s sections are a central reason for the resilience of bookstores is sound.

 

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