Critical Linking for October 15th, 2015

What would the world look like if book lovers were in charge? We asked you on Facebook and Twitter, and after reading your answers, we’re ready to live in that world today. Check out the top responses—we think you’ll want to live there, too.

Some of these 25 Things That Would Happen If Book Lovers Ruled the World are funny, and some are mordant (see #6)

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Swedish author David Lagercrantz will write two more books featuring tattooed hacker Lisbeth Salander, on top of his recent sequel to Stieg Larsson’s blockbuster “Millennium” trilogy of thrillers, publisher Norstedts said on Wednesday.

I guess this means Girl in the Spider’s Web sold pretty well?

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Gates purchased the derelict building for a single dollar from the city of Chicago in 2012 and got to work. He managed to raise considerable funds to help restore the bank through a number of initiatives, including salvaging marble from the bank and selling it in rectangular pieces called “bank bonds” at Art Basel. After intensive renovations, the 17,000 square foot building opened to the public on October 6.

More of this, please.

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Joining Yanagihara’s novel are Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies — “a master class in best lines,” says reviewer Jason Sheehan — and Fortune Smiles, a globe-trotting collection of stories from Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Johnson. Karen E. Bender’s collection Refund and Angela Flournoy’s The Turner House round out the fiction list.

Take a gander at the National Book Award shortlist for fiction.

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