Critical Linking: December 30th, 2014


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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn has sold 1, 049, 943 paperbacks, according to Nielsen Bookscan. The book has earned the Nielsen Book Platinum Award, an honor given to books that have sold a million copies. The title joins the ranks of The Da Vinci Code, Twilight, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, One Day and The Lovely Bones.

And Bookscan doesn’t even cover all retail sales. Good for Flynn.


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I was already interested in the BBC’s adaptation of Wolf Hall, but after this trailer I am officially in.


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