Replace the Second Line of Any Book with “And then the murders began”: Today in Critical Linking

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And then the murders began” – that’s the clever line Marc Laidlaw came up with. Add it to almost any opening line and you’ve got yourself a hell of an intriguing book opening.

These are terrifically funny. Enjoy.

A public tour is even more interesting: Visitors are walked through the typesetting area where you can see vintage presses, rollers, and letters being strung together to form words, and then whole pages.

Awesome photo tour of what a modern type foundry looks like.

The first novel in Elena Ferrante’s four part series, My Brilliant Friend, is to be adapted into an eight-episode Italian drama series for HBO and Italian state broadcaster Rai. Production is set to begin this summer.

Not unexpected, this book is a hit and a natural for serialization. Less expected, especially with HBO on-board, is that it will be filmed in Italian.

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