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Books Fri May 04 2012

Book Trailer Released for This Bright River by Patrick Somerville

This Bright River, the latest novel by Patrick Somerville (past GB Book Club author), gets a cryptic book trailer, edited by Columbia College student Zachary Moore and featuring a cover of "Wayfarin' Stranger" by Tift Merritt.

Somerville says, "My idea for this book trailer was to tell a little story in the language of the old text adventures (like Zork) I grew up loving so much--and the text adventures one of the novel's main characters, Ben Hanson, grew up playing and--later--designing. I wanted the form to break a bit, but not too much. But I hoped that the "user"--as well as the viewer--would be a little creeped out, but also intrigued." I think he succeeded.

This Bright River will be released June 26th on Reagan Arthur Books/Little, Brown

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