Mysterious J.J. Abrams Novel Inspires Mysterious Sale

In What's the Buzz by Roger Tagholm

By Roger Tagholm Canongate’s Jamie Byng has bought what he describes as “the most high concept novel I have ever come across”, a debut novel from J.J. Abrams, creator of Lost and director of Star Trek. Byng concluded the deal with Cathryn Summerhayes of William Morris Endeavour (WME) in London, with the primary agent being Jay Mandell of WME US …

Review: The Surf Guru by Doug Dorst

In Book Review by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka The Surf Guru shows off what Doug Dorst does best, which is channel an array of lifelike voices that seem to be simultaneously of and not of this world. Much like his debut novel, 2008’s Alive in Necropolis, which featured a cast of fictional and historical characters, some who were alive and most who were dead, his latest book …