December 4, 2013 NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else.
August 22, 2013 In the pages of Marisha Pessl's Night Film, you'll uncover the death of a beautiful woman; her terrifying, filmmaker-father; even a seemingly haunted mansion. But reviewer Meg Wolitzer says that while the book dips into the unsavory and the scary, it stays surprisingly PG.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/207386392/216191866" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
August 19, 2013 Author Marisha Pessl turned to technology to enrich readers' experience of her new thriller, Night Film — creating found-footage YouTube films, screen shots of hidden websites, and an app that readers can use to access additional content after scanning an illustration in the book.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/213518390/213578225" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
August 6, 2013 In Marisha Pessl's dark, cinematic new novel Night Film, a disgraced journalist takes on a mysterious filmmaker who seems to be a hybrid of Roman Polanski and Dario Argento. It's an over-the-top summer mystery, full of twisty plotting and cinematic imagery.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/207429956/209250343" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor