Book Circle Online is the world’s first online network with shows dedicated to the intimate discussion and dissection of various books. BCO also features one on one author interviews, and engages fellow fans via social media.

BCO Hosts, comprised of authors, writers, critics and media personalities, discuss all aspects of the book from the author’s inspiration and background to chapter by chapter breakdowns. Hosts offer insight and opinions as well as diverse and thought provoking views.

Book Circle Online can be seen here on the website, on YouTube, or downloaded as a podcast on iTunes.

The Revenant by Michael Punke | Adapted: Books to Movies

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Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too... equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies.

In episode four, they venture into the wilderness of Wyoming in Michael Punke's 2002 novel The Revenant. The novel is based on a series of events in the life of American frontiersman Hugh Glass in 1823 Missouri Territory. The word "Revenant" means someone who has risen from the grave to terrorize the living.

This book has been adapted in 2015 by visionary director Alejandro G. [...]

The Prestige by Christopher Priest - Adapted: Books to Movies

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Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too... equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies.

In episode three, they enter the world of magic at a time when electricity was just taking off to discuss Christopher Priest's 1996 novel The Prestige. The novel tells the story of a prolonged feud between two stage magicians in late 1800s England. It is epistolary in structure; that is, it purports to be a collection of real diaries that were kept by the protagonists [...]

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling | Adapted: Books to Movies

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Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too... equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies.

In the second episode, they venture off into the jungle to learn the laws of nature as they discuss Rudyard Kipling's 1894 book called The Jungle Book. It's a collection of fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral lessons. A principal character is the boy or "man-cub" Mowgli, who is raised in the jungle by wolves. Other characters include Shere Khan the [...]

The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Brian Selznick) - Adapted: Books to Movies

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Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too... equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies.

In the inaugural episode, they thought it fitting to kick things off with a book that also marries the love of movies, pictures, and words all into one! They discuss Brian Selznick's 2007 historical fiction steampunk book called The Invention of Hugo Cabret which is about an ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF named Hugo who lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station. [...]

Night Film by Marisha Pessl | Book Discussion

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NIGHT FILM follows a broken journalist's investigation into the haunted life and death of Ashley Cordova, the mad director's beautiful daughter. It begins as a mystery with overtones of dream-like horror. It flickers and dims and deepens into a study of people who burn too brightly, burning up the souls around them until their aftermath is a legacy of ashes. It's about art that goes too far and the fanatical religious passion such art can trigger in those strangelengs who are attuned to its frequency. It's about the nature and function of fantasy, the damage done to the ties that bind by those who [...]

3 Books You Should Have Read This Year (2014)

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This year we sat down and talked to over 20 authors, one of the highlights being Jackie Collins who, it turns out, has had an even wilder life than her characters. She told us that about 10 years ago, a masked man shoved an Uzi in her face and screamed, "Don't move, b**** or I'll blow your f***ing head off." I imagine her running away, the adrenaline kicking in as she gives a silent cheer, thankful for her survival, but more thankful for the story she'll have for future dinner parties. It's the type of thing that you'd expect to happen to the woman whose [...]

Acceptance by Jeff Vandermeer | Book Discussion

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It is winter in Area X, the mysterious wilderness that has defied explanation for thirty years, rebuffing expedition after expedition, refusing to reveal its secrets. As Area X expands, the agency tasked with investigating and overseeing it--the Southern Reach--has collapsed on itself in confusion. Now one last, desperate team crosses the border, determined to reach a remote island that may hold the answers they've been seeking. If they fail, the outer world is in peril.

Meanwhile, Acceptance tunnels ever deeper into the circumstances surrounding the creation of Area X--what initiated this unnatural upheaval? Among the many who have tried, who has gotten close to [...]

Perfidia by James Ellroy | Book Discussion

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It is December 6, 1941. America stands at the brink of World War II. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. Los Angeles has been a haven for loyal Japanese-Americans—but now, war fever and race hate grip the city and the Japanese internment begins.

The hellish murder of a Japanese family summons three men and one woman. William H. Parker is a captain on the Los Angeles Police Department. He’s superbly gifted, corrosively ambitious, liquored-up, and consumed by dubious ideology. He is bitterly at odds with Sergeant Dudley Smith—Irish émigré, ex-IRA killer, fledgling war profiteer. Hideo Ashida is a [...]

Consumed by David Cronenberg | Book Discussion

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David Cronenberg, the celebrated Canadian film director, lauded by The New York Times for creating “some of the best, most challenging, most unusual English-language films of the last twenty years,” and named a chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in France—turns his remarkable talent to the haunting, disturbing intersection of desire and decay in Consumed, his highly anticipated debut novel.

In the book-filled, artfully messy Paris apartment of the famous French intellectuals Celestine and Aristide Arosteguy, an astonishing discovery is made—the grisly, butchered remains of Celestine, partially eaten. Her husband, sought by police for questioning, is nowhere to be found.

Naomi [...]

California by Edan Lepucki | Book Discussion

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The world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they've left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable in the face of hardship and isolation. Mourning a past they can't reclaim, they seek solace in each other. But the tentative existence they've built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she's pregnant.

Terrified of the unknown and unsure of their ability to raise a child alone, Cal and Frida set out for the nearest settlement, a guarded and paranoid community with [...]

Dead Stars by Bruce Wagner | Book Discussion

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Dead Stars is Bruce Wagner’s most lavish and remarkable translation yet of the national zeitgeist: post-privacy porn culture, a Kardashianworld of rapid-cycling, disposable narrative where reality-show triumph is the new American narcotic.

At age thirteen, Telma is famous as the world’s youngest breast cancer survivor until threatened with obscurity by a four-year-old Canadian who’s just undergone a mastectomy … Reeyonna believes that auditioning for pregnant-teen porn online will help fulfill her dream of befriending Jennifer Lawrence and Kanye West … Biggie, the neurologically impaired adolescent son of a billionaire, spends his days Google Map-searching his mother-who abandoned home and family for a new love [...]

Authority by Jeff VanderMeer | Book Discussion

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After thirty years, the only human engagement with Area X—a seemingly malevolent landscape surrounded by an invisible border and mysteriously wiped clean of all signs of civilization—has been a series of expeditions overseen by a government agency so secret it has almost been forgotten: the Southern Reach. Following the tumultuous twelfth expedition chronicled in ANNIHILATION, the agency is in complete disarray.

John Rodrigues (aka "Control") is the Southern Reach's newly appointed head. Working with a distrustful but desperate team, a series of frustrating interrogations, a cache of hidden notes, and hours of profoundly troubling video footage, Control begins to penetrate the secrets of Area [...]