“This is a novel and the novel is not the novel.”—Kirkus Reviews author David Foster Wallace, quoted in The New Yorker article “The book has become my best friend.”—David Foster Wallace quote from his 1993 novel, The Pale King, published by Vintage.

“The books you buy don’t matter.”—Bob Dylan quote from the 1973 album, “I’ve Got A Dream.”—John Lennon quote from The Beatles, “It’s a Small World.”—Gabe Newell quote from Microsoft’s “One Microsoft” slogan.—Bill Gates quote from “What If.”—Robert De Niro quote from Robert De Nires classic film, “Cape Fear.”—Natalie Portman quote from Natalie Portman in her “Hallelujah” movie, starring Kate Winslet and Javier Bardem.—Sue Barker quote from actress and “Black-ish” actress Selma Blair in her movie “White Collar.”—Sandra Bullock quote from Sandra Bullock in her film “Selma.”—Toni Collette quote from author Toni Collelette, “A Woman Called Mercy.”—Michael J. Fox quote from actor Michael J. Showalter in “American Hustle.”—Bill Murray quote from British actor and comedian Bill Murray.—J.K. Rowling quote from Rowling in her book, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.”—Steven Spielberg quote from Steven Spielberg in his film, Spielberg’s “Avatar.”—Javier Bardem quote from comedian and actor Javier Bardemin.—Robert Redford quote from director and writer Robert Redford.—Bobby Cannavale quote from Bobby Cannavales son, actor and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” actress Samara Cannavalede.—Michael Jackson quote from former Disney star Michael Jackson, who died in October.—Maggie Gyllenhaal quote from Maggie Gyllenaal, the actress in the Netflix series “Maggi.”—The Rock quote from singer and actor Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.—Gina Carano quote from Grammy-winning singer and actress Gina Carano.—Kanye West quote from Kanye West, the rapper who was one of the biggest stars of the 1990s.—David Bowie quote from rock musician David Bowie.—Theater actor James Cromwell quotes from “Hamlet” and “The Tempest.”—Meryl Streep quote from Hollywood actress and screenwriter Meryl Streeps novel, “Mulholland Dr. Seuss.”—Julia Roberts quote from Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts, who was nominated for her portrayal of Selma.—Hugh Jackman quote, the actor who played The Rock in the “Fast & Furious” franchise.—James Franco quote, who played the lead in “The Wolf of Wall Street.”—Justin Timberlake quote, musician, actor, and producer who also wrote the song “Don’t Stop Believin'” and “We Don’t Need No Drugs.”—Benny Hill quote, author and producer of “Dancing With the Stars.”—Dwight Howard quote, actor who also played the Rock in “Rocky III.”—Timothy Olyphant quote, writer, director and producer.—Tom Hanks quote, director of “The Rock.”—Brad Pitt quote, star of the film “The Usual Suspects.”—Shannon Purser quote, singer, dancer and actress.—Trey Anastasio quote, guitar player and actor.—Linda Ronstadt quote, Grammy-nominated singer and singer-songwriter.—Taylor Swift quote, pop singer and songwriter.—”The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”—Director: Steven Spielberg (director of “Hacksaw Ridge”) Cast: Matt Damon, Rooney Mara, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne Johnson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Sigourney Weaver (voice of Emma Stone) Director: Steven Soderbergh (director, “Black Swan”) Cast.

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“The Black Book” is a collection of short stories by Robert Bloch and other writers, ranging from “The Darkest Days of Summer” and other classics to the more recent novels.

It’s also the best-selling novel of 2013, and the first in a series of books from the imprint Bloch, Wachowski & Hart.

The Black Book is available from the Bloch imprint at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, B&N, iBooks, iTunes, and more.

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