Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Trailer Park Tuesday: The Bees by Laline Paull

Welcome to Trailer Park Tuesday, a showcase of new book trailers and, in a few cases, previews of book-related movies.

The temptation to pun around with Laline Paull's debut novel is hard to resist--things like, "Buzz is building for The Bees" or "Hive really been looking forward to reading this book!"--but I'll avoid cheap stuff like that.  I wouldn't want to bumble my way through a lame opening to this Trailer Park Tuesday blog post.  It's true, though, The Bees looks like it could be the best anthropromorphic novel of the year.  From the little I've read in its opening pages, it could do for drones when Richard Adams did for rabbits in Watership Down.  As the clever trailer informs us, the plot centers around Flora 717, a sanitation worker in the hive whose curiosity and courage are both her assets and her flaws in a world where order and discipline rule the day as sure as the Queen sitting on her throne.  The video for the book zips along at a nice pace--aided by the perhaps too-obvious Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky-Korsakov--and is bound to get us all (....wait for it...) swarming to our local independent bookstore for The Bees.

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