Black Hole Cinema Club

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Pub Date 14 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 17 Mar 2024

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Another edge-of-your-seat adventure from the award-winning author of Escape Room, Christopher Edge. Perfect for 9+ readers, a trip to the cinema will never be the same…

When Lucas meets his friends at the local cinema – nicknamed ‘The Black Hole’ – they’re excited about the movie marathon ahead. Non-stop action, blockbuster special effects and all the snacks they can eat. But as the lights go down, Lucas, Ash, Maya, Caitlin and Finn watch in disbelief as a jet-black tidal wave comes crashing out of the cinema screen and the five friends find themselves swept into an epic adventure.

Secret hideouts. Prehistoric monsters. Lost cities. Impossible missions. Being the hero of your own film should be fun. But as the cliffhanger scenes they’re pitched into become ever more perilous, Lucas and his friends start to wonder if these movies are really make believe. Can they save the day before the end credits roll? The fate of the world just might depend on it...

An ode to movies, to the power of imagination, and to being the hero of your own story, book your ticket for the blockbuster read of 2024!

Another edge-of-your-seat adventure from the award-winning author of Escape Room, Christopher Edge. Perfect for 9+ readers, a trip to the cinema will never be the same…

When Lucas meets his...


Advance Praise

Praise for Christopher Edge

“No ordinary author. Edge cleverly pulls in the reluctant novel readers.” - The Times

"A writer of genuine originality.” - The Guardian

Quite extraordinary.” - The Spectator

No one writes books like Christopher Edge.” - Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of Julia and the Shark

Perfect for readers who like fast-paced, spine-tingling reads.” - Irish Independent

A heart-stopping adventure with thrills and twists.” - Sunday Times

Eye-poppingly original.” - Jonathan Stroud, author of Lockwood & Co

Praise for Christopher Edge

“No ordinary author. Edge cleverly pulls in the reluctant novel readers.” - The Times

"A writer of genuine originality.” - The Guardian

Quite extraordinary.” - The Spectator

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ISBN 9781839942730
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PAGES 256

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This was a wild ride of film, love of the cinema, sci-fi brilliance and quintessential Christopher Edge. Honestly, this is so fast-paced and gripping that I read it in 2 sittings - it’s been a while since I did that! Brilliantly done… Y5 and 6 are gonna love this!

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Wonderful book, highly recommend. The plot has you guessing all the way through. This is a classic Christopher Edge. If you have readers looking for a challenge but want to do it in a laid back way, this is the book for them. Christopher's books were always a solid go to as a school librarian, and now as a bookseller I'm glad to be able to stock his books. Unique author with unique tone with unique endings. How often can you say that in children's literature.

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Black Hole Cinema Club - another thrill a minute story from Christopher Edge.

I read this in advance of reading with a Year 6 class and loved it!

Lucas, Finn, Ash, Caitlin and Maya are sat in the cinema, ready for their 4Di all day movie marathon.

Within seconds of the lights dimming they are thrust into an adventure that seems very real, not just 4D. Through jungle, lost cities, space, the reader will discover whether the young explorers can save the world or not.

We love Christopher Edge’s novels as they always make us question, think and understand, Black Hole Cinema Club is no different! I certainly can’t wait to share this book when it is published in March 2024.

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What I really enjoyed about this book is Christopher Edge's unique take on the way technology and the cinema are becoming more immersive and how this can blur the line between fantasy and reality. Lucas and his friends think that they are going to see a 4D movie, so when things begin to feel very life like, Lucas initially believes it's just part of the experience. But as the different movies play out, he starts to wonder if he's wrong and he and his friends really are in danger. This book is great on its own as an adventure story but it also has matrix vibes with what is really real and what is fake becoming more and more blurred as the story progresses. I think anyone who enjoys sci-fi will enjoy this book and would highly recommend it.

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Another superb sci-fi story from Christopher Edge. If you love cinema adventures, this one is for you. How immersive is the new 4Di cinematic experience? For Lucas and his friends it just got real, or did it? So many things I could say but don’t want to put any spoilers.
I will say you are in for a rip roaring, spacetacular roller coaster of a read.

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This book really pulls you in quicky, and it’s got a great set of characters. I read it with a reluctant 10 year old. I always enjoy this age range more than him, but he said it was ‘quite good’ which is huge praise!!!

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“Totally thrilling.”
For about the first ten pages, this book lulls you into a false sense of security, and then after that it's intense. Lucas, Maya, Ash, Caitlin and Finn are regulars at the cinema - but this time the cinema goes from being a passive experience to fully interactive. With reference to every genre of exciting movie, ever, this book takes us through end of the world set ups (spoiler warning) as our intrepid team gradually unravel the awful truth that they are indeed saving the world from a giant, ravenous Leviathan. Or are they? Oh the twists! The twists! This book is a joy to read - it's going to grab every child that ever watched Star Trek, Dr Who, Jumanji, Indiana Jones, Bond, Gravity, Interstellar - and it's going to to hold you to the riveting conclusion. Laced with science and Science Fiction, Edge has woven the real and imaginary so close as to be inseparable. I read it in two sittings. Probably the the most exciting book of 2024.
Perfect for anyone 8+ with a passing interest in movies, science fiction or science. Perfect for anyone who likes their stories exciting and brilliantly plotted.

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Wow, what a rip-roaring ride of a sci fi thriller! Edge of your seat action and a heart pounding story that will leave the reader breathless (in a good way!). I love everything Christopher Edge writes and this one is right up there!

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I absolutely loved this book. Having read Escape Room by Christopher Edge, I was very excited to be able to read Blackhole Cinema Club. It has all the fast pace action that drew me in and loved the twist at the end. I will definitely be getting a couple of copies for the school library as the pupils in my class will devour this story.

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A gem of an adventure for anyone who loves cinema. Black Hole Cinema Club has the Christopher Edge hallmarks of edge of seat adventure coupled with a captivating mystery that keeps you thinking long after you close the book. Packed with great characters and a strong theme of friendship, this is a must for anyone who has anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to star in the films they are watching.

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An excellent story for all kids yearning for adventure. The Black hole cinema seemingly pulls 5 friends into the movies and catapults them into a series of deadly situations which they needs to get themselves out of before time runs out.
With nods to a number of great escapades the book covers a wide territory from space to the depths of the ocean and the frenzied pace is retained throughout.

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Thank you to Christopher Edge, Nosy Crow and NetGalley for the chance to read this ARC, in exchange for an honest review. The Black Hole Cinema Club is not your average trip to the cinema, especially when the film you were expecting to see literally transports you to adventure. This book is amazing, it’s a brilliant mix of sci-fi, nostalgia and adventure. Christopher Edge’s is sublime. It’s fun, high stakes, working together brilliance.

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Another fab sci-fi from Christopher Edge which kept me guessing until a few chapters before the end. Likeable characters, well described settings and a great storyline! Have already pre-ordered a hardcopy for my classroom!

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