'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' author Ransom Riggs discusses his sequel(Read article summary)
'Hollow City,' the sequel to Ransom Riggs's 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children,' arrives on Jan. 14.
Author Ransom Riggs will return to the world of his bestselling young adult novel âMiss Peregrineâs Home for Peculiar Childrenâ with a sequel titled âHollow Cityâ which will hit shelves this January.
âMiss Peregrineâ was released in 2011 and told the story of Jacob, a boy who travels to Wales and learns more about his grandfatherâs life as well as a building believed to be abandoned but which instead is home to the titular âpeculiar children.â
A movie adaptation of âMiss Peregrineâ is planned and âDark Shadowsâ director Tim Burton is reportedly on board to direct.
Riggs said he felt that he left many opportunities for a new story open when he finished writing âMiss Peregrine.â
âIâm probably misquoting Chekhovâs dramatic adage saying if thereâs a gun hanging on the wall, youâd better make it fire by the third chapter,â Riggs told Publishers Weekly. âI felt like there were a lot of guns still there for me to fire.â
The author said he feels that the sequel is an opportunity to discover more about Jacobâs friends, children who have strange powers and who came to live in Miss Peregrineâs home.
'âIn book one, I took Jacob out of his comfort zone and tested his character,â Riggs said. âIn 'Hollow City,' Iâm taking all the characters out of the lives theyâve been secure in for years and plunging them into the unknown. Thatâs how you really get to know them.â
The writer is currently penning a third installment in the series.
âHollow Cityâ will be published on Jan. 14.