Amazon bought a copy of Rowling’s Tales of Beedle the Bard, her follow on to the fabulous Harry Potter series. Only 7 copies exist and they look hand written. Check out the page for more details. They bought this copy … Continued
This was the article I meant to link to in the previous post… This is Niewerts actual critique of the book.
Ugh. Not admirable at all, especially since this type of fan scholarship seems to be perfectly reasonable to me.
Wow, didn’t see that. I guess fundie Christians can hate the book for two reasons now…
It’s an interesting discussion of how technology, the Internet, and art are colliding in the Harry Potter release. It does seem like the publisher and Rowling have some control issues… does the book do something special at midnight on July … Continued
I’ve been reading too much non-fiction lately, so in an effort to add some fiction to my list, I picked up a couple of new books this week. One twist, all of them are graphic novels. First up is the … Continued
The March of Folly looks like an interesting book. From Richard Clarke’s article in TNR’s “Iraq: What Next?” issue: Still, President Bush insists on staying in Iraq, and it is easy to understand why. In The March of Folly, Barbara … Continued
Last week, I heard an interview on NPR’s Talk of the Nation talking about a new graphic adaptation of the 9/11 Commission Report. At first, I thought that this was an odd idea. Why would anyone want the 9/11 Report … Continued
I was googling something else and ran across this New Yorker review of The Wages of Wins: Taking Measure of the Many Myths in Modern Sport. The book looks interesting. From the review: In “The Wages of Wins” (Stanford; $29.95), … Continued
Be careful not to read too much into this…