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  • Under a literary spell

    Under a literary spell
    As Lucy Kobbs turned the final page of the seventh and last book in the "Harry Potter" series, she took a pencil to the wall beside her bed and memorialized the end of an era: 7/22/07, 3:20 a.m. "It's one of those books that will stick with me for life,"...
  • Not Just For Kids: 'The Peculiar' by Stefan Bachmann is a fantastical tale

    -------------------- The Peculiar A Novel Stefan Bachmann Greenwillow Books: 384 pp., $16.99, ages 9 and up -------------------- The average 16-year-old who writes usually does so for school, bringing the same level of rigor and enthusiasm to the...
  • How to sock it to yourself

    How to sock it to yourself
    Because I have somehow (sadly) become one of those people who gets his news through Twitter, I was recently confused at an explosion of outrage on my feed over something called "sock puppetry." I couldn't imagine why the long-departed Shari Lewis would...
  • J.K. Rowling's new book an instant best-seller

    J.K. Rowling's new book an instant best-seller
    J.K. Rowling's first stab at adult literature, "The Casual Vacancy," won't be released until Thursday, but it's already headed to the top of the best seller lists. It's currently at #3 by Amazon and #2 by Barnes & Noble. Not a bad start. Of course,...
  • 'Casual Vacancy' fails to conjure Harry Potter's magic

    'Casual Vacancy' fails to conjure Harry Potter's magic
    It's hardly shocking that the most fully realized characters in "The Casual Vacancy," J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults, are the youngest. Fats Wall, Krystal Weedon, Gaia Bawden, Andrew Price, Sukhvinder Jawanda: Even the names are vaguely...
  • Rowling's adult novel lacks magic, some critics say

    Rowling's adult novel lacks magic, some critics say
    LONDON (Reuters) - J.K. Rowling's first foray into adult fiction was bound to be compared to her wildly successful Harry Potter series, and, while "The Casual Vacancy" has earned mixed reviews, for some critics the magic has worn off. The Casual Vacancy,...
  • Best-sellers

    Best-sellers
    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "The Casual Vacancy" by J.K. Rowling (Little, Brown, $35). A small English town is rattled by the unexpected death of an elected official. Last week: — 2. "Winter of the World" by Ken Follett (Dutton, $36). The second...
  • J.K. Rowling opens up in New York tonight

    J.K. Rowling opens up in New York tonight
    J.K. Rowling doesn't make many public appearances, so tonight's New York City event to publicize her new novel "The Casual Vacancy" is getting a lot of attention. Fellow novelist Ann Patchett will lead a conversation, and there will be a Q&A. If you're...
  • New Lemony Snicket book a disappointment

    New Lemony Snicket book a disappointment
    I have great respect for Daniel Handler, creator of the wildly popular Lemony Snicket books (and a fellow alum of Wesleyan University), but I couldn't help but feel let down at his newest: "Who Could That Be at This Hour?" When I was finished with the...
  • Islands of Adventure: Wizarding World of Harry Potter turns 2

    Islands of Adventure: Wizarding World of Harry Potter turns 2
    Where were you two years ago? I was smack in the middle of Hogsmeade, watching throngs of Islands of Adventure guests stream into the theme park for the official opening day of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. My chief memory of that day is the image...
  • The mark of an absent editor

    Patricia Cornwell is generous with acknowledgments in her novels to the assistance people have given her in medical and technical matters. In Port Mortuary she also expresses gratitude to those who advised on military matters. There is, however, no...