Leaky News Archives for June 2003
I thought this was interesting:
There are no fancy cars in the drive, unless you count her husbands Mini Cooper (oddest piece of Rowling trivia: she doesnt know how to drive).
As people from all over the world flock to England or prep their PCs to watch Rowling at her Royal Albert Hall event tomorrow, The Independent raises some interesting concerns regarding youth participation in Web chats.
The Telegraph has a trio of reviews from a 29.5 yr old, a 15 year old and a 10 year old - all of which are quite interesting.
The Business Standard of India has what may be the first bit of snarky fan fiction based on the new book. They take an amusing look at all the hype surrounding the book launch.
Slate's Book Club has a week-long discussion of Book V this week.
Here is todays.
Venus Williams had this to say when asked if she'd buy Book V:
"No, I didn't. I don't know if I'm going to. I might be a little old now."
"I'm 23, I've got to really focus on things that are really going to enrich my life," she said.
The Chronicle's David Kipen says Book V is nothing more than "900 pages" of "stale familiarity".
Reviewer Michael Atkinson has an interesting take on Book V that this editor can only describe as....overly bombastic.
In order to keep up with demand, Scholastic has ordered yet another print run of Book V to include about 800,000 more copies.
Elite book reviewer Michiko Kakutani raved about OotP (on the front page of the newspaper no less):
A considerably darker, more psychological book than its predecessors, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" occupies the same emotional and storytelling place in the Potter series as "The Empire StrikesContinued...
We knew it would happen but here are the numbers anyway - 5 million print sold in a weekend, hundreds of thousands elsewhere - Potter has broken every publishing record in existence, and become the fastest-selling commodity anywhere.
Welcome to Post-OotP fandom, everyone. We're back and running but a little off-kilter, as we're sure are most of you. I will post more thoughts on my own site at a later time, but I have just this to say: JKR, you brilliant, mad, crazy, terrible, sadistic woman. We love you still, even after what you just did to all of us,Continued...
Despite having the biggest one-day sale of a book in history, Forbes reports that Scholastic's shares fell today.