TLC reader Kirsty tells us that the September 11th Scotland Big Issue issue, part of an international magazine dedicated to helping the homeless, noted that J.K. Rowling gave a German homeless magazine permission to print the first chapter of Order of the Phoenix, angering some in Scotland and England, whoContinued...
See the Irish Examiner for a report on how OotP's success has affected Bloomsbury.
Another pirate version of OotP is available - this time in Spanish. CNN.com reports that because the official Spanish translation is not set to go on sale in Latin America for several months, one "translator" decided to beat the market. The trouble is, he can't actually translate, and the book "is pepperedContinued...
According to the BBC the person who translated OotP for a pirated version was nice enough to apologize for poor graphics and any errors made throughout the book.
On one page the translator warns: "Here comes something that I'm unable to translate, sorry."
Thanks for the link, John!
The ballots have been counted and the cover of the German version of OotP has been chosen!
A limited edition boxed set of the first five Harry Potter books is scheduled to go on sale in September. The hardcover boxed set can be purchased at Barnes & Noble. The box is decorated with OotP artwork and comes with a leather, Harry Potter bookmark as well.
The official German Harry Potter site is currently offering a chance for visitors to choose which Book V cover they like best.
Editor's Note: The site is, obviously, in German. To reach the book covers, click on "Zum Wahllokal" on the main page and you'll link right to them. If you're interestedContinued...
A review of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix from The Spokesman-Review.
Reading this book makes me realize how unlikable Harry really is. He is full of self-pity and unrepentantly takes pleasure in the troubles of even his friends when they displease him. He's not your typical hero.
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As many of you long-time fans will know, I RARELY highlight fan art or fanfic on TLC but after seeing Marta T's art as she slowly works her way through chapter-by-chapter of Book 5, I really had to share it.
We've finally gotten confirmation on the cover of the Danish translation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The book is set to be released at midnight on October 10th.
Thanks to everyone who emailed us with this news!
A lot of you have asked on comments and email why we haven't yet reviewed OotP, so I thought I'd address it.
The simple answer: Time. Our lives have not calmed down as much as we expected them to after OotP came out. A callous truth is that we can take advantage of this being a fan site, and don't have to haveContinued...
Vietnam released Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on Monday, making the country the first in the world to put out an authorized translation. In an interesting twist, it will be released as a 15-part series.
The much-anticipated book is being released as a 15-part series, for about 30 cents an installment,Continued...
Some people continue to choose illegal electronic downloads of Order of the Phoenix over the 'hardcopy' of the book.
Television station WBIR reports that due to the massive printing of OotP, an order of guide books has been delayed. Point me!