Speaking of longevity and literature, the BBC has an article by children's literature researcher Dr. Marian Allsobrook about where the boy wizard fits in literary canon.
This morning's London Times has an intriguing commentary from William Wolff about Potter's longevity.
MSNBC lists the odds for various character deaths occuring in OotP, giving Harry a 1,000,000,000:1 shot and Hagrid a 3:2.
In Daytona Beach, Florida, Kaitlin Webster stumbled across the wildly anticipated and highly secretive book at a Walgreens drugstore in Daytona Beach on Wednesday and purchased it for $24.99. She's reported to be enjoying the book, and expects to finish reading it today.
You may recall I solicited emails from "die hard" fans on behalf of NBC's "Weekend Today" show. Well, I wanted to profile some of the people sent me emails and Britta is one of the biggest fan's I've ever met.
The Economist says yes!
Mr Potters world is a curious one, in which things are often not what they appear. While an excitable media (hereby including The Economist, happy to support such a fine example of globalisation) is helping to hype the launch of J.K. Rowlings fifth novel, about the most adventurousContinued...
In today's Circuits section of the New York Times, there's an article profiling three Harry Potter sites that appeal to grownups (and teens as well), including TLC, FictionAlley's fanfic and message board sections, and Harry Potter for Grownups.
B.K. is featured for his work on the MUARI events, and I'mContinued...
A few Indiana Osco drugstores have broken the embargo to sell copies of Book V early.
WABC did a brief segment on the man who sold a book to the New York Daily News.
This morning's Guardian has a great little piece about "character assasination" throughout the literary ages. Scholl down this article to read.
I know Melissa has already spoke to this, but I felt I must chime in on Film Jerk's editorial. It's been quite a long, hectic and frankly emotionally draining week so here's the vent in the form of my response:
While I appreciate where you are coming from, I'm afraid I wholeheartedly disagree with yourContinued...
T.K. Davs of Filmjerk has posted an editorial on the repercussions of taking action against spoilers.While I respect T.K. for his informative site, I must respectfully disagree on a key point.
Reviews and other such materials contain plot details, yes. But if authors/writers/screenwriters etc did not want their material reviewedContinued...
Hey guys - in two hours (around 8:30 ET), I'll be on Radio Five Live to talk about the spoiler situation. I know I ask this each time - but can anyone make an MP3 and sent it to us? Thanks muchly!
UPDATE: Here's an MP3 clip of it. Thanks so much Phil!
ITV has announced that J.K. Rowling's lawyers have filed suit against the New York Daily News alleging that because the spoilers were posted on the Internet, they could be seen in Britain and were thus breaking an injunction.