Articles tagged erin morgenstern, magic, j.k. rowling, harry potter, stephen king, ray bradbury, circus, rivalry, duel

25 Jul 2007 // 6:09 AM

Rowling triumphs with final ‘Harry Potter’ installment

After all this time it turns out that we have underestimated J.K. Rowling. Not even her most ardent partisans could have anticipated the triumph

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24 Jul 2007 // 3:20 AM

Harry Potter and the alchemy theory

I haven’t finished “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” yet, but it’s not for lack of trying. I lined up to get my

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23 Jul 2007 // 12:08 PM

I reviewed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for the Macleans.ca website today. After some discussion with my editor, we decided to run a

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22 Jul 2007 // 7:00 AM

‘Potter’ still magic in finale

LONDON—Rain was flung about in what seemed to be great sloshing bucketfuls, liquefying sidewalks, turning intersections into soppy messes, making basements into lagoons. Then

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22 Jul 2007 // 6:54 AM

Preserving the secrecy of the Harry Potter plot

ST. LOUIS - There should be a secret handshake. Something to let other readers know whether it’s safe to discuss the finer plot points

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19 Jul 2007 // 10:59 PM

Classic Harry

With six novels down, at least one to come, J.K. Rowling has elevated herself to among the masters of children's literature.

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Harry Potter and the judgment of posterity

Now that the conclusion of the seven-book Harry Potter saga is finally upon us, it is not too early to begin placing J.K. Rowling's creation into literary perspective. The Lords of High Culture, not surprisingly, have examined Harry and found him wanting.

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19 Jul 2007 // 10:57 PM

Harry Potter and the last hurrah

When it comes to perceptiveness, I cannot claim the talent of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. But here are a few thoughts on what readers might -- or might not, or should, or should not -- encounter in Harry's last hurrah.

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Can Harry Potter conjure a generation of writers? Or, at least, readers?

Six years from now, experts believe, some of those youngsters will be writing fantasy and science fiction novels themselves. And if America is really lucky, the Potter generation might be more literate than the one that preceded it.

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19 Jul 2007 // 10:55 PM

The end is near

Below, you'll find a spellbinding guide to all of the major characters and conflicts so far -- and what big questions should be answered in Book Seven.

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What awaits the literary world beyond the Deathly Hallows?

No matter what is following on Harry Potter's heels, Rowling has left a legacy of children's writing to which all fantasy newcomers will be compared.

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19 Jul 2007 // 10:53 PM

Harry Potter death odds

Based on remarks made by Rowling, fans are expecting two important characters to die, but it could be more. Here is a rundown on Harry and other principals, along with the odds on their demise.

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19 Jul 2007 // 9:30 PM

MINNEAPOLIS—Saturday’s debut of the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series may be a magical time financially for its author and

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19 Jul 2007 // 3:26 AM

DALLAS - The countdown looks to be over a little early for Harry Potter fans. Digital versions of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows have

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18 Jul 2007 // 9:33 AM

NEW YORK - Harry Potter may be an English wizard, but here in the center of American publishing, he’s about to get an over-the-top

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18 Jul 2007 // 3:47 AM

SAN JOSE, Calif.—Harry Potter dies! No, wait, he lives! If you’re lying awake at night counting the minutes until Saturday when the final

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18 Jul 2007 // 3:23 AM

An old-fashioned icon in a fragmented culture

Harry Potter is a throwback freak, the residue of a faded age, the likes of whom we may never see again. I don’t mean

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17 Jul 2007 // 10:59 PM

Blaze by Richard Bachman

Calamity follows lonely, brain-damaged Clayton Blaisdell Jr. in Blaze, written 30 years ago.

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15 Jul 2007 // 9:18 PM

Fans, publishers wondering what to do next…

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‘Harry Potter’ sets box-office mark for Wednesday debut

LOS ANGELES - “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” set a new record for a Wednesday debut at the box office, as the

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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