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Thursday, January 17 2013

The Best Fiction of 2012

Historical fiction, science fiction, graphic novels, anthologies, mysteries, satire, young adult, even poetry(!) -- on subjects from the lighthearted to the apocalypse -- our favorites from 2012 are as wide-ranging and diverse as our writers and our readers. Dive in and revel in the pleasure of getting lost in a good book.

Monday, July 30 2007

The Boy Who Lives On: Harry Potter's Place in Popular Culture

Harry Potter flew so high in popular cultural consciousness not by some force of magic, but by the simple, sometimes thrilling machinations of pop culture.

Thursday, July 19 2007

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.

Thursday, July 19 2007

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.

Thursday, July 19 2007

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.


Monday, October 1 2012

'The Casual Vacancy' Fails to Conjure More Magic

J. K. Rowling clearly knows how to create a universe that’s compelling, consuming even, but Pagford is no such place.

Wednesday, July 25 2007

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

Monday, July 23 2007

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 midnight copy

Sunday, July 22 2007

'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.

Sunday, July 22 2007

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 of

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