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Saturday, November 30, 2002

The Bullies, the Rings, and the Books

I just finished reading the 20th anniversary expanded edition of The Monster’s Ring written by popular children’s author Bruce Coville and in many ways it reminded me of some of the stories of John Bellairs, particularly The Curse of the Blue Figurine which also features a magic ring and a bully by the name of Eddie. As I read it, I was pleasantly surprised to find an actual reference to one of John’s books therein. To help get into the Halloween spirit, Russell Crannaker, the book’s protagonist, decides to read a scary story, and guess what? Russell has good taste:

Friday, November 22, 2002

Memoriam: Thomas Fuller

Novelist, dramatist, and screenwriter Thomas E. Fuller died November 21, 2002 in Duluth, Georgia following a week-long hospitalization due to a heart attack.

Tuesday, November 5, 2002

Sunday, November 3, 2002

Book Alert: 遺書と地下聖堂

The Japanese edition of the The Mummy, the Will, and the Crypt (loosely translated as Will and underground sanctuary) will be published in January.