Monday, September 30, 2002

Will You Not Eat Your Words?

By the Hopeful Hoplites of Hammurabi indeed!  I don’t seem to recall the first book I wanted to eat but Alex Lencicki says his choice would have been one of John’s.
Do you remember the first book that you wanted to eat? The book that had you under the bed reading by flashlight? Mine was by John Bellairs, and there's a amazing site dedicated to his work here. If you ever happen upon any of his books with the Edward Gorey covers in a used-books shop or garage-sale bin, and you send it to brokentype, I'll dedicate a word to you in all my subsequent posts.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, maybe?  I'm reminded of the letter-eating scene from The Phantom Tollbooth, too.  Go figure.

Book Alert: The Whistle, the Grave, and the Ghost

A summary of The Whistle, the Grave and the Ghost:
In the woods near his home in Michigan, thirteen-year-old Lewis Barnavelt stumbles upon an ancient grave and silver whistle that draw him, his best friend Rose Rita Pottinger, his uncle Jonathan, and their friend Mrs. Zimmermann into a battle with an ancient evil.

Friday, September 27, 2002

Remembrances: Brian Kenny

Recent comments from Brian Kenny:
I was at the University of Chicago from 1963 to 1967 working on a Ph.D. in theoretical physics. There I met a number of people through Calvert House, a place where Catholic Chaplains lived. While there I started a group which met in the homes of various people to discuss theology and have Mass in their homes.

Sunday, September 22, 2002

Book Alert: The Whistle, the Grave, and the Ghost

Brad Strickland, writing at the Compleat Bellairs:
"I've seen the new cover [for The Whistle, the Grave, and the Ghost], and alas, it is not a wraparound, though it strikes me as very good. Nice color scheme and nice 'Gorey' feel to it!

"The proposals are in...and a new non-supernatural Anthony Monday is among them. Let's see what Dial says now."

#JohnBellairs