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.
Monday, September 30, 2002
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.
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
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
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."