Remember when this site was about books? Those were the days. Remember my New York Times project? We shared some laughs. Book laughs. Then I sold out for the bright lights of TV and film and the dozens -- literally dozens -- of readers clamoring for more unnecessarily vicious book reviews were left out in … Continue reading Why Aren’t We Talking about JK Rowling’s New Work?
The Casual Vacancy debuted at the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list (50 Shades had already been displaced two weeks earlier by Lee Child's A Wanted Man and again the next week by Ken Follett's Winter of the World), but the reviews have been less than stellar and many booksellers are reporting … Continue reading Write What You Know (Will Sell): J.K. Rowling Returning to Kid’s Books
J.K. Rowling's new novel, The Casual Vacancy, comes out a mere two and a half months from now (September 27th, to be precise) and many news sources are wondering why there doesn't appear to be any buzz for a book from one of the most successful and famous authors of the last couple of decades. … Continue reading Why the Lack of Hype for J.K. Rowling’s New Book?
After seeing The Hunger Games for a second time, a friend and I got into a bit of debate over the "legitimacy" of young adult lit authors. I'd read FilmDrunk's Hunger Games review a few weeks back that stated, among other gripes, that Suzanne Collins -- a successful TV writer -- only got into young … Continue reading So About J.K. Rowling’s First Non-Potter Book