Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Of Peter Pans and Harry Potters

The Charles Vess illustrated edition of Peter Pan just arrived at my door. I love Vess's illustration and although his Peter looks a little older than the Peter described and not quite so creepy and the paper isn't the best, it's a terrific little book. I'm a particular fan of Vess' title pages where, as on The Ladies of Grace Adieu, you often see the magical creatures and characters of the tale bursting forth from a book.

Regarding Harry Potter... what did you make of the Epilogue of The Deathly Hallows? I'll admit to not being such a great fan of that particular part of the series (the name given to one of the children in particular...), so I wasn't that upset with Grossman's remarks.

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