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Friday, July 27, 2007

Three Reviews

posted by on July 27 at 2:50 AM

A woman is standing at a busy intersection—where Denny crosses over the freeway—reading the new Harry Potter book.


I did not ask if I could take this photo, because she was so far away and there were cars streaking between us. As we crossed in the intersection, I said, “How’s the book?” and she said, quickly, “It’s good.”

The next day, I’m walking by Rite Aid and I see this guy, evidently without a home, on the ground reading the new Harry Potter book.


I ask if I can take his photo and he says, “If you want.” I ask how the book is, and he says, “It’s good.”

The following evening at the Hideout is a party for the release of the new issue of Rivet. It looks as follows.


It includes the work of Ellen Forney, Brangien Davis, Jennifer Borges Foster, Susan Robb (a genius), and Jennifer Zeyl (also a genius). I asked the editor of Rivet, Leah Baltus, how the new issue is. The glow of a juke box behind her was lighting up her hair. She said, “It’s good.”

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Oh, I want my picture taken while reading the book! But I just finished it yesterday. It was good.

Posted by Patrick | July 27, 2007 4:06 AM

Christopher, for all that is holy please tell us you are above the reading of the Harry Potter stuff. PLEASE tell us you are not into that!

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | July 27, 2007 5:01 AM

I went to a play at a Shakespeare playhouse on Saturday night. In line in front of me was a family of four: Mom, Dad, and two sons, both in little suits, both reading Harry Potter.
I asked half-jokingly, "You guys couldn't decide who got to read it first?"
They said, "Yeah, we were gonna fight, so Mom got two."
"How is it?"
"It's good."

Posted by Christin | July 27, 2007 7:22 AM

Cato, why do you care? Obviously you think highly of Christopher; would you think less of him if he was not "above" this phenomenon? The Harry Potter books are pretty much the most popular books ever, so you're bound to come across lots of smart, well-read people who enjoy them as well. So what?

Posted by Levislade | July 27, 2007 9:33 AM

I don't get it.

Does the third person hate Harry that much?

Why aren't they reading the book?

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 27, 2007 1:42 PM

I can't stand the broad overusage of that phrase. It tells you absolutely nothing useful, other than 'the item in question isn't annoying or boring me'.

People might as well grunt at you in lieu of that response.

Posted by Gomez | July 27, 2007 2:10 PM

I bought a copy yesterday for 25RMB (3.30 USD) in Beijing. You can see through the pages, but it's complete.

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