Category Archives: Books

Jackie Collins, Novelist Who Wrote of Hollywood’s Glamorous Side, Dies at 77

Ms. Collins, sister of the actress Joan Collins, had been battling breast cancer, her family said in a statement.

Source: Jackie Collins, Novelist Who Wrote of Hollywood’s Glamorous Side, Dies at 77

Barry Gewen said of Ms. Collins’s “American Star: A Love Story” that it might more appropriately be titled “Coming Up for Air.”

  • I think that backhanded compliment is the the best obit for Jackie!

Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Books of Magic’ and Harry Potter’s Forgotten Predecessor — The Atlantic

An unassuming English kid with glasses obtains a pet owl, and takes up his preordained destiny to enter a secret world of magic hidden in plain sight—brought to you by one of the world’s most successful fantasy authors. That thumbnail summary of course describes Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling’s hit series first published in 1997, which is still a massive pop-culture phenomenon today. But the description also fits The Books of Magic, a DC Comics miniseries published 25 years ago this month by Neil Gaiman.

via Neil Gaiman's 'The Books of Magic' and Harry Potter's Forgotten Predecessor — The Atlantic.