"I certainly never write a review about a book I don't think worth reviewing, a flat-out bad book, unless it's an enormously fashionable bad book." --
says, John Gardner in Conversations with John Gardner
Quoted from 'Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations'     Edited by Mohamed Taher & L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) p.150. Available @ Amazon.com

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The book that never grew up

PS. This is not from my desktop

The book that never grew up National Post, Paul Gessell, CanWest News Service, Monday, October 30,
The official sequel to Peter Pan rights some wrongs, the author tells Paul Gessell.

Peter Pan has undergone a transformation in the past century.

The original story, penned as a play in 1904 by oddball Scottish writer James Barrie, depicted Peter Pan as a sometimes endearing, sometimes murderous boy living forever as a child in Neverland.

Now we have the newly published, officially approved sequel, Peter Pan in Scarlet, by celebrated British children's writer Geraldine McCaughrean. Peter is still a mischievous, self-centred brat in the sequel but, as the author says, he's not quite so "vicious." Additionally, McCaughrean takes exception to the anti-mother and anti-adult sentiments expressed so forcefully in the original. Full story

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