Thursday, March 29, 2007

Well, you do know it's going over the net.


I like the commenter on Alison Morris's new ShelfTalker blog at PW (welcome, Alison) who says that the cover for the new Harry Potter looks like our lad is serving a tennis ball.

Maybe if I had read Harry while imagining he looked like Roger Federer I might have gotten further in the series than 2.5. And there's a Higher Power of Lucky joke somewhere in here but I can't seem to get my hands on it.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Harry Potter and Roger Federer in one blog post. My life is complete.

Anonymous said...

Oh, just make the damn scrotum joke and get it over with.

Lynn said...

There was an interesting observation made by The Buried Editor concerning the cover art. Scholastic's news release says this is the first cover with wrap-around art. After reading her post I looked at my copies this morning and also beg to differ.

Sorry to disappoint (well, not so much), but the only mention I've seen in relation to Lucky was by "E" on dulemba.com who remarked Harry's cover pose was similar.

Anonymous said...

The balls are in his court.

shahairyzad said...

There once was a boy named Potter
Whose nemesis was rather a rotter
He served Harry's balls
To his death-eating thralls,
And used his scrotum to steep tea in hot water.

Roger Sutton said...

Shahairyzad, Kitty Flynn just read that aloud over my shoulder. It's brilliant.

shahairyzad said...

Thanks! Just doing my part to keep the conversation loose and swingin'.

Anonymous said...

Check out Fuse 8's blog for a comparison of different Harry covers and her thoughts on a Higher Power of Lucky connection. (To the cover, not the words inside.)

-librarian, writer, mom

Anonymous said...

I'd been hoping for something a little racier . . . inspired by Daniel Radcliffe's recent stage debut. Oh well!

Saipan Writer said...

OMG! I just found this. I'm the commenter who mentioned that Harry looks as if he's serving in a tennis game. And to think Mr. Sutton read my comment. And liked it enough to repeat it. My day is now complete. (And obviously I should be reading your blog more often!)

Shop said...

Very interesting!