He wrote as Donald Westlake: often funny, warm novels. He wrote colder novels as Richard Stark -- same author, but writing on the other side of the street, the one where the street lights are broken and there's no comfort in the shadows.
I never met him. But I was a fan. Still am.
Thank you to all who made The Graveyard Book a finalist for a Cybil Award. I think that's the first thing that The Graveyard Book has been nominated for, and I'm thrilled that it's an award that comes from the blogging community.
In addition to the Coraline-the-Movie website at www.coraline.com there's also a Focus Films website at http://www.filminfocus.com/focusfeatures/film/coraline/articles.
Really strange, not un-positive review of Blueberry Girl over at http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6625221.html?industryid=47085
which is a book for mothers-of-daughters-to-be. I"m puzzling over the "New Age" tag as well as the rest of the description. Very odd. But an enthusiastic review of Hank and Chris and Steve's Prince of Stories book there, at http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6625223.html?industryid=47085.
A nice little piece on The Man Who Was Thursday in the Wall Street Journal.
My Wii Fit age is now less than my actual age, after four days of Wiiing. Hurrah.
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