The Boy Who Lived

Illustration by Christian Northeast/New York Times

Illustration by Christian Northeast/The New York Times

I’m not a Potter-head, though my husband is1, and one of our bookshelves holds a Polaroid of us wearing the iconic black-rimmed spectacles at a Barnes & Noble release party for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. (Chekhov promptly sat on mine the next day, snapping them in two, possibly to indicate his lack of enthusiasm for J. K. Rowling’s oeuvre.) I do adore these illustrations by Christian Northeast, however, from an article about Harry-mania by an equally unimpressed Christopher Hitchens in The New York Times.

1And he very thoughtfully keeps me abreast of everything that happens in and outside of Hogwarts, even when I pretend to have been momentarily struck deaf.

Illustration by Christian Northeast/New York Times

Illustration by Christian Northeast/The New York Times

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  1. Hub said,

    August 11, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    Holy freaking crap, it’s lots of Harrys. Maybe I’ll actually put lenses in those B&N handouts and wear them out in public!

    Don’t forget to mention how I made you wait up for the midnight release of Order of the Phoenix! But we both turned down the new, glow-in-the-dark Harry glasses they put out with the new book.

    P.S. - Save more trees. Buy the deluxe edition.

    P.P.S. - The astronauts say hi.

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