The Dark Tower Rises

A few years ago, I wrote a fairly scathing indictment of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series. This was coming from a jilted lover – as I sought a break from a series that burrowed its way into my heart when I was a mid-teen – that time when your lifelong passions really start to…

Just Wild About Harry

Editor’s Note: If anyone wants e-mail alerts when a new post is published (or to get a little synopsis of what it’s all about, shoot me an e-mail at theedzone@gmail.com and I’ll add you to the distribution list. Harry Potter is bigger than Jar Jar. What? You thought I was gonna’ go Jesus? Puh-leaze –…

The Trouble with Harry

On the morning of Saturday July 21st 2007, I – like so many fellow readers – turned the last page and closed shut the final volume of a momentous seven part fantasy series. Like those fellow readers, this was a journey we had embarked upon so many years prior, and while those first fledgling steps…

Welcome Back Potter

Editor’s Note – This was originally published back in June 2003 when the Half-Blood Prince dropped. I decided to dust it off and update it for a new generation. Plus, this was published on a different Blog so technially, this is the first time this post is printed at The Ed Zone. Now that summer is upon us – and how…

Leaning Tower

“The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” That’s the first line of the first entry in Stephen King’s ambitious seven-part fantasy series – The Dark Tower. A simple, crisp statement which when first glimpsed by my adolescent eyes, so many years ago, carried such weight and promise. There are seven…