A Look at John Bellairs’ The Face in the Frost
Jan21

A Look at John Bellairs’ The Face in the Frost

It Was a Dark and Silly Night – A Look at John Bellairs’ The Face in the Frost by Bill Ward Whimsy and suspense don’t generally mesh all that well together, for they tend to swing toward opposite poles of reader engagement. Whimsy tickles the intellect, relying on novel juxtapositions and a great deal of textual playfulness – it’s cute, it’s precise, and most often it resides in a place of certainty and safety....

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Adventures in Fiction: John Bellairs
Jan18

Adventures in Fiction: John Bellairs

Our Appendix N Archeology and Adventures in Fiction series are meant to take a look at the writers and creators behind the genre(s) that helped to forge not only our favorite hobby but our lives. We invite you to explore the entirety of the series on our Adventures In Fiction home page. Adventures in Fiction: John Bellairs by Ngo Vinh-Hoi John Anthony Bellairs was born on January 17th, 1938 in Marshall,...

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Adventures in Fiction: John Bellairs
Jan17

Adventures in Fiction: John Bellairs

Adventures in Fiction: John Bellairs By Ngo Vinh-Hoi John Anthony Bellairs was born on January 17th, 1938 in Marshall, Michigan, which he described as “full of strange and enormous old houses, and the place must have worked on [his] imagination.” A shy and overweight child, he “would walk back and forth between [his] home and Catholic school and have medieval fantasies featuring [himself] as the hero.” He found refuge in books,...

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