Genre: John Bellairs

HENRY YUAN

Then Lewis very surprisingly said that he wasn’t going trick-or-treating, claiming that he was too mature for it. Mrs. Zimmermann then asked if he was going to join them for cider and doughnuts because if he wasn’t she was going to “show up at midnight at the foot of your bed in my role of Grinning Griselda, the resuscitated cadaver.”

MICHAEL DONG

History’s impact on John Bellairs The House with a Clock in its Walls is a novel full of compelling historical references taken from the mind of author John Bellairs. The novel includes details of the murder of David Rizzio: this man was the private secretary of Mary Queen of Scots. A young Italian courtier, he Read more…

JONATHAN LIM

John Bellairs and Edward Gorey: a Winning Combination The cover of the gripping The Ghost in the Mirror by John Bellairs features a massive rock, strewn with snow, so high that Rose Rita could be taken for a cold-looking doll at the bottom. The illustration, by the famous and taste-making Edward Gorey (1925-2000) transports the Read more…

TIFFANY CHAO

The Clocks of The House with a Clock in its Walls Clocks are seemingly mundane objects, and always seem to seamlessly blend into the background of every setting. But what happens when we start paying attention? The endless variations of brands, structures, and histories of clocks can be very telling. In The House With a Read more…

JONAH HUR

How to Ruin a Great Author? Ask Hollywood to make a movie on their book! What is magic? You may think that magic can be a number of things, that magic can turn everyday objects into objects that can do human-like things, making the impossible possible. Humans can fly, polar bears can travel through time, Read more…