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  • Anne Rice writes the forward; Amazon.com reviewers are forewarned to stay away.

  • New York’s terrier alert level goes down to yellow, thanks to Libby Pataki’s court-friendly agreement to stop writing about ‘New Yorkie.’
  • NY Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn compares Prada’s fall collection to “the chilling clarity of Elfriede Jelinek.” In related news, Bookslut’s Michael Schaub promises that, once elected President, he will “round up the nation’s fashion writers and make them sell NASCAR t-shirts at Wal-Mart.”
  • Four years ago, HarperCollins rolled out a “Narnia Without a Christian Lion” and “believers … cried to the heavens.” Hoping to “capture the largest possible audience” for its upcoming adaptation and innumerable spinoffs, Disney reverses HarperCollins’ course and hires Motive Marketing, the PR firm that handled The Passion of the Christ (that lil’ controversy-killer…).
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