Hodderscoop: 19 September 2014

By Anne Perry

Posted on September 19, 2014 in Hodderscoop with tags Batman, Harry Potter, Hodderscoop, Westerns

Welcome to Hodderscoop, our weekly round-up of the best things we clicked on this week and the goings on at Hodderscape HQ.

King Richard III’s post-mortem is in, and it looks like he died a quick and brutal death. (Also, after he was dead, someone just went up and stabbed him in the butt.)

An artist has drawn every Harry Potter novel as one long comic strip. It’s amazing. Also: GLOOMCAMPING.

Here’s a little history (and alcohol) to ease you into the weekend: six historic events where everyone was actually super drunk.
The AV Club deconstructs one superb scene in the classic movie Unforgiven. Though I’m also a big fan of the slightly less classic western Tombstone:

Billy Clanton: Why, it’s the drunk piano player. You’re so drunk, you can’t hit nothin’. In fact, you’re probably seeing double.
Doc Holliday: [takes out a second gun] I have two guns, one for each of ya.

542 people dressed up as Batman, because why not? (Or in order to set a world record. One of those things. Maybe a little of both.

And here’s what happend on the blog this week!

Oliver wrote a masterpiece comparing Dante to our own Tad Williams. That’s good company to keep!

Any ideas what classic (well, future classic) we recreated for this week’s UnCovered?

We had a brilliant special guest post from none other than Lauren Oliver to introduce her new novel, Rooms.

Contributor Ian Simpson wrote a compelling argument in favour of judging books… by their covers. The argument got pretty intense on Twitter… what do you think?

There are a lot of films coming out this autumn, and these are the ones we’re most looking forward to.

Finally, we discussed our favourite crime novels (and series) for today’s Friday Favourites.

Have a great weekend!

 

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