Children of Hurin 04.18.2007

This Guardian article makes me smile on so many levels:

In a dramatic seachange in book sales, the dead have risen to smite the hitherto all-conquering boy sorceror.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has, for the past 16 weeks, looked to be the invincible champion of the bestseller lists, despite being more than three months away from publication. But the wizardy whippersnapper hadn’t reckoned on the return of an even more popular author: JRR Tolkien has come back from beyond the grave to seize the throne of Amazon’s book charts.