Three Monkeys Online

A Curious, Alternative Magazine

A nice little earner

The New York Times has a profile of the reclusive author, S. E. Hinton, author of such teen classics as The Outsiders, and Rumblefish.The enduring popularity of her work is staggering:”Her most famous book, “The Outsiders,” about teenage gangs and alienated youth in Tulsa during the 1960’s, transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer adolescent world. Since it was published in 1967, the novel has sold 14 million copies, 400,000 of them last year alone.”I wonder if Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Goblet of the Philospher’s Stone or whatever it’s called will be shifting 400,000 copies in 2043?