Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Pottering

"It is good that you explain the facts of Harry Potter, because this is a subtle seduction, which has deeply unnoticed and direct effects in undermining the soul of Christianity before it can really grow properly."

Do you know the facts?

Should I cave to the great marketing machine and just go ahead and order the damn book?

6 comments:

Melanie Lynne Hauser said...

I've never read Harry Potter, even when my kids were in the throes of the whole craze (back with the first three books; they've since "grown up," so they say). But I admire Rowling and what she's done for publishing, particularly YA, and have to laugh at all the witch hunting that's gone on. Puh-leeze!

GaelicGrl said...

Yes, give in, give in. Like I did.

Frankly, I grew bored throughout the last novel and didn't finish and I hold out little hope for the new one. Still...

rachel said...

Yeah, the last couple could have used some editing, IMO. That strikes me as laziness on the part of the publisher (since they know it'll be a best seller no matter what), and a disservice to Rowling. Bestselling author or no, she deserves to have her books be as good as they can be. There's nobody so good they can't use an edit.

And I got 9/10 on that quiz. Does that make me a nerd?

Suzanne said...

8 of out 10 here!

I love the books, but I agree with Rachel that editing was definitely order for at least the past two.

Isabella said...

Oops, I wasn't very clear. I have read all the Potter books, and the last one bored me too.

I wonder how it is that I let myself get caught up in the media hype. Do I have to read it now, or can it wait for a few months? And if I don't order it now at 40% off, will I have to pay full price (gasp) in September?

I scored 9. I don't think it makes us nerds so much as it says we're 11-year-old girls.

rachel said...

If you know you're going to read it someday anyway, by all means get it 40% off. Because you know you'll NEVER be able to get it from the library.