Friday, August 10, 2007

Stephen King Reflections about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

[Continuing the Harry-Potter-Post-Combo! ]

After getting pissed with some lousy DH reviews like the one from New York Times for instance, finally i've had the pleasure to read a lucid one (DON'T CLICK IT IF YOU DON'T WANT SPOILERS!) with a deep analysis of the entire Harry Potter Universe written by Stephen King for Entertainment Weekly.
He argues about all that out-of-scope criticism done by "big-old-literature-conservative-heads" who insists that in order to deserve its fame, J.K Rowling's writing style should have been more complex-crafted linguistically, just like their dinossauric(but great) idols.

Mr. King respectfully kicked a#% on EVERY point of view, here's a taste :

"The kids are alright. Just how long they stay that way sort of depends on writers like J.K. Rowling, who know how to tell a good story (important) and do it without talking down (more important) or resorting to a lot of high-flown gibberish (vital). Because if the field is left to a bunch of intellectual Muggles who believe the traditional novel is dead, they'll kill the damn thing"

That just remembered me of that old blokes who states that "Rock'n'Roll died when The Beatles split up".

It's great to have such a review standing up for Harry Potter's richness. Better: directly from the "mouth" of a great writer like Stephen King. This kind of argument is essential to convince some "Potter-Reluctant-People" to at least have a go in one book.

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