Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Will Harry Live?

The frenzy generated by J.K. Rowling's popular Harry Potter books has certainly blurred the distinction between children's and adult fiction. Readers worldwide are eager to learn whether Harry will live or die in the seventh and final installment of the series.

From USA Today:

NEW YORK — Offering no hints about the fate of Harry Potter, author J.K. Rowling said Tuesday that she is "well into" the seventh and final book in her series and predicts, "Some will loathe it, some will love it, but that's the way it should be." In her first visit to the USA since 2000, Rowling didn't say when the book would be finished or what it would be titled, but "to an extent, the pressure is off." She said she is having fun resolving the story that began with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 1997 (Sorcerer's Stone in the USA) and has gone on to sell 300 million copies worldwide.

In June on British TV, she revealed that two of her major characters would die in the final book, triggering speculation and alarm that Potter, the boy wizard, could be doomed. She offered no more hints Tuesday, only that in "an epic saga, the hero has to fight alone."

Read the rest of the article here.


I hope Harry bites the dust. Hard.

Gregg! Harry is a boy/teenager who has overcome great odds and remained true to himself and his can you say that? He (JK Rowling) has brought many people to recognize that children's/Young Adult literature is not just for kids anymore!

(And of course Harry and Hermione have to hook-up....)
Maybe it'll be like "Million Dollar Baby," where Hermoine has to take him off life support. Boy wouldn't that be a hoot?

PS: Don't take it all too seriously.
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