More on JK Rowling and the Harry Potter books.
The children in my family love the Harry Potter books and movies. I have adult relatives
and friends who love the books and movies. A writer myself, I think JK Rowling has a
wonderful imagination. What do you think? Laurel
The below was taken from Paul's Writing Blog http://paulcurd,blogspot.com.au
There was a minor furore when someone said the Harry Potter books were
'poorly written, ill conceived and trite", drawing this impressive rationalisation:
"Being overly fond of adverbs isn't enough to totally condemn her as an author. I do
believe she is of unparalleled importance, especially in what her books have done to
bring not just more children into reading, but to jump-start the publishing industry into
publishing more children's books. In a similar way to how Tolkien redefined high fantasy
and has his spot in history for it, Rowling redefined magical fantasy and children's
literature to a large degree. 40 years from now I doubt an author like Don DeLillo
will be much discussed outside of 20th Century American Literature classes, but
Rowling will still be eagerly looked over by young readers in 40 languages. Critical
opinion will become more favorable to her as time goes on."