King talks Potter

Again. This time Stephen King writes for Entertainment Weekly about the impact of Harry Potter, why most reviewers missed the point, and, perhaps most interestingly, the talent of J.K. Rowling.

Maybe it’s the British prose. It’s hard to resist the hypnotism of those calm and sensible voices, especially when they turn to make-believe. Rowling was always part of that straightforward storytelling tradition (Peter Pan, originally a play by the Scot J.M. Barrie, is another case in point). She never loses sight of her main theme

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  1. From the article:

    “But reading was never dead with the kids. Au contraire, right now it’s probably healthier than the adult version, which has to cope with what seems like at least 400 boring and pretentious ‘literary novels’ each year.”

    And this, my friends, is why I heart Stephen King. Amen!!!!

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