Sunday, July 10, 2005

L.A. Times on the Adult Readers of the Harry Potter Series

Editorial by Joel Stein, L.A. Times, 7/10/05, (reg. required) "Hogwarts fans, you're stupid, stupid, stupid"

"I read 50 pages of the first 'Harry Potter' book, and it seemed witty, imaginative and fast-paced. It also seemed like it was for children. It's about wizards and magic cats and evil stepparents, and has a reading-level that is only slightly above this column."

It gets better:

"I'm sorry you were born too late for J.K. Rowling, but you had your C.S. Lewis and E.B. White and J.R.R. Tolkien. Isn't it a clue that you should be ashamed of reading these books past puberty when the adults who write them are hiding their first names?"

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