Thursday, July 14, 2005

The New Harry Potter

My daughter, 19, and my son, 15, are crazy excited. They both ordered the new Harry Potter months ago, so we’re due to get two copies early Saturday morning. My son can hardly contain himself, and my daughter isn’t far behind. She was furious at the NPR report that interviewed the purported readers of the next book to ask for their plot predictions. They didn’t interview anyone over 10 years of age.

“They just don’t understand”, she said.

In fact, my daughter wanted to teach a course at Berkeley this year on the Harry Potter books, (a student-taught course), but the subject was taken. She had to settle for second best. Salinger…


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