So, it’s finally here. The trailer for the first installment of the final Harry Potter, The Deathly Hallows. I am sure that millions of kids and adults alike are eagerly awaiting this release and it will be every bit as successful as everything else that the money-making machine that is J.K. Rowling, has touched.
You can’t fault the woman. As a business woman, mother, female icon and successful author…..you got to hand it to her. From her humble beginnings, writing in a cafe in Scotland to keep warm, to her red-carpet and body-guarded existence now. Good luck to her.
BUT…..what do you think of her as a writer? Some of her books have come under fire in literary circles in the past. Some say that The Scorcerer’s Stone should have opened with a Prologue and that the opening chapter was too long, confusing readers with POV switch, The New York Times even suggested that her ‘storytelling sputtered’…..
Love her or loathe her as a writer, you can’t deny the mass appeal that ALL of the books had. Personally, I enjoyed them all as a reader, but not so much as a writer (if I can call myself one now!).
What do you think? Will they live on as classics once this generation has gone?