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New Your Times Performing a Repelis Spell on Harry

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-giltz/why-harry-potter_b_57099.html - Why Harry Potter Won't be a Bestseller

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The book that will probably set a single day and one week sales record, the book hundreds of thousands will line up for at midnight won't be the Number One book on The New York Times Bestseller list? That's right because Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a children's book and those books don't count.
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He-Who-Can't-Be-Named is not dead! He works for the NYT kill joys.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 22nd, 2007 11:14pm
Put together a collection of clips from the movies - Voldemort drinking the unicorn's blood, the dementors, Harry's battle against Voldemort in Phoenix. The really deeply scary stuff and drop a copy to the children or grandchildren of the editors of the NYT bestseller list.

Let's see if they still consider it a children's book.
Permalink Send private email Philo 
July 22nd, 2007 11:29pm
It's old news, they banned childrens books several years ago because of potter mania. By now it hardly matters. No one sane gets their news from the NYT anyway. I read it just for entertainment at their nonsense.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 22nd, 2007 11:30pm
Why can't children's book contain scary stuff? Kids know wery good how to deal with scary, sometimes better than adults. Now I read books for my son and discover so many things that I did not notice while being a kid... As to Harry Potter, I'd say it is definitely a good children's book that is fun for an adult to read . It's got all structure and rules of kid's book. (But then, I've read only first four, maybe it changed later).
Permalink O^O 
July 23rd, 2007 9:05am
It's a separate issue, but a good one. Potter books do contain adult material and are reasonable challenging to read and are CERTAINLY more challenging to read that most of the inane drivel that makes the NYT bestseller list.

I love the old Grimm stuff, unabridged. In those stories, the innocent little children frequently get eviscerated or cannibalized and there is no happy ending.

Just like in real life.
Permalink Practical Economist 
July 23rd, 2007 2:41pm
> Just like in real life.

I'm not there yet. Don't spoil the ending!!
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 23rd, 2007 2:57pm

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