Sunday, July 19, 2009

Harry Potter

We attended an early viewing of Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince and was thoroughly pleased with the results. I have to admit that I am one of the 'adult' Harry Potter fans. I believe the genius of J.K. Rowling is one of the greatest things to happen to this generation. Her ability to create an alternate world complete down to the tiniest detail is amazing. She has been likened to J.R.R. Tolkien, who wrote the Lord of the Rings series, however I believe her abilities surpass his. I highly recommend everyone who can to see this latest offering. Final note, the movies never completely depict the written word, so by all means, please read the book.


  1. I like it, that you, a writer yourself, are so generous when mentioning the talent of another writer - that of J.K.Rowling - calling her "one of the greatest things to happen to this generation". That's beautiful.

  2. I agree. J.K. Rowling's writing is much better than Tolkien's. ABC did an interview with her recently called "A Year in the Life of J.K. Rowling", and I was looking forward to seeing it, and I missed it. Arrggghhh.

  3. Jo, The interview was wonderfully done. Ms. Rowling comes across not only as a very gifted writer, but as a kind and generous person who bears the crosses of living a 'normal' life. Great talents seem to always emerge from individuals who experience a portion of disappointment and suffering at some point in their lives. She seems to be no exception to this rule. After seeing her interview, I believe she would be someone that it would be a blessing to count as a friend. Hope the interview returns as a rerun and you have the opportunity to see it for yourself. Have a great day!