>TERRY PRATCHETT, by a strange coincidence, chose the H*rry P*tter launch
>day to issue a stern warning about his next Discworld novel: `Now that
>the bound proof copies of _Thud!_ are out, and will no doubt be winging
>their way to an e-bay near you, I would like to say that ANYONE WHO READS
>A WORD OF IT before publication day will be MADE TO SIT IN THE CORNER and
>their ENTIRE COUNTRY will be given DOUBLE DETENTION until every single
>person SAYS SORRY!!!!!' So there.
>AS SHE SEES HER. Shallow readers think Harry Potter is fantasy, but _The
>Sunday Times_ (24 July) knows better: `J.K. Rowling's books seem like
>fantasy, but she is tackling the dark heart of the real world.'
>Interviewed under this headline, Rowling confesses to never finishing
>_The Lord of the Rings_ or the Narnia series, and not realizing she'd
>written a fantasy until after her first was published: `I really had not
>thought that that's what I was doing. And I think maybe the reason that
>it didn't occur to me is that I'm not a huge fan of fantasy.' Mr
>Pratchett observes: `Well, of course not: that's the stuff with all those
>wizards and witches and magic schools and wands and other such nonsense
Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.
Changes have not been saved
Press OK to abandon changes or Cancel to continue editing
Your browser is not supported
Kindly note that Groups does not support 7.0 or earlier versions of Internet Explorer.
We recommend upgrading to the latest Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Firefox. If you are using IE 9 or later, make sure you turn off Compatibility View.