Re: [mythsoc] Harry Potter
- "David S. Bratman" wrote:
>Patrick Nielsen Hayden, who is an editor at Tor Books, has suggested
> Looking at some of the old reviews of the earlier volumes, I've noticed
> suggestions that one of the reasons for their success is that they're not
> too long and not too introspective. With #4's rumored (or rumoured) 700
> page length and approach to Harry's adolescent worries, I wonder if
> Rowling is trying to stretch herself, and her audience, and if so whether
> she'll succeed.
that one reason the books have been so tremendously popular is
Rowling's skill at pacing. Those of us who read lots of fantasy are
used to being able to cope either with a vast info dump setting the
stage, or figuring out more sparsely supplied info as we go along.
And are comfortable with this where 'normal' people aren't. Patrick
says Rowling is very very good at supplying just the right amount of
information at the right time. If she succeeds at this in the longer
form, she may still hold her audience. But I do hate to see her
taking the doorstop fantasy route.
- From: "Stolzi" <Stolzi@...>
> http://www.comics.com/comics/nancy/archive/nancy-20050817.htmlWow, I didn't know they were still publishing Nancy! I see they've updated
the look of her aunt's but not Nancy herself. I guess it would be like
Blondie and Dagwood getting different hairstyles. They're all prisoners of