Subject: Speaking of shallow crap and Harry Potter (two barely distinguishable items)...
Author: Nanaea   (Authenticated as Nanaea)
Date: September 15, 2002 at 8:56:45 PM
Reply to: Don't take this personally, Alisa, since it's not directed toward you specifically... by Daividh
The nine-year-olds whom I know (who frequent my library), have read the fantasy novels of Diana Wynne Jones, and recognize the crap of Harry Potter by contrast.

Check out DWJ's stuff -- which preceded JKR's measley offerings by a generation. DWJ's novels have complex *characters* -- JKR's Harry Potter books have formulized caricatures with predictable reactions to predictable situations.

-- Nanaea

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