Sunday, October 21, 2007

Enough, JK Rowling!

Friday night, JK Rowling held a reading and a question and answer session for a packed audience at Carnegie Hall. This event signaled the end of the first book tour she has done in the United States for the past seven years. While responding to a fan's question about whether Dumbledore ever had a true love, she confirmed what many had suspected all along - that Dumbledore was gay.

Now, I don't have any problem with that, per se. But what I do have a problem with is the fact that JK Rowling continues to shell out what I consider to be key information about ALL of her characters long after the final Harry Potter installment went to press. In addition to the insight on Dumbledore, she also proclaimed who Neville Longbottom ends up with, and whether or not Hagrid ever finds a Mrs. If you remember, at very end of my Deathly Hallows review, I linked to information on Wikipedia and MSNBC that compiles all of the additional details that Ms. Rowling had revealed about our favorite wizardly peeps through interviews. I was annoyed about it back then, too. I just don't understand why she keeps doing this. Isn't anything supposed to be left to the imagination? Why doesn't she write another freaking book if she has that much left to say?!?!

If you can't tell, I'm pretty bitter about her latest slew of divulgences. Let us come to our own conclusions!

- e


Anonymous said...

Totally agree with you !

If JKR had so much to say, she should have kept it for another book. I have read all of them, even if I am not a real fan. And the last one killed me. The ending was totally mushy, and made me regret having spend so much time reading the HP saga. Annoying, very annoying !

And shame on me, but its not even real literature (I sound like the man in Juliet's book club): its fun and creative, that's all, and in the end I was beginning to hate perfect little Harry.

Erika (aka "e") said...

Lise - While I don't agree with all of your sentiments since I AM a huge Harry Potter fan, I sympathize with your feelings on book seven. Click on "Harry Potter" on the right side of my blog's main page under the "So Organized!" heading and you can see that my write-up on the final installment was more than a tad bitter in spots!

- e