Stephen King on Harry Potter

17 Jul

“Harry Potter is all about confronting fears, finding inner strength, and doing what is right in the face of adversity …”

Admirable goals all. And ones this young yet noble wizard takes on. They are all virtues that we Muggles, er, humans struggle to attain. Stephen King knew halfway through the Harry Potter books that J.K. Rowling wasn’t just writing for children. These were stories written for everyone.

HarryPotter.OrderOfThePhoenix.7.17.13He fell in love with the series because it was, just as a lavish dinner experience, “carefully prepared, beautifully cooked, and lovingly served out.” He recognized right away a kindred spirit in Rowling, a spinner of tales, a writer of the highest aspirations, indeed one who considers the words as important as the narrative itself. And framed within her remarkable fable, she delivers this profound inspiring message to boot.

 

Sources:
Quote: Fanpop Facebook Page
Dinner quote: Stephen King article, August 10, 2007
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix book cover pic: J.K. Rowling Official Website

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