Just to sustain the unproductive negativity of the last post, here’s another round of J.K. Rowling-bashing for anti-Potterites or just people who enjoy being all “nonconformist” and stuff.
First, a couple of helpful links: To skip reading Deathly Hallows at all, go here. Also, you can watch Brad Neely’s Sorcerer’s Stone commentary soundtrack on YouTube.
But enough of that. Let’s get hurtful!
“I HATE HAVING MONO and having to work on Harry Potter night. I thought I was going to die. We had a line wrapped around for 4.5 hours. I had to step away a few times before I blew chunks in someone’s latte. I hope Harry dies.” — LiveJournaler Kelly
“AMERICA, YOUR TASTE IN READING SUCKS, your reading comprehension is poor, and you wouldnt know the difference between a static and dynamic character if they both hit you.” — MySpacer Johnny Trash
“PATRONIZING, VERY CONSERVATIVE, HIGHLY DERIVATIVE … a pedestrian, ungrammatical prose style which has left me with a headache …” — Whitbread book award judge Anthony Holden
More after the jump…
“I JUST DON’T FEEL READY TO LOWER my expectations for the youth of today, to accept the modest victory of getting them to read a book. To exercise reductio ad absurdum, would it also be a moral victory to get them to read some Nazi’s website, because at least they’re reading?” — Only A Pawn blog
“COME ON PEOPLE, A FUCKIN’ boy wizard and his fucking quidditch? Whatever happened to Pamela Anderson and wet dreams??” — Blogger A Loof
“BLAND, CLICHE, DERIVATIVE, BANAL … as a teacher, people would say to me, “Aren’t you just happy your students are reading?” My answer was always an emphatic “No!” It is not enough that they just read if what they are reading is not challenging, rewarding, or ennobling.” — Blogger Jeremy
“WHY DON’T THE LITTLE FUCKERS ever ask the grownups for help? Instead they must venture into danger by themselves with a shitty spell they have just concocted (read: Hermione prepared).” — LiveJournaler Emily
“[A] FEELING OF MILD EMBARRASSMENT is, for an adult reader, never far away. It is perhaps the queasy lurching between funny-aunty whimsy,** the wildly tedious school details of prefects’ badges and (a particularly annihilating chapter here) Magical O-Levels.” — novelist Philip Hensher
“HOGWARTS SEEMS MORE TIRESOME than grotesque. When the future witches and wizards of Great Britain are not studying how to cast a spell, they preoccupy themselves with bizarre intramural sports.” — Harold Bloom
**What is this? Anyone? Anyone? I mean, it sounds good, don’t get me wrong…