Re: The Harry Potter series is the greatest work of fiction in history
- From: Louis Epstein <le@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 21:18:14 -0500
Ron Hunter <rphunter@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
: Saucypants wrote:
:> On Thu, 26 Jul 2007 08:37:53 -0500, Ron Hunter <rphunter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
:>> Excuse me, but if you think the HP books are the greatest series of
:>> fiction books in history, as far as range, depth, scope, story-telling,
:>> imagination, and literary value, you certainly have NOT read E.E.
:>> Smith's Lensman Series! If you mean sales, yes, probably.
:> You are excused, and thank you for the recommendation! It's next on my
:> list. :)
:> No, of course sales aren't everything, going back to Alex's 'Spears'
:> HP fails on any test individually, but together, it is hard to ignore.
:> I take it that the Lensman series has given you more enjoyment than
:> the Potter series?
: Yes, definitely. Given that I spent about twice as long working my way
: through it as I did HP. The books were written between 1934 and 1948.
: I didn't start reading them until 1954 or so, but they were difficult to
: come by at the time, so it took me until the early 1960s to get to them
I read them all in a college science fiction library in 1978/79.
: BTW, the main female character is a red-head with 'gold flecked
: brown eyes'.
That's "tawny",not "brown".
: She is much like Ginny, which may be the reason I am so fond of her character.
: The character is Clarissa McDougal (later Kinnison). She is hell on wheels.
I found the "Little ME?" sexism a little hard to take.
The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.
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