Re: So, did you like it?
- From: Igenlode Wordsmith <Use-Author-Supplied-Address-Header@[127.1]>
- Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 02:18:10 GMT
On 25 Nov 2007 Green-Eyed Chris wrote:
I have no idea how JKR could possibly have addressed some of
the overinflated epilogue expectations around here.
I don't object to the *content* of the epilogue, as such -- indeed, I'd
forgotten that she had promised one until I hit it, although I was a bit
perplexed after so many years that it did not, after all, end with the
word 'scar' as claimed for so long. (How difficult would it have been to
arrange, after all?)
What I resent is the style. It's banal. It's badly-written. It's soppy
-- it could just as easily be any of the teenage-girl fan-fiction to
which I've ever been subjected. Go back to the start of the first book,
which is taut, wry in tone and acutely observed -- more akin to
Professor Branestawm than The Fifth Form at Malory Towers -- and the
contrast in writing quality is almost painful.
Rowling writes infinitely better children's fiction than she does
'adult' fiction :-(
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