Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Harry Potter Encyclopedia May Be Coming

In Harry Potter news, J.K. Rowling has announced she "probably" will write a Harry Potter encyclopedia.

It would include more details about the characters' lives, as hinted at in the epilogue. This news makes my family very happy, as they had a number of questions at book's end.

Amazon has published statistics for its Potter sales. DEATHLY HALLOWS was the largest preorder in the company's history, at 2.2 million preorders worldwide.

Interesting discussions are starting at Hogwarts Professor and Fantasy Fiction for Christians.

I found Discussion Point #3 at Hogwarts Professor especially interesting. From the introduction: "Ms. Rowling said in a 2000 Vancouver interview that she didn’t talk about her Christian faith because if she did readers from 'age 10 to 60' would know exactly how the story would end. In another interview, she told the reporter with questions about her faith to come back after the seventh..."

For more theorizing on whether the Potter books constitute Christian allegory, see my posts of August and December 2005.

Previous Potter posts this week: here, here, here, and here.

That's a lot of posts considering I've never read the books! :)


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