Potter critic misses the mark
July 13, 2003 at 12:29 PM ET
Wizard News (via The Scotsman)
Dani Garavelli of The Scotsman gives her opinion of the controversy sparked by Booker prize-winning author A. S. Byatt's scathing review of JK Rowling's work and her fans in this article published in the New York Times. Garavelli puts Potter fandom for adults in perspective, taking particular issue with Byatt's assumption that adults reading Harry Potter do so only for 'comfort'.
She also praises Rowling's restraint in not giving in to the temptation of replying to such evocative yet fruitless statements.
See Byatt's original article and Garavelli's reply in the links above.