Bloom continues trampling Potter novels

  August 5, 2003 at 9:16 PM ET
  James     The Leaky Cauldron (via The Atlantic)

This current critiqueopens in new window is found, almost hidden, in an interview with The Atlantic in which Bloom is featured.

I wrote the piece, and it was published. It is not an exaggeration to say that all hell indeed broke loose. The editor called me ten days later and said, "Harold, we've never seen anything like this before. We have received over four hundred letters denouncing your piece on Harry Potter. We've received one favorable letter, but we think you must have written it." I said, "No, I assure you."

It never stopped. The damn piece was reprinted all over the world, in all languages. I will never hear the end of it. But of course, the Harry Potter series is rubbish. Like all rubbish, it will eventually be rubbed down. Time will obliterate it. What can one say?


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