Stephen King reflects on 'Deathly Hallows'
August 10, 2007 at 7:57 AM ET
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Uber Harry Potter fan Stephen King gives his thoughts on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in this weeks issue of Entertainment Weekly.
King also discusses whether the books were aimed for children or adults, is reading books a dead activity and goes in to great detail on the early reviews of the books.
King on is reading dead:
But reading was never dead with the kids. Au contraire, right now it's probably healthier than the adult version, which has to cope with what seems like at least 400 boring and pretentious 'literary novels' each year. While the bigheads have been predicting (and bemoaning) the postliterate society, the kids have been supplementing their Potter with the narratives of Lemony Snicket, the adventures of teenage mastermind Artemis Fowl, Philip Pullman's challenging His Dark Materials trilogy, the Alex Rider adventures, Peter Abrahams' superb Ingrid Levin-Hill mysteries, the stories of those amazing traveling blue jeans. And of course we must not forget the unsinkable (if sometimes smelly) Captain Underpants. Also, how about a tip of the old tiara to R.L. Stine, Jo Rowling's jovial John the Baptist?
This week's issue is on newsstands today.