While there is a decided absence of magic in the novel, the one thing that truly stands out here is how eloquently Rowling has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that her writing chops stretch far beyond Hogwart’s hallowed halls.
It is to my ever increasing frustration that I continually see true literary talent dismissed as ‘too complex’ or ‘deep’ in favour of the mildly-talented easy-way-out authors who have become ‘popular’ in a day and age where mediocrity seems to be paramount. Pratchett vs. Rowling During the middle of the last decade – when I […]
The concept of race in Middle Earth bears a strong resemblance to racist concepts that were popular during Tolkien’s youth. Readers need to be aware of these concepts and guard against taking them literally.