josh (joshc) wrote,

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update: Although I haven't read the article, it looks like Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince already has a positive review from Michiko Kakutani [nyt]. Did she get the book at midnight and stay up all night reading it?


For what it's worth, I don't yet have the new Harry Potter. Not because I'm concerned about the "subtle seductions which act unnoticed and by this deeply distort Christianity in the soul" [cnn], but because my devotion to consistency compelled me to order from again.

I thought about walking down to the bookstore to see if any actual children showed up for the book release party, but realized that I'd probably buy an extra copy if I went and thought that I'd be better off not purchasing it twice.

Although I still realize that it's Harry will likely be the subject of a murderous plot, compete for and win a prize, and end up in hospital,1 I'll try my best to avoid all of your spoilers until my copy arrives.

(1) I suppose this expectation [-2.5y] should probably be revised/updated to include participation in a dramatic fight against evil. After all, the series is maturing.

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