Saturday, April 22, 2006

JK Rowling

Recently discovered JK’s website, not the ones set up by the film companies or publishers, but her own personal space: www.jkrowling.com. It’s quite magical, but also down-to-earth; like herself, I imagine. She even blogs, e.g. a writerly complaint about not being able to get paper in downtown Edinburgh. She sounds like a real sweetie. Once I got over my envy at her inconceivable success, I finally read her books and declared myself a fan. I’ve reviewed her twice for Books in Canada. I don’t know why people say she isn't literary. Who are they comparing her to? Dostoevsky? Her writing is at least as good as CS Lewis’s in the Chronicles of Narnia and he is considered "literary".

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