dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #370

Paul Andinach pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au
Wed Oct 10 23:45:55 EDT 2001

On Thu, 11 Oct 2001, Ven wrote:

> I had a revelation, well, came up with a theory -- the Potter books
> don't so much resemble school stories as books so much as school
> stories in comics. Specifically the kind of boys and girls comics
> that I read as a kid, Lion, The Eagle, June and Schoolfriend etc
> etc. It's in the instant group of friends and the easily
> identifiable enemies (sorting hat, pah), the use of mindless spite
> as a motivation for the opposition and in the rather repetitive
> structure.  Of course they are not wholly like those comics, but
> does anyone else think I have something here?


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