[DWJ] Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, part 1

Paul Andinach pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Thu Jul 12 22:18:11 EDT 2007

On Thu, 12 Jul 2007, Melissa Proffitt wrote:

> But pride of place goes to Severus Snape, and let me tell you, J.K. 
> Rowling likes this guy best of all.  I can't explain it, I can't 
> document it, but I would bet hard money on her preferring his story 
> to Harry's.

It might be more accurate to say that Rowling is *more interested* in 
Snape; she's gone on record as saying that she doesn't like him at all 
and was astonished to find that some of her readers did. (Didn't 
Austen say the same thing about Emma?)

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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