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

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Sun Jul 22 03:06:46 EDT 2007

Paul Andinach wrote:

> 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?)

Yes, Austen did, and I think they meant it about the same. That is, not 
at all. I think the final book definitely shows some Snape-affection.


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