[DWJ] Dumbledore vs. Snape

Mark Allums mark at allums.com
Mon May 14 18:14:32 EDT 2007


Elizabeth G. Holtrop wrote:
> 
> Mark Allums <mark at allums.com> wrote:>I can't really recommend the book 
in terms of being literally* worth
>> the time, but it is mostly well done, and, taken as a whole, a lot of 
>> fun.  (Don't ever forget, though, it's a children's book.)  All 
>> "implementations" of archtypes e.g., Gandalf, or the myths about them 
>> are going to be imperfect.  It's no reason to avoid the story 
>> altogether.  
> 
> Am I misunderstanding the context, or is Mark arguing that children's 
> books don't need to be as intelligent, well-written, or 
> non-stereotypical as adult books need be?  


No!  Not my intent at all!  I meant it is fun!  *Fun!*  Adult books 
aren't always.

--Mark A.




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