Monday, July 9, 2007

Save Harry Potter!!!

People are saying that JK Rowling might go for the big one and kill Harry Potter this time. My impassioned appeal to her: Don’t do it JK! I imagine you’re thinking a happy ending would be too wishy-washy, a sell-out, an unrealistic way to end things. Here’s a newsflash for you, my dear, if I wanted brutal realism, I wouldn’t have been reading a book about a school for wizards and a magical world hidden away from Muggle eyes. I would read ‘Schindler’s List’ or ‘Sophie’s Choice’ instead.

Second point: think of your young readers, you’ve done everything to make them love your character. Ad they do…to the point of obsession. If you kill their beloved Harry, just because you can, and make so many kids across the world desperately unhappy -- what possible purpose does it achieve? (Apart from giving you a bit of a power rush, I suspect.;))

The world really is so dull and grim for kids today…look around you. The disease, the dirt, the discontent. If you could make kids believe that Good can prevail over Evil, that would be a good thing.

Maybe this plea is unnecessary, maybe you have spared Harry. All I can say is, you should think of how it would’ve felt if Enid Blyton had gone on the rampage killing off all of the world’s favorite characters -- Fatty dying of third degree burns in the last Five Find Outer mystery, or Mr. Moonface being lynched on a bough of The Faraway Tree.

There’s still time…Don’t DO IT!!!

5 comments:

Vicky said...

I don't think JKR killed Harry in HP7. It's just a publicity gimmick. Anyways, I guess Hermionie and Hagrid are gonna die in HP7. ;)

shreyasi said...

JK was recently on a Beeb chat show talking about how her latest book is a 'blood bath' with great relish. I will be sorry to lose Harry but not JK, I must say, and if in losing Harry, we see less of her, so be it!

Nisho said...

"Don’t do it JK!"... really??? I thought you wanna....

You know what I mean, dontcha, you evil woman! ;-)

Ushasi said...

Shame on you for your dirty mind, Nisho! Time you addressed your repressed facination with JK...looks like a classic case of displacement.;);)

Diya said...

well, she's sort of gone and done both now, hasn't she? don't know why this awful bloodthirstiness entered her pen after the third book- still the best one, i think. and now it's all sorts of creatures, not just humans. not nice at all. and not particularly revealing of a writer's subtlety. she's gone straight from a fun, quirky style of writing to biff, bang, boom! all anyone wants to know is who she's killed off next. tsk.