So, I finally read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Mo's Journal
So, I finally read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows|
I haven't read DH yet and don't know if/when I'm going to bother. I find it increasingly frustrating to read the HP books due to the poor editing and lack of follow-through on so many points. If she were a fanfic writer, she'd be popular...but her beta would have done a better job!
I find the common excuse that "they're kids' books" to be a poor one. Kids' literature doesn't have to mean "badly-written", any more than adult literature automatically means "well-written". Rowling's got a great imagination, she makes interesting characters and good plots; but really, really should have spent more time on her craftmanship, it's clumsy as hell. From a technical pov, I think her first 2 books are *much* better-written than the latter ones in the series-and that's when she was a newbie. *shrugs*
On an unrelated topic (and my real reason for dropping in, before I got distracted!)-you've mentioned how you like giving dinner parties & cooking. I recently bought a little cookbook of Victorian recipes & thought you might appreciate some of them. If you like, I can copy a variety & email them or post them here, as preferred. Just let me know.
|Date:||August 9th, 2007 02:30 pm (UTC)|| |
If she were a fanfic writer, she'd be popular...but her beta would have done a better job!
I wonder to what extent her editor thinks "famous author - I can't tell her what to do."
I'd love some Victorian recipes, if you don't mind copying them. In December of 1989 I had a "Not Quite the Gay Nineties" dinner party and only made food from a 1890s cookbook. It was fun!