Nobody Can Beat Me, I’m The Wiz!Wednesday, June 18, 2003
The mass hysteria surrounding the latest Harry Potter book fascinates me. I’ve never read any of the books — I’ve watched the movies, which are great, but I’ve never had any interest in reading the books.
I have to admit, I’ve been following the hype: from the extra security hired to guard the warehouses to the record-breaking pre-order sales. Now, someone has stolen a truckload of the books just a week before it is released. Wild.
Good for Harry Potter, and good for kids. They will look back on these books the way so many people look back on the Lord of the Rings books and the Star Wars movies. The same way I look back at the Foundation books. A bit of childhood that lingers with you forever.