Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Harry Potter Sequel?

In terms of fantasy books, the Harry Potter series is considered a modern classic. Honestly, I don’t think that’s the case because I don't find the books to be that great but there are a lot of Harry Potter fans out there who devoured every piece of news that’s remotely related to the franchise.

Writer JK Rowling now created a furor by admitting in an interview that she made a mistake when she paired up Harry Potter’s best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. In the interview, Rowling said she plotted for the two to become an item early on but at the end when the last few books came out, having the two paired up was a mistake and Hermione should have married Harry Potter.

Is it me or do I smell sequel here? Rowling is already confirmed that she will be writing a prequel of sorts, a new story set in the same world decades before Harry Potter, so it’s not that much of a stretch to imagine her writing a sequel to Harry Potter.

To be fair, a sequel to Harry Potter is not that bad of an idea. It will be devoured by its legion of fans and the world created by Rowling is rich enough for a few more stories set there. Also, for fans of Harry Potter, there’s no such thing as too much Harry Potter. Even non-fans like myself would probably pick it up.

Basically what I'm saying is that if the interview Rowling gave was a test of the waters, then it must be qualified as a total success. 7 years after the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", interest in Harry Potter is still as high as possible. 

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