Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Well of Course....
I'm sure we ALL wish we had written these books. Not just for the ridiculous fame and fortune Ms. Rowling has experienced since producing these works. For me it is more about the fact that she was able to touch so many people's lives. These books were such a huge part of an entire generation. People became entranced with the world and it's characters. And they were really, really good books.
Even though they were written for kids she never talked down to her readers. She trusted them to work through the difficult stuff with Harry and Ron and Hermoine. She gave the reader just as much credit as they gave her. There is a level of trust between her and her audience that is not often found in the publishing world.
I know that I write, and I like to think I produce some pretty good work. But I don't know if I have the creativity in me that she has. The stories and the settings and the lessons that were in these tomes are absolutely incredible.
So yeah, I wish it had been my idea. I wish I had written these books. But I will always be glad that at least I had the chance to read them. Over and over and over again.