Friday, February 6, 2009

A little less J.K., a little more Beedle would have been fine

The Tales of Beedle the Bard
by J.K. Rowling

This is a pointless book. Sorry, that was blunt. But true. It seemed to me that it was J.K. Rowling saying, "Finally! I can write whatever I want and express my personal political opinions and people will buy it because it's Harry Potter and I can make more, more, more money!!! Bwa-ha-ha!" The stories weren't great, and the commentary by "Dumbledore" didn't quite seem to have his voice. I vaguely liked "The Fountain of Fair Fortune", but that about sums up any positive feelings I had about this book. There was even a very slight, ever-so-subtle, practically unnoticeable reference to a certain something which shall not be named (you know...that thing revealed about Dumbledore that had everyone up in arms). *Honestly*


Rochelle said...

Yeah, not a fan either. It was fun at times, but overall rather disappointing.

jill said...

I liked the stories for what they were. The part that bothered me was the footnotes...not becasue there were so many but because some were by JK, some Prof. McGon. and others by JK when she "was talking to my friend Prof. McGon. the other day." Ok seriously, talking to your friend...delisional much? Oh well, my favorite was the fountain, and actually I really liked the Hairy Heart one too.

SoniB said...

I wasn't that impressed either.