July 16th, 2005

breaking bad

Harry Potter pp1-21

H went out and bought me the Harry Potter, then we went for a walk by the canal so I've barely started it. Events in fiction can work in two ways. For example 'Daleks attack the Earth' is a fictional event, 'Two actors kiss' is a real world event. Doctor Who and Harry Potter are significant real world events. What I like is that the work rises to the challenge, it doesn't turn its eyes aside as if embarrassed by the attention.

Which 18th century writer sent her maid to find out why the church bells were ringing? 'Ah, Madam, They are rejoicing that Miss Pamela is married'.
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