This another excellent article by the wizards at Fabulous Realms. I’m not saying I agree with the theories, but I’m not saying I disagree either. All I know is that I enjoyed the Potter books and the films, but am not a fan of JKR’s attitude towards fantasy and fairy tale. Read it and enjoy.

Fabulous Realms

Since the release of the first Harry Potter novel in 1997, J K Rowling’s books about the boy wizard and his adventures have gained immense popularity, critical acclaim and commercial success worldwide. But it is also fair to say that the series has also attracted more than its fair share of criticism. There has been ire from Christian groups about the books’ ‘pagan’ content, legal disputes over stolen ideas and complaints that, in the end and despite the hype, the books just aren’t that good in the first place. It has always, in particular, interested me that so many people have complained that J K Rowling allegedly lifted chunks of the Potterverse from other sources. How true is this? I wondered, and hence thought that it might be useful some day to sort through all the alleged prototypes for Harry Potter in a post on the subject. I’ve always been put…

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Author of the Changeling King and Adventures of Some Kid. Writer of fantasy and sf fiction.

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