For the love of Harry Potter … Oh blimey, I have a bone to pick with JK Rowling. I do love the books, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes my dear she does go a little too far. There was all the media attention last year about how she’d ‘stolen’ the word ‘muggle’, and now I have to ask if she’s ‘stolen/borrowed’ a character name. I never would have noticed it but I finished HP whilst in Devon [yes, ickle me is home from my holiday .. *sob* … it’ll be so weird going to bed tonight without being able to snuggle up to The Blokey] and then began to read Reaper Man, by Terry Pratchett. Thus I became aware of the character Lupine, a werewolf type blokey. And is there not a character in the Harry Potter books by the name of Lupin? And is he not an animagous of the werewolf variety? Aw shucks Jo, there’s a tad too much coincidence there. I am most disappointed. But roll on book 6 anyway because I do love the simplicity of the books so. And Jo, you regurgitated the word “shortly” far too much, many times not even in the right sentence structure. That’s worrisome.
God Bless two & a half hour traffic jams on the M25 xxx Elsabeth