Friday, February 09, 2007

Oh my!

As a Harry Potter fan (what, you didn't know?!?), it was but obvious that I wouldn't take kindly to this article. I'd say more, but the 197 comments already there seem to have to said it all.

I wonder if there were people who did agree with Ms. Reid but didn't dare say so considering the kind of reactions she's got?

PS: In case you're wondering, I'm working up to a couple of rants. Thank you.


ZiggyStrauss said...

I see her point. She's absolutely right when she says it's become a brand. It's utterly mainstream. So it's made reading cool again. But for how long? Don't the movies dull the 'reading' part? I don't know of any movies made of Enid Blyton books.

These ones were good when they started. But I think the huge deal made about them is depressing. There are better books around. HP is based on a lot of hype. And the later books are for older children. I wouldn't recommend Goblet of Fire to an eleven-year-old.

And the last two were quite bad.

They've been around for eight years? Wow. I'm so old!

Abhishek said...

If i analyse the HP syndrome, what i understand is that Adults like to be in the Hogwarts world as it takes their mind of their busy, monotonous life, as far as children are concerned i mean they ve always liked good imaginative stuff.

Now to the "Brand Hp",Every big or small thing that sells(does not) is a brand and the more it sells(does not) it adds to it's brand value(+ or -) and more the the value addition(deduction) the more bigger(smaller) BRAND it becomes.

So what i mean to say that the sucess of HP is not just in it Marketing stratergy.