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Harry Potter

I did some math, and at the rate each Harry Potter book is expanding, if Rowling wrote a dozen of them the last one would be roughly the length of the Encyclopedia Brittanica.

That's not the sad part. The sad part is that I polished the latest one off in only a week -- and that's on MY schedule.


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Nov. 1st, 2005 11:55 am (UTC)
Beware the use of exponential statistics, that way lies a world innundated with Elvii.
Nov. 1st, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
good point. But I'm a humor columnist -- exaggeration is my job.
Nov. 1st, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)
the length of the Encyclopedia Brittanica.

In that case, I hope she includes an index, so that I can skip all the bits that are sure to bore me. :P
Nov. 1st, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)
I didn't get bored during any part of it .... but then, I'm easily entertained. That's why I make a terrible reviewer.
Nov. 2nd, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)
that's really disturbing (re: length of books)

Nov. 2nd, 2005 07:02 am (UTC)
I wonder what Rowling's office looks like? When I'm working on a book length project I end up with piles of notes, Post-it's hanging everywhere, stacks of reference books ... and I don't have a half dozen novels worth of character and plot history to contend with.

Of course, she has enough money to hire twice as many assistants as she has books!
Nov. 2nd, 2005 07:38 am (UTC)
it's amazing that she could actually hate writing harry potter (according to the gossip at least). they are so long and detailed. how could you spend that much time on something you don't even like? i couldn't do it. but i guess that's why she's a millionaire and i'm not.
Nov. 2nd, 2005 09:27 am (UTC)
wish I had a book series ...
I'm not overly trusting of gossip relating to her; it seems the more successful she is, the more jealous people come out in droves to cut her down.
However, I can see how she might get tired of the HP franchise. Sometimes, when I'm working on the fifth of sixth draft of a story, the last thing I want to do is dive into it yet again. Multiply that by being with the same characters for seven long novels, and you can see how it might make her crazy. Still (and I have no inside info on this), I have a hard time believing she could actually hate Harry and crew.

Hm ... on the other hand, I spent four years working in a factory, and despised every minute of it. Maybe she feels a bit overwhelmed by what she sees as an inescapable responsibility to her fans.
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