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Burning Harry Potter

2001-12-31 21:05:22+00 by Shawn 4 comments

Boy, I'm sure glad book burning freaks are still around. Otherwise I might start to think we were civilized or something.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:34:04+00 by: ebradway

That would be the American Taliban!

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:34:04+00 by: TheSHAD0W

I'm sure Ms. Rowlings is overjoyed; for them to burn her books, they have to buy them first...

That, and all the publicity around the event...

I wonder: Could it have been staged?

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:34:04+00 by: Shawn

I doubt it. Harry/Rowlings doesn't really need the extra press. And I'm afraid opinions like those expressed by the pastor in the story are all too prevalent.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:34:05+00 by: sethg

The New York Times[Wiki] had a photo of the book-burning; the caption noted that Rowling's work had been burned alongside Shakespeare. Can any writer ask for a better endorsement than that?