Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Bad Blogger

Yes, I've been a bad blogger and haven't posted for awhile. I sort of have a reason, though. I've been flying through the Harry Potter books like crazy. And considering these have all been around awhile, and probably been blogged about endlessly, I doubt I could come up with anything original to say. I am very much enjoying them. I've just started the sixth book, so in a few days, I will be just like everyone else, anxiously awaiting the release of the final book in July.

I have to say, I'm enjoying them more than I thought I would. Rowling weaves a pretty complex, but very iconic, story. It reminds me of a quote from Joseph Campbell that one of my literature professors used often:
"A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man."
The quote is from The Hero With a Thousand Faces, a book I confess I did not finish. But it's probably going to have to go back on my TBR pile. Campbell's theory is that this iconic story is well-known to virtually all histories and cultures. So stories like Harry Potter, while new, strike a chord in all of us.

Update: Harry Potter and the massive print run

1 comment:

Kirsty said...

Welcome back!

I have may have saved some money by not clicking on any handy new links from your site while you were gone though! ;)