The Canberra Times yesterday gave an enourmous splash (whoa! no para breaks CT guys? Let me know if you want someone to put stories online for you, my rates are very reasonable) to young Andy McCray, 17, of Theodore, who is studying at St Edmunds and runs the Harry Potter Fan Zone which the publishers like so much they send him around the world on Potter related junkets.
Now personally I’ve never been a huge fan of
Narnia neutered of spirituality Harry Potter. I mean yippee if it gets the kids reading and they can move onto the books JK Rowling so egregiously recycles, but other than that it’s never grabbed me.
But is Harry Potter really so enthralling that it’s healthy for a 17 year old boy to be spending this much time on it? Or am I just jealous?