Monday, August 13, 2007

Harry Potter and the Overreaching Book Reviews

The lede from Christopher Hitchens' piece in The New York Times Book Review on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:

In March 1940, in the “midnight of the century” that marked the depth of the Hitler-Stalin pact (or in other words, at a time when civilization was menaced by an alliance between two Voldemorts or “You-Know-Whos”), George Orwell took the time to examine the state of affairs in fantasy fiction for young people.

Oh Hitch, don't try and make it more than it is.

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