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Friday, May 27, 2005

Life Beyond Master Potter

M.Venkatesh, partner at Eureka, the first children's bookstore in New Delhi, writes here about the children's book business, touching -- inevitably -- on the Harry Potter spillover.

Meanwhile, the Imphal Free Press brings us news of V.S. Naipaul's views on J.K. Rowling:

"Her success has also attracted the outraged of literary purists like Sir Vidya S Naipaul, who snobbishly and sarcastically dismissed her literary forays saying: he always used to believe literature was about attempting to understand human nature and not about the ways of little green goblins."

3 Comments:

  • oh please, Mr Naipaul.
    I can only assume Tolkien was a no-good fairy tale scribbler then...

    By Anonymous vAgue, at 9:08 PM  

  • Ya right...like Mr Naipaul is any more human than a green goblin himself.

    By Blogger Jabberwock, at 11:14 AM  

  • hehe...but we likes green goblins, sirs and miss...so please don't say mister naipaul is one of us!

    - Dobby the Elf

    By Blogger uma, at 1:21 PM  

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