Friday, September 14, 2007

King Defends Rowling While Tilting At The Literary Novel

Talent is never static, it's always growing or dying, and the short form on Rowling is this: She was far better than R.L. Stine (an adequate but flavorless writer) when she started, but by the time she penned the final line of Deathly Hallows (''All was well.''), she had become one of the finer stylists in her native country — not as good as Ian McEwan or Ruth Rendell (at least not yet), but easily the peer of Beryl Bainbridge or Martin Amis.

The rest is here.

2 comments:

ジョエル said...

Last I remember you had just started the audio books. Does this mean you've worked your way through the whole series?

Whisky Prajer said...

No. We listened to The Prisoner of Azkaban this summer, so our consumption of this series is proceeding very slowly. And there was no way of avoiding the spoilers, try as I might.