Friday, July 20, 2007

JULY 20, 2007

With the wait for the final Harry Potter book down to hours, J-K Rowling has gone to battle against an old gray lady -- the New York Times. The author of the series, already fighting the evil forces of Internet spoilers, was shocked -- shocked! -- that the Times decided to run its review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows yesterday (Thursday). The paper claims it picked up the book at a New York City bookstore on Wednesday, giving its critic just hours to wolf down all 700 pages before returning her review -- which, by the way, was a rave. In a statement, Rowling says, "I am staggered that some American newspapers have decided to publish purported spoilers in the form of reviews in complete disregard of the wishes of literally millions of readers, particularly children. I am incredibly grateful to all those newspapers, booksellers and others who have chosen not to attempt to spoil Harry's last adventure for fans."

Enjoy the new book this weekend...