Originally Posted by HoopyFrood
Since I didn't think much of Harry Potter, you'll have to excuse me if I just yawn at this announcement. Of course now she can market mediocrity to a whole new set of victims, er, readers.
Potter may have been mediocre, but it did breathe new life into fantasy the way Star Wars helped sci-fi. I doubt we'd have had the wide spectrum of fantasy available today if she hadn't published it.
Sometimes a mediocre work at the right time is better than a masterpiece at the wrong one.