Yes, indeed, the Great Harry Potter Controversy is heating up! We've had several people write in over the last few days. The first was our good friend Ms. Yingling, a grownup librarian who runs a mean blog. (go over to the Links section on the left-hand side of the page to check out her blog)
I'm not a fan of HP. Are they fine books? Yes. Did I read them all when they first came out? Yes. Will I ever reread them? No. Riordan's stuff is much more interesting and amusing to me. My daughter, however, is offended by anyone who doesn't think HP is brilliant. I liked Order of the Phoenix the best, but still it's not something I would go back to.
Good to hear another librarian agree with ME!! But then, two other reader guys sent very different views:
nboy said... Oh, man, how could these guys be any more opposed? Wow, what a controversy I've stirred up! What about YOU?? Which side of the Hogwarts fence do YOU sit on? Or the Camp Half-Blood fence? Or the Alypium fence? (a sly reference for all you Erec Rex fans) Come on, let's hear more on the Great Harry Potter Controversy!