Harry Potter: The ArchiveMatt Bird
I’m all ready to go with the next book, but it’s Thanksgiving week, so I figured I would just wrap up for this week with a review of all the Harry Potter pieces I’ve written over the years.
Last week I annotated the first twenty pages of Harry Potter and wrote a series of posts about what we can learn from those pages:
- The Annotation Project: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
- Straying from the Party Line: Harry Potter and the First Five Pages Test
- Storyteller’s Rulebook: The Value of the Baby in a Basket in Harry Potter
- Rulebook Casefile: Harry Potter Goes From Hero to Zero
- Storyteller’s Rulebook: To Prologue or Not to Prologue?
- Storyteller’s Rulebook: The Value of Rowling’s Omniscient Third Person
But I’ve written a lot about Harry over the years. Most infamously, I did my Harry Potter Meddler Week:
- Here I talk about what’s so great about the first three books: The Meddler Presents: Harry Potter Week!
- And here I presumptuously rewrite book 4 to fix my problems with it: Meddling With Harry Potter Book 4
- Likewise with book 5: Meddling With Harry Potter Book 5
- And 6: Meddling With Harry Potter Book 6
- And 7: Meddling With Harry Potter Book 7
But I’ve also written lots of other posts about Harry over the years:
- Here I talk about how the movie adaptations were greatly helped by the fact that Harry isn’t a reader
- Here I talk about how well Rowling followed the maxim: Know More Than You Show.
- Here I talk about the pros and cons of adding a murder mystery.
- Here I stress the importance of making the first book in a proposed series fully satisfying, because Voldemort Dies at the End of the First Book
- Here I mention my disappointment at the inclusion of a prophesy element in the later books.
- Here’s James Kennedy praising shaggy dog storytelling in Star Wars and Harry Potter.
- Here I talk about how one of the major flaws in the series is that Harry and Ginny never have an “I understand you” moment
- Here I talk about how both Harry Potter and “The Sopranos” benefit from introducing the world mostly from one character’s POV.
- Here I talk about how Harry Potter falls victim to the Great Hypocrisy.
Wow, those are some ugly-ass Harry Potter covers! Were you on-purpose looking for the most unappealing versions? I mean, you could have gone with the classic original British versions, though to be sure those aren't great. You could've gone with the welcoming GrandPre covers (which I frankly prefer) or the ambitious Kibuishi covers (which I think we will probably have to accept as definitive, but luckily they're quite good, though a little chilly for my taste). But it seems as though you took extra time and effort to track down the shittiest Harry Potter covers of all time for your image. Why? Is this some Brooklyn hipster shit? Haven't we Midwesterners beaten this out of you yet?
Because German hipster Harry Potter is the best Harry Potter.
(And Kibuishi didn't sell as well as GrandPre so Scholastic has reverted)
I prefer GrandPre, so that's good news!
Although I did like how Kibuishi's spines all lined up to make an image of Hogwarts itself.
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