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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Top Book of the Decade

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Posted by: sue
November 23, 2009, 04:30 PM

UK newspaper The Telegraph has compiled a series of lists of things that defined this decade. One such list involves the top 100 books, with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling taking the number one spot. Quotage:



"If you don’t know what a Muggle is by now, you’re either Rip van Winkle or enormously stubborn. This is the seventh and final instalment in Rowling’s record-breaking series about Harry Potter, the world’s most famous lightning-scarred boy wizard and his tribulations with Lord Voldemort. We’ve seen Harry grow from a spindly, messy-haired 11-year-old into a heroic young adult. Children have grown up with him, finding in his battles metaphors for their own. This volume alone sold 15 million copies in the first 24 hours after it was published. Whether wickedly skewering suburbia, or bringing Harry, Ron and Hermione into mortal danger, Rowling is never less than absorbing. Some may sneer at her books, but they are triumphant sagas about the defeat of evil that tap into our basic hunger for stories. Most importantly, she makes reading a 700-page book seem easy. This one even has a quotation from Aeschylus as its epigraph. It stands as a cornerstone of the decade, a melding of high and low culture that appeals to all ages and nations."

Thanks Catherine and Jamie for emailing!

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84 Comments

_gickr
1549 Points

yey 1st comment for the first time!..

hooray for dh….deathly hallows deserves the number 1 spot. :)

Posted by vampressISap0tter *ROAR* on November 23, 2009, 04:38 PM report to moderator
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2570 Points

WOW, i aggre completely and im glad that this book, and/or series is getting the credit it deserves

Posted by madman1277 on November 23, 2009, 04:39 PM report to moderator
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66 Points

I was gonna go ballistic there for a second if Twilight beat HP.

Posted by 13_lucky_charms on November 23, 2009, 04:48 PM report to moderator
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4852 Points

Of course it is #1!! It deserves it and should most definitely be there!! GO DH!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on November 23, 2009, 05:01 PM report to moderator
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2525 Points

Yay i am soo glad it got on it. These books are the most popluar books that have ever been written.!!

Posted by The Nerd on November 23, 2009, 05:23 PM report to moderator
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3703 Points

DH sooo deserves the top spot! :)

Posted by Christine on November 23, 2009, 05:50 PM report to moderator
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4138 Points

Not suprised. Everyone knows its the best!!!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on November 23, 2009, 06:08 PM report to moderator
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487 Points

Awesome!! But I’m not very surprised.

Posted by LulubelleI {WBM} on November 23, 2009, 06:43 PM report to moderator
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149 Points

YAY! that is so great :D gh deserves it <3

Posted by olivia_weasley_232 {*ROAR*} on November 23, 2009, 06:58 PM report to moderator
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3238 Points

Good job!
(Sorry… Twilight did make the list)

I read the movie list and Mama Mia is over HP and the Sorcerer’s Stone(that’s funny it says Sorcerer’s and not Philosopher’s even though it is British) Seriously. Ah well.

Posted by phoenixes are in ravenclaw on November 23, 2009, 07:08 PM report to moderator
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5610 Points

YAY! that is so totally E-P-I-C!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! haha! HAHA and twilight isn’t on the list!!!!!!!! hahahaha! yay for HARRY POTTER!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Peace.Love.Potter ♥ on November 23, 2009, 07:27 PM report to moderator
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2027 Points

yay! so well deserved!

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on November 23, 2009, 08:02 PM report to moderator
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3271 Points

SQUEE!! DH deserves it and so does Jo! :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on November 23, 2009, 08:02 PM report to moderator
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1231 Points

I like this! Yes. Deathly Hallows and Harry Potter deserve all that praise and more!

Posted by Tassana Burrfoot on November 23, 2009, 08:03 PM report to moderator
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354 Points

Why don’t I see any of the other Harry Potter books on the list?

Posted by Hermionerules!1844 on November 23, 2009, 08:08 PM report to moderator
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