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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."

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Soo glad that Twilight didn’t win.

Posted by Lucida on November 24, 2009, 10:51 AM report to moderator
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awesome!DH definitley deserved it!

Posted by kyramp on November 24, 2009, 11:05 AM report to moderator
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WOOOOOOOT!!!

Posted by SlyBones on November 24, 2009, 11:10 AM report to moderator
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Yay! It deserves it :)

Posted by Wingardium Leviosa ❄WBM❄ on November 24, 2009, 11:17 AM report to moderator
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yay it so derserves it

Posted by 7Pirates on November 24, 2009, 11:19 AM report to moderator
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I’ve got to say, I really like the journalists’ summary of harry and why we like it – the “some may sneer” line etc. Brilliant!

Posted by Araminta1987 on November 24, 2009, 11:25 AM report to moderator
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YES! it so does deserve this. suck on that Twilighters!

Posted by LAUR3N lx0 on November 24, 2009, 11:39 AM report to moderator
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Awesome! We HP fans are not at all surprised!
Erin

Posted by Rin68nyr on November 24, 2009, 11:40 AM report to moderator
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We are the champions!

Posted by JessLovesRon on November 24, 2009, 11:47 AM report to moderator
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Heck yes!! :D To the Boy Who Lived!!

Posted by HazelShadows on November 24, 2009, 12:17 PM report to moderator
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Heck yes!! :D To the Boy Who Lived!!

Posted by HazelShadows on November 24, 2009, 12:17 PM report to moderator
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I would have gotten so pissed off if Twilight beated HP but thank God it was vise versa! I love HP!

Posted by NaRgLeS.WuZz.H3r3(: {Roar} on November 24, 2009, 01:43 PM report to moderator
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Heck yeah!! :D

Posted by Mera004 on November 24, 2009, 02:30 PM report to moderator
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Awesome. It really did deserve it.

Posted by Scribbled [WBM] on November 24, 2009, 03:31 PM report to moderator
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yess it bet twilight

Posted by alicia00 on November 24, 2009, 03:40 PM report to moderator
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