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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

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3417 Points

Congratulations to J.K. Rowling for this recognition!! These books have influenced fans whose ages range from the single digits to the elderly. It’s great to see HP & JKR getting the recognition that is undeniably deserved!!!

Posted by paul_hp_fan [OoM2] *ROAR* on November 26, 2009, 02:27 AM report to moderator
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168 Points

Wow! Way to go Jo.

(By the way guys, Twilight is there, it is #32, and don’t forget all the other 98 books like The Da Vinci Code, Tipping Point, Atonement, etc, etc. I’ve definitely read or heard of a lot of them.)

Posted by HugsForWizards on November 26, 2009, 03:23 AM report to moderator
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58 Points

Yea i agree that DH should get #1 as the franchise HP is dominate over all other books

Posted by Kewlguy21 on November 26, 2009, 08:03 AM report to moderator
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265 Points

Congratulations!

Posted by sgreeter8888 on November 26, 2009, 09:22 PM report to moderator
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265 Points

Congratulations!

Posted by sgreeter8888 on November 27, 2009, 01:26 PM report to moderator
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1742 Points

hahahaha

Posted by wing on November 27, 2009, 10:09 PM report to moderator
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4180 Points

Yayy! I am soo proud! This book deserves it! It is AMAZING! <3

Posted by Delilah [ROAR] on November 28, 2009, 03:57 PM report to moderator
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4452 Points

I agree!! You haven’t heard of any other new modern book having MILLIONS of websites and podcasts (apart from Twilight), fans of different ages and cultures all loving it, been translated into a ridiculous amount of languages and known by everyone!!!!!!!
Also, there had been a hype for that ONE book for years!!!

Posted by Beazy :) (Formerly: MidnightSun321 ) {!!ROAR!!} on November 30, 2009, 12:00 AM report to moderator
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43 Points

DH deserved it!!!

Posted by jackyfaber101 on January 27, 2011, 05:49 PM report to moderator
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