Huzzah for some sense in this matter. If I read one more snarky ‘look at how clever I am’ post about Harry Potter I shall have to write that ‘you are all idiots’ post that bubbles up at such moments.
For a lot of people, enjoying a book is not enough. You must also validate lit crit with your choices.
For the record I have not read HP nor am I a fan. Edit– no she’ s not a great writer; yes they are quite derivative stories (find one which isn’t;) yes, some people may get ‘stuck’ at Harry Potter. So what? Most people will read them as part of a ‘balanced diet.’
I am tired of the pretentious, tedious and frankly dim attacks on it. It’s like everyone is channeling some weird mix of Bloom and Pullman, which is no good thing.