In a new interview conducted by Emma Watson, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling drops a bombshell: She’s not so sure she should have put Ron and Hermione together.
The shocking revelation came in the new issue of Wonderland, of which Watson is a guest editor this month. The comments were obtained by The Sunday Times.
Rowling says that she should have put Hermione and Harry together in the Harry Potter series instead of Hermione and Ron, according to the publication’s headline, which reads, “JK admits Hermione should have wed Harry.”
For what it’s worth, I thought the Hermione/Ron relationship was possibly the one that might have made sense, whereas Hermione/Harry seemed too “pat” and obvious.
Maybe the subtitle should read: “C. Underkoffler Continues to Question
s Rowling’s Questions Writing Ability”.
I mean, it’s not like I didn’t buy and read all the books and watch half the movies, and mostly enjoy them, but when Rowling does something I don’t enjoy or agree with or think was done below a basic artistic level of quality, I really dislike it and/or believe it to be utter crap.
And, no lie, that feeling gets magnified by the fame/cultural currency/money generated by the Potter series.
To take another example: I quite like Stephen King’s work. When I read/view poorer work of his, I’m more disappointed in it than I would be with poor work from John or Jane Q. Writer, because of the scope of the impact of King’s work in general (and, in King’s case over Rowling, a long track record of creating stuff I dig).
Grumpy mode, OFF.