I find it entirely amusing that this past weekend kids were waking up with Harry Potter hangovers because they couldn’t put the book down.
It’s an absolute frenzy and everyone seems to be infected. Well, everyone but Pope and me. I tried to read one once while on vacation. I’m not even sure which book. But later, when I described its cover to an avid fan they told me I picked up the “least favorite”. Either way, I got about 20 pages into the “least favorite” and I just wasn’t feeling it. This, coming from someone who tried to watch Lord of the Rings 3 times and was bored to tears.
What’s the deal with these books? EVERYONE is reading them. The subways have turned from shit rags like The New York Post to green book jackets with wizards. I just don’t get it.