Top critical review
Even with stolen ideas, JK's still good.
on 24 August 2016
I'm not going to start by telling you that this, and all the Harry Potter books, are wildly over-rated, for two reasons. 1.) Is that you will go away with the impression that I don't like Harry Potter; and 2.) Is that as I'm a writer myself without ever having attracted the attention of a mainstream publisher you will just think I'm jealous. Right, let's go back to (1). I DO like Harry Potter, and although not very original with ideas stolen from other authors, it made me feel happy and made me laugh a lot. And (2) again ? Well, yes, there is a bit of jealousy if I'm honest, because why didn't 'I' claim to have invented wizards, witches and trolls, and just copied other author's ideas?
So to some up (and I can hardly believe I'm hearing myself say this) I do like these books, in fact I like them a lot, but - I'm sorry - they ARE wildly over-rated.