Re: RARA-AVIS: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 24 Jul 2005

Gratefulbear wrote:

It occurred to me as I was reading the new Harry Potter novel that these books are growing darker and darker in tone. "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is going to traumatize a lot of kids (from what I read in the papers, it has already increased the workload of grief counselors in schools), not only with its murder of a main character at the end but also the way in which the character is murdered: in a deadly act of betrayal, at the hand of a trusted

************ From what I have gathered of my daughter's reading of the Harry Potter books, they could surely be classified as noir.


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