I love it. I've never read a word of Potter but I dislike all the negative shit from people who put it down as formulaic crap. It has kids and people READING; and that's a good thing.
I love the part about 'chirping": "It had been a brutal Tuesday. Some friends of Hermione's had come to the commons and sat on the couch and chirped, how they really were great wizards, really the best in the nation. The only reason they didn't get honors was that they didn't"”they said"”show off in public like I had."
I believe that this is taken from Bukowski's comments concerning the mother of his child and her silly friends. Funny how no one thinks that the above ever applies to THEM.
I'm not sure if I'm more excited by the new Harry Potter short story or the new "Pink Floyd" album. I think we all need some inner reflection before we cast our vote, but if MJP could set up a scientific poll, I think it would benefit society as a whole... and for future historians to come...