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peteshimmon
2007-Jul-14, 08:36 AM
It must be interesting to be able to exhibit
the J K Rowling smile. The smile that says I
have made 500 million and you aint. I have
only read a few pages myself, I was in a
bookshop with a stack of the Pheonix title
and there was a comfy chair. The idea of a
picture in the Prime Ministers office giving
a cough to gain his attention made me smile.
Must read more sometime. But look at the
thickness. No it is for young people. But what
a winning formula, Witchs and Wizards at
school. I liked my Bunter and Jennings books
many moons ago because you can relate to
school stories when young. Well she has put
the work in, given much productive work to our
film industry, and can now buy a small country.
Almost. However something I read suggested
she has an agenda. Something that may be clear
with the last book. Not long now. But the
story of her writing in an Edinburgh cafe
reminds me of the young woman in the London
cafe who realised something profound but the
Vogons intervened before she could spread the
word. As told by Adams you remember. No danger
here as most of the words have already
appeared:) I suppose it is something about
living fully while you can. If you can.

parallaxicality
2007-Jul-14, 09:27 AM
Rowling's agenda is something of a conspiracy theory among fringe groups. Some say she's a Communist, others say she's a Satanist, but, rather ironically, the only hints she's given of her ultimate agenda is that it is based on Christian values.

Paracelsus
2007-Jul-14, 11:03 AM
I didn't sense any agenda in Rowlings' books, and I've read all of them. I wasn't looking for one, however, or reading closely and critically.

WaxRubiks
2007-Jul-14, 11:33 AM
surely you noticed the battle between good and evil?;) :|

Paracelsus
2007-Jul-14, 01:15 PM
surely you noticed the battle between good and evil?;) :|

Well, besides THAT part...:)

Gillianren
2007-Jul-15, 06:07 PM
Personally, I think her agenda's to tell a good story. Why does it have to be anything more complicated than that?

Damien Evans
2007-Jul-16, 05:49 AM
Personally, I think her agenda's to tell a good story. Why does it have to be anything more complicated than that?

Stop stealing my thoughts before i have the chance to put them into words!:lol:

Swift
2007-Jul-16, 01:36 PM
If you have any doubt about J.K. Rowlings' intentions, read this 2003 story from Time Magazine (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101030623-458732,00.html), it still brings tears to my eyes.

farmerjumperdon
2007-Jul-16, 01:43 PM
surely you noticed the battle between good and evil?;) :|

Maybe. Who is good, and who is evil?

WaxRubiks
2007-Jul-16, 02:51 PM
Maybe. Who is good, and who is evil?

I don't know if it is a matter of "who". I haven't read the books and have only seen the first movie but it seems like these stories, and in a lot of fiction, the battle is inside the characters minds and then also acted out in that character's life. Take Star Wars for example.

Disinfo Agent
2007-Jul-16, 07:31 PM
surely you noticed the battle between good and evil?;) :|Maybe she's got a Zoroastrian agenda. :think:
When you think about it, Lucas also had a battle of good and evil in Star Wars... and Steve Jackson in Lord of the Rings... it's a conspiracy! :eek:

Swift
2007-Jul-16, 07:58 PM
Maybe she's got a Zoroastrian agenda. :think:
When you think about it, Lucas also had a battle of good and evil in Star Wars... and Steve Jackson in Lord of the Rings... it's a conspiracy! :eek:
"Mom, Dad, Don't touch it! ITS EVIL!

Peter Wilson
2007-Jul-16, 11:26 PM
Personally, I think her agenda's to tell a good story. Why does it have to be anything more complicated than that?Conspiracies are inherently complicated.

Damien Evans
2007-Jul-17, 01:13 PM
Maybe she's got a Zoroastrian agenda. :think:
When you think about it, Lucas also had a battle of good and evil in Star Wars... and Steve Jackson in Lord of the Rings... it's a conspiracy! :eek:

Peter, not Steve

Damien Evans
2007-Jul-17, 01:22 PM
If you have any doubt about J.K. Rowlings' intentions, read this 2003 story from Time Magazine (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101030623-458732,00.html), it still brings tears to my eyes.

Wow, what a lovely, kind, generous lady Rowling is, if only there were more like her

peteshimmon
2007-Jul-18, 07:46 PM
A small side issue, Philosophers Stone was
broadcast recently. I thought I recognised
the theme music as similar to McCartneys
Standing Stone. Long time since I heard it.