The End of the Potterverse

By J. Peder Zane, Carlin Romano, Chauncey Mabe...

18 July 2007

On the eve of the publication of the final Harry Potter book this Saturday, we offer a multitude of essays on the Harry Potter phenomenon from some of America's best book critics.

19 Jul 2007 // 9:59 PM

Classic Harry

With six novels down, at least one to come, J.K. Rowling has elevated herself to among the masters of children's literature.

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19 Jul 2007 // 9:58 PM

Harry Potter and the judgment of posterity

Now that the conclusion of the seven-book Harry Potter saga is finally upon us, it is not too early to begin placing J.K. Rowling's creation into literary perspective. The Lords of High Culture, not surprisingly, have examined Harry and found him wanting.

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19 Jul 2007 // 9:57 PM

Harry Potter and the last hurrah

When it comes to perceptiveness, I cannot claim the talent of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore. But here are a few thoughts on what readers might -- or might not, or should, or should not -- encounter in Harry's last hurrah.

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Can Harry Potter conjure a generation of writers? Or, at least, readers?

Six years from now, experts believe, some of those youngsters will be writing fantasy and science fiction novels themselves. And if America is really lucky, the Potter generation might be more literate than the one that preceded it.

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19 Jul 2007 // 9:55 PM

The end is near

Below, you'll find a spellbinding guide to all of the major characters and conflicts so far -- and what big questions should be answered in Book Seven.

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19 Jul 2007 // 9:54 PM

What awaits the literary world beyond the Deathly Hallows?

No matter what is following on Harry Potter's heels, Rowling has left a legacy of children's writing to which all fantasy newcomers will be compared.

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19 Jul 2007 // 9:53 PM

Harry Potter death odds

Based on remarks made by Rowling, fans are expecting two important characters to die, but it could be more. Here is a rundown on Harry and other principals, along with the odds on their demise.

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'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

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"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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