I know I've exhausted whatever critical credibility I might have had re Harry Potter, but I need to talk about yesterday's headlines announcing that the name of the forthcoming and final volume to the series could be found at the author's website. Less sporting journalists simply announced the name.
But why the hoopla? Is it an all-join-in-thing? Is it because the publishers made a game out of the news? I mean, I could get all excited if I heard that Hilary McKay was writing another Exiles book (and I am all excited that there's going to be another Die Hard) but I wouldn't care what they were going to call it. Maybe I'm missing a gene.
I do like the name, though, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Fundamentalists, come on down.