Thursday, October 9, 2014

Of Harry Potter and Fond Worlds Revisited

JK Rowling has released an obscure tweet (and several hints about it) that seem to indicate another Harry Potter novel will be forthcoming.

Some fans have taken it to be an anagram that translates as: “Harry returns! Wont say any details now. A week off. No comment.

Rowling has denied this, saying instead it is in reference Newt Scamander and the upcoming screenplay she's penning about his adventures in early 20th century New York. The anagram, it seems, is properly translated as "Newt Scamander only meant to stay in New York for a few hours".

As a Potterhead, I'm happy to accept whatever expansion of the wonderful, magical world of Harry Potter that Rowling is prepared to give us. Because she is such a master of deception, though, and so skilled at placing red herrings and subtle, often overlooked hints in plain sight, I can only hope we will someday have further adventures of Harry and his friends to grace our bookshelves and ereaders. 

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