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Stephen King on entertainment - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
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Stephen King on entertainment
I popped over to EW to see if Stephen King had any Deathly Hallows review up yet (he doesn't, though there's an article from the beginning of July about how hard it will be to say goodbye), and found a cute little piece on the purpose of entertainment.

Quoth Sai King:
The crazy guy dancing in Best Buy, be he fake or fact, demonstrates the real purpose of these things we write about — to cause a sudden burst of happy emotion, a sudden rush to the head, the feet, and what may be the truest home of joy: a butt that just has to shake its happy self.

I just felt like sharing.

I feel a bit...: amused amused

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lacontessamala From: lacontessamala Date: August 9th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love King's EW column. And that was a great column he wrote about the end of Harry Potter, as I recall.
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heather916 From: heather916 Date: August 9th, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
How can one not love Uncle Stevie? I'm happy you shared.

It's easy — maybe too easy — to get caught up in serious discussions of good and bad, or to grade entertainment the way teachers grade school papers.

He speaketh the truth. *thinks back to Quill forums in the days after 7/21*
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 9th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
:still loves on Neville thread:
heather916 From: heather916 Date: August 9th, 2007 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, the Neville thread would be a shining exception to the general rancor on many of the other character threads.

*loves on Neville*
*and loves on Teddy for good measure*
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 9th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, once the canon characters decided to drop in and lighten things up, things improved dramatically (though poor Sirius is still getting slammed--sheesh, I don't like Snape, so I stay off his damned thread).
darth_pipes From: darth_pipes Date: August 10th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Much as I don't like EW I did pick up their Harry Potter special issue and it was quite good. King posted a review of Deathly Hallows.
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