Rowling’s Site, Overanalysis and Authorial Intent, In About 1000 Words
Jun 16, 2004
The New York Times says the most significant new Harry Potter development is JK Rowling’s website, launched last month.
Every revelation, however, is being parsed closely, creating yet more theories and rumors (why does she confirm that Harry’s mother is dead but not mention his father?). In its way, the site is a dare.
The article quotes Lexicon Steve and an essay that suggests that the “whole reason to discuss HP online is to discuss the what might have beens, the what could have beens, the possible pasts, and the possible futures.”