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Author Cornelia Funke Comments on the work by J.K. Rowling

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Posted by: sue
January 15, 2009, 11:53 AM

At the screening of the film of her novel Inkheart, author Cornelia Funke gave some new comments regarding the work of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Speaking to Snitchseeker, Cornelia Funke apparently said "that she admires fellow author J.K. Rowling's ability to use visual imagery rather than realistic descriptions to help readers of all ages understand difficult topics." Quotage:

She clouds your reality into a "costume." For example when she does torture, in a children's book, she goes so close to what torture is – and you can bear to look at it because she clouds it in a costume. Or when Dumbledore has the pensieve, where he puts the thoughts that bother him - he doesn't want to get rid of the memories, but he can't stand them for awhile. What a perfect way to express the human condition!

So that, I think is the task of fantasy writers that put our human condition into story - not into realistic description. And she [Rowling] can do that.

Inkheart the movie features Jim Broadbent (Professor Slughorn in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.) Thanks to Snitchseeker for emailing!

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36 Comments

NuttyAsSP

Cornelia Funke?
Cornelius Fudge?

Posted by NuttyAsSP on January 18, 2009, 07:25 PM report to moderator
Kevin

Thief Lord was amazing!

Not as good as Harry Potter, but I recommend it to anyone who has a few days with nothing to do!

Posted by Kevin on January 20, 2009, 02:29 PM report to moderator
Kevin

@ NuttyAsSP …

I doubt that Jo made that connection intensionally… Fudge, in the books, is an extremely weak character, and Jo clearly has no reason to name such a character after her. Also Fudge’s name was probably thought of before she knew who she was.

(sorry for the double post) :(

Posted by Kevin on January 20, 2009, 02:32 PM report to moderator
Ayame

How nice of her!! Cornelia is one of my favorite authors!!!!! I loved Inkheart (and the ones that followed) The Theif Lord was amazing, as was Dragon Rider. I’m think she’s number three after Diana Wynne Jones and Michele Jaffe.(I think I spelled that right..)
sigh It’s nice to see authos complienting each other. She used a nice metaphor… .
Though I cannot agree with people saying that SM used JK for publicity… It was the media doing the comparing. SM as she says so her self knows she’s not as good of a writer as JK…. Sheesh

Posted by Ayame on January 23, 2009, 09:36 PM report to moderator
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It’s great that a fellow author recognizes JKR’s talents.

Posted by Garden State Geek on February 24, 2009, 12:49 PM report to moderator
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lOl. I agree with Cornella Flunke! But, hey, Cornella, you’re a great author too! =]

Posted by . on April 25, 2011, 11:56 PM report to moderator
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