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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Top Book of the Decade

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Posted by: sue
November 23, 2009, 04:30 PM

UK newspaper The Telegraph has compiled a series of lists of things that defined this decade. One such list involves the top 100 books, with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling taking the number one spot. Quotage:



"If you don’t know what a Muggle is by now, you’re either Rip van Winkle or enormously stubborn. This is the seventh and final instalment in Rowling’s record-breaking series about Harry Potter, the world’s most famous lightning-scarred boy wizard and his tribulations with Lord Voldemort. We’ve seen Harry grow from a spindly, messy-haired 11-year-old into a heroic young adult. Children have grown up with him, finding in his battles metaphors for their own. This volume alone sold 15 million copies in the first 24 hours after it was published. Whether wickedly skewering suburbia, or bringing Harry, Ron and Hermione into mortal danger, Rowling is never less than absorbing. Some may sneer at her books, but they are triumphant sagas about the defeat of evil that tap into our basic hunger for stories. Most importantly, she makes reading a 700-page book seem easy. This one even has a quotation from Aeschylus as its epigraph. It stands as a cornerstone of the decade, a melding of high and low culture that appeals to all ages and nations."

Thanks Catherine and Jamie for emailing!

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84 Comments

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4007 Points

So glad Jo got the top spot!! would have been a shame if she hadnt

Posted by KC Nox on November 23, 2009, 08:22 PM report to moderator
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3371 Points

Hooray for DH! Of course it’s the best :)

Posted by Lady of the Lake on November 23, 2009, 09:18 PM report to moderator
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that is so completely AWESOME!!!! there is the praise DH and JO deserve! im so happy she got number one!!!!!!! SQUEE!

Posted by Catherine ( *SQUEE!*) on November 23, 2009, 09:32 PM report to moderator
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738 Points

Absolutely THE Book Of The Decade. Period. bows to JKR

Posted by bettb [ITC!] on November 23, 2009, 09:45 PM report to moderator
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523 Points

here! here! cheers to all!

Posted by Phlegm dela Coeur on November 23, 2009, 10:02 PM report to moderator
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3048 Points

Congratulations to J.K. Rowling for this recognition! These books have influenced society and contemporary literature far more than we have yet to even realize.

Posted by Kirk on November 23, 2009, 10:11 PM report to moderator
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6552 Points

I’m not surprised…

Posted by Figment on November 23, 2009, 11:59 PM report to moderator
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926 Points

Was there any doubt????

Go Jo!!!!

Posted by sessionka oom4 CW on November 24, 2009, 12:15 AM report to moderator
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196 Points

im glad they didnt squeek twilight in just because its the newest teen fad

Posted by chrisbDTM {ROÅR!} on November 24, 2009, 01:04 AM report to moderator
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545 Points

Goes without saying how well deserved that is!

Posted by Nicci Weasley on November 24, 2009, 01:36 AM report to moderator
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4608 Points

Nothing less than deserved.

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on November 24, 2009, 02:58 AM report to moderator
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1535 Points

Well-deserved… and it doesn’t surprise me.:) Deathly Hallows is the BEST!

Posted by ginevrapotter07 on November 24, 2009, 04:36 AM report to moderator
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4481 Points

Such wonderful commentary! Congratulations to JK Rowling! This is great news :)

Posted by Smitch on November 24, 2009, 08:00 AM report to moderator
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Yay DH is 1st and Twilight is 32nd!!! Take that Twihearts!!!!

Posted by Jane_Potter on November 24, 2009, 08:28 AM report to moderator
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8317 Points

Great!!! DH deserved it. :-D

Posted by forgetmenot_007 on November 24, 2009, 08:47 AM report to moderator
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