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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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thats so weird.. just yesterday i was thinking about the most influenctial world event thats really affected me and it was harry potter and its first on the list! :)

Posted by nox avis on November 24, 2009, 05:09 PM 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, 05:10 PM report to moderator
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Wait what’s a muggle? Joking!!!! Awesome, but yeah Twilight is on the list at like 32 or something

Posted by Swizzle on November 24, 2009, 05:54 PM report to moderator
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Yeah that’s great!!!

Posted by Jane_Potter on November 24, 2009, 07:09 PM report to moderator
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I am so hapy that DH has made number one! Go Jo Rowling!

Posted by Jamie Q. on November 24, 2009, 09:05 PM report to moderator
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I totally agree with this and I think it’s great that Jo and this book got so important recognition!! :)

Posted by hp-fan (Roar!) on November 24, 2009, 09:38 PM report to moderator
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hooray! :D way great!

Posted by mai {beatnik owl} on November 24, 2009, 11:58 PM report to moderator
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Yay! Much as i think the whole series should have made up the top 7 i’m really glad that DH is number one :) definitely deserved!

Posted by Sigourney♥ on November 25, 2009, 12:57 AM report to moderator
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That’s so cool!!!!!!!! I finished the dh book in less than a week i think. So they’re right about Rowling makes it easy to read a 700-page book.

Posted by magicmaniac on November 25, 2009, 02:24 AM report to moderator
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Great that HPDH in the 1st!
I got so angry when I read the comments on that sait , there were so stupid and totally meanless , people were judjing again without reading and knowing anything about the book, though there were satisficating comments too!
Oh , btw Twilight is the 32nd :-)

HARRY POTTER is the BEST for me !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by ~ Asi ~ on November 25, 2009, 03:25 AM report to moderator
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Very well deserved!!!

Posted by weasleygirl101(ROAR) on November 25, 2009, 06:52 AM report to moderator
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DH- the most amazing book of all times!

Posted by Matea on November 25, 2009, 08:27 AM report to moderator
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Deathly Hallows really deserves the first spot.
glad Twilight isn’t there.

Posted by Astha on November 25, 2009, 09:41 AM report to moderator
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Deathly Hallows really deserves the first spot.
glad Twilight isn’t there.

Posted by Astha on November 26, 2009, 01:46 AM report to moderator
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Deathly Hallows really deserves the first spot.
glad Twilight isn’t there.

Posted by Astha on November 26, 2009, 01:46 AM report to moderator
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