Harry and the Sea of Stories
Back to the Harry Potter news. I like Snape. I do not like him because Alan Rickman played him, so get that silly little idea out of your brain right now. I just like 'im. He's an interesting character. And you know who else finds him interesting? Salman Rushdie. According to Brooklyn Arden, your always informative source of all things editorial, Mr. Rushdie was at the Harry, Carrie & Garp reading last night and asked whether or not Snape is good or evil. Said Ms. Klein, "kind of a dumb question for a Booker Prize winner to ask, frankly, because obviously she couldn't tell". Ah well. Don't get your hopes up thinking that Mr. Rushdie has read all the books himself, however. As the always attentive Pooja Makhijani points out in this post's comment section, he was just doing it on behalf of his own son.