And He Has 3,370 Friends on MySpace
A wonderful article appeared in the L.A. Times (that and The Washington Post seem to be vying for my kidlit affections) regarding J.K. Rowling's most interesting character: Snape. Good old Snape. Can I tell you how odd it is to sit near Cheryl Klein, a woman who has read the final Harry Potter book and is currently in the midst of editing it? Will she tell you whether everyone's favorite Potion Master is dead? Nooo. Not even when you ply her with wine in the hopes it may "loosen her tongue"? Noooo. Frustrating doesn't begin to describe it.
The article helps, though. And I was happy to read this:
Fans have started at least two online petitions begging Rowling not to do away with Snape. Neither well-publicized, the pair nevertheless together have more than 1,000 signatures. They sound quite desperate, as if Snape were truly real — and as if his fate is a foregone conclusion.Oh, sweethearts. It is. The man is undoubtedly going to die. Remember when Rowling said he'd be "redeemed"? Yeah. There's only one way guys like Snape get redeemed in books.
Thanks to Big A little a for the link.