Fuse #8

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

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.

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At 9:33 AM , Blogger Kelly said...

Count me in as a Snape-lover and proud of it. That being said, I think he's toast. There is no other way to redeem him, but to have him die protecting Harry or the cause in one way or another.

Also, that being said, I wonder how much the movies have influenced Snape love. The movies, some better than others, are not nearly as good as the books, but Alan Rickman is a standout actor in the series. He brings humor to Snape, humor I'm not sure that's always there in the books. Heck. I'm going to post about this now...

At 10:20 AM , Blogger Laura said...

No doubt about it. Snape entered into an Unbreakable Vow with Dumbledore to protect the kids at all costs, thus both professors knew Dumbledore's ultimate fate. And Snape will have to make the ultimate sacrifice - yet another father figure in Harry's life gone, as it should be.


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