Update! (SpoilerFULL) Rowling turns to selling encyclopaedias for next source of income! …Kidding. But seriously now…

When I was writing that last review on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it looks like I missed out on some fairly important news from the current reigning Queen of Fiction (whether we like it or not, she is queen, just as in the good ol’ pre-20th century days. Well, actually, it’s not ‘whether we like it or not.’ Apparently the masses decided to ‘vote’ her queen, and the sadly outnumbered saner few had their protests drowned out), J. K. Rowling.

Refer to Epilogue, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Recall vagueness and abruptness and severe dissatisfaction. Master feelings of confused rage. Click here. Apparently Rowling did intend to write a detailed description of all the events and children that spun out of the Harry-Voldemort showdown, but for reasons I can’t fathom, she decided to not to publish it, but rather leave it for her post-coronation greet-the-masses-on-yon-royal-balcony interview. Why ever would you not publish the part of the book that people spent years reading for? It’s rather like opening Forrest Gump’s memorable box of chocolates of which life apparently resembles, only to find nothing inside. But never mind that – let’s see what Rowling intended for her characters (that we never got to see). (more…)