An unhappy muggle!
July 31, 2005 4:29 AM Subscribe
Terry Pratchett isn't a happy muggle!
In a letter to the Sunday Times, Pratchett's had a go at the media for 'the continued elevation of JK Rowling at the expense of other writers'
. The letter appears to be in response to a Sunday Times article from last week (sorry, archived) and possibly this article
in Time magazine.
I agree that JK has had significantly more press in the last few years than any other author. I'm a Pratchett
fan, however, I suspect her success is down to a mix of good marketing and the simple truth that Harry Potter is (and don't shout at me)
, slightly less geeky and more accessible than the Discworld series. Although I wouldn't be too surprised if, eventually, the streets of Ankh Morpork are alive with “knights and ladies morris-dancing to Greensleeves"
posted by Nugget (101 comments total)