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J.K. Rowling deserves great credit for making reading books cool again - for children. Until Harry Potter, it had been feared that children were too interested in computer games to be distracted by literature again. But, as we've seen with the supposed 'dying game of cricket', all things are cyclical.

Harry Potter is a heroic figure, who you really root for early on, and he proves you can succeed against the odds, while still remaining a decent human being. Great literature has always been full of parables of unlikely triumphs, going back to Aesop and the tortoise and the hare, and that's always what the reader wants. Potter seemingly has no chance against Voldemort.

The characters of Potter are drawn from the great literature tradition, with the old, gentle Dumbledore being more powerful than he seems, and Voldevort is a classic villain, with no redeeming features whatsoever.

Harry Potter, with its surreal aspects, seems like a modern day 'Alice in Wonderland' in places, and that's what Potter is really, a modern day fairy tale for all ages.

- Paul Rance/

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