Rowling considers return to Harry Potter world

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Rowling considers return to Harry Potter world
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Fri, 09-28-2012 - 12:24pm

J.K. Rowling revealed she is not ruling out writing another book set in Harry Potter’s world.

Rowling would take another trip on the Hogwarts Express only if she had "a great idea," she said. "I don't want to go mechanically back in to that world and pick up loads of odds and ends and glue them together and go 'here we go.’ It would make a mockery of what those books mean to me."

But a new novel would center around characters other than The Boy who Lived. “Where Harry’s story is concerned, I’m done,’’ she said. Instead, she would craft a “sidestep’’ story, rather than a sequel or prequel.  http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/49177003/ns/today-books/#.UGXN7FHdeSA

I think most of us would be thrilled with her writing a "sidestep" story... she could flesh out some of the other characters, go backward or forward in the history of Hogwarts or anything she felt like doing and I'd be happy! LOL

If you had your druthers, what characters would you like to see her include?

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A story on the house elves isn't a bad idea... and she could let us peek in on a lot of the different wizarding families that way! LOL

I think it would be interesting to find out about the pre-Harry lives of Authur Weasly and Molly Weasley (née Prewett)... I can imagine a young Authur getting into all sorts of mischief, with his love of all things Muggle -- or even the Lestrange/Black family... Bellatrix as a girl must have been pretty frightening!

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I really hope that she does decide to revisit the HP world.  There are so many stories there just begging to be told!  I would especially like to hear more about the Mauraders and get more details on Snape and Lily.  It would be interesting to hear more about Molly's brothers, Fabian and Gideon.  

On a completely unrelated note, I am going to stop on my way home today and pick up a copy of The Casual Vacancy.  So far, the reviews I've read haven't been especially good but I'm going to keep an open mind.  


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I really hope that she does decide to revisit the HP world.  There are so many stories there just begging to be told!  I would especially like to hear more about the Mauraders and get more details on Snape and Lily.  It would be interesting to hear more about Molly's brothers, Fabian and Gideon.  

On a completely unrelated note, I am going to stop on my way home today and pick up a copy of The Casual Vacancy.  So far, the reviews I've read haven't been especially good but I'm going to keep an open mind.  


You're right; there are so many interesting possibilities, it just boggles the mind! The Snape and Lily saga would be a great one; I can't help but wanting to know more about Snape's childhood... and with Lily, getting to know the ins and outs of her relationship with her family, especially her sister Petunia. Should be some really fascinating dynamics there!

I saw The Casual Vacancy at the store the other day; please do let us know what you think about it!

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A very interesting idea, and hope she does it! I'm glad that she would leave Harry's story alone, though. I would love to see a sequel at Hogwarts with their children, although wouldn't want to see another big evil in the wizarding world again. It would be really cool to go back to Hogwarts when James, Lily, Sirius and Snape where all there to lend to some of the backstory, such as them becoming friendof the Death Eaters. s, finding out about Remus, etc, and also the start of Voldemort.

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