[LMB] Heinlein

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 02:52:23 BST 2021


Kids are actually a lot tougher-minded, at least in my experience, than
doting parents want to think they are.

Quidditch, according to something I read, was based partly on the "Wall
Game" at Eton, which is just as weird.

On Sun, Oct 3, 2021 at 8:48 PM brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:

>
>
> > On Oct 3, 2021, at 7:28 PM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > One problem with both Harry Potter and the Anita Blake books, IMO, is
> > poorly-thought-out world-building.
> >
> > To be fair to her, Rowling never expected her books to become such an
> > enormous success, and since she was (originally at least) mainly writing
> > for children and teens, she didn't think things through as thoroughly as
> > she might have.  And I don't think Hamilton expected the Anita Blake
> books
> > to go on for anything like as long as they have.  Even so, though, I can
> > pick holes in both series' backgrounds all day long.
>
> True.   And it’s a much, much darker world than I want kids to read about.
>
> But she couldn’t even build a rational sport.
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