Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Carry On

“Just when you think you're having a scene without Simon, he drops in to remind you that everyone else is a supporting character in his catastrophe.”

Rowells böcker orsakar ju i princip alltid sträckläsning för mig men den här tar nog priset. Det är kanske inte så konstigt. Den är ju som enda stor kärleksförklaring till Harry Potter och fandom-kultur i allmänhet och så fanfiction förstås. Med mycket humor och kärlek.

Sometimes when I’m walking through the dining hall, just saying hello to people, she’ll drag me by my sleeve to hurry me up.
“You have too many friends,” she’ll say.
“I’m pretty sure that’s not possible. And, anyway, I wouldn’t call them all ‘friends.’”
“There are only so many hours in the day, Simon. Two, three people—that’s all any of us have time for.”
“There are more people than that in your immediate family, Penny.”
“I know. It’s a struggle.” 

Underbara Penny!

Men jag håller med Elena i hennes recension - väldigt irriterande hur hela bi-alternativet totalt ignoreras.


Himmelske Danser said...

It's one of those moments when I think "wow, that escalated quickly". From a funny quote to lack of bi-alternative in something that is apparently Harry Potter's fiction! Didn't know this book exists and of course I had to follow your link and read more comments. Needless to say - I want it.
My to-read list is making me depressed. Or more like my "I really want to-read this" list. Ehhhh... "click...add"

Fridolina said...

Heh, yeah I've read a lot about bi-erasure in romance lately and this is such a typical example! But apart from that - this is awesome and yes you want it! ;) It's not technically Harry Potter fanfic - more like inspired by HP AND all the HP fanfic (especially all the Draco/Harry stuff).