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Thursday, 19 July 2007

J.K. Rowlings Not Happy At Harry Potter Spoilers And NYT Review

JK RowlingJ.K. Rowling isn't happy! It's all the New York Times and Baltimore Sun's fault as they have reviewed the new Harry Potter book before it's sale date.

The NYT say their copy was purchased from a New York City store on Wednesday. The fuss is because the official release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is not until 0001 British Summer Time on Saturday or 2301 GMT on Friday night.

J.K. Rowling is reported as saying, "I am staggered that some American newspapers have decided to publish purported spoilers in the form of reviews in complete disregard of the wishes of literally millions of readers, particularly children."

A New York Time's spokesperson said, "Our feeling is that once a book is offered up for sale at any public, retail outlet, and we purchase a copy legally and openly, we are free to review it."

They went on to say, "We took great care not to give away the ending, nor to give away significant details about who lives and who dies."

The good news is that the book had good reviews and, of course, will sell in record numbers.