Not only did J.K. Rowling sell 5 million copies of Harry Potter’s latest adventure on the very first day of its availability – of the 500,000 English copies initially available in Germany there are hardly any left already – but critics seem rather unanimous in their appraisal of „Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix„. Here’s what the NYTimes/IHT‘ Michiko Kakutani thinks. Apparently teenage Potter is not only victim to rising testosterone levels, but also faces serious perception-reality adjustments when
„his beloved godfather Sirius, tells him, that the world ‚isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters,‘ that there are more ambiguities to grown-up life than he imagined.“
Ha, Harry Potter explaining complexity to the American President… Ms Rowling certainly has a lot of British humour.