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Killing Harry Potter

Via a mailing list: the Daily Mail reports that J. K. Rowling may kill off Harry Potter.

Asked why she would not commit herself to saying exactly whether or not she was going to kill him, she added: ‘I’m not going to commit myself because I don’t want the hate mail!’

The article is full of fun quotes:

While one character will now get a reprieve, “two die that I didn’t intend to die”. Asked by Judy if it will be any of the much loved characters, she said: “A price has to be paid, we are dealing with pure evil here. They don’t target extras do they? They go for the main characters…well I do. This is a world where some pretty nasty things can happen.”

About life after Harry, she says:

But she admits she finds it unlikely she will ever be as popular again. “I don’t think I’m going to get another Harry again, it only happens once.”