14 July 2008

We don't need no education

Harry Potter books become part of the Scottish curriculum.

I enjoyed the books and I admit I am a bit of Snape fan myself but this is a bit too far.

It's not the kind of literary material you would add to a school's reading list. At this point, Orson Scott Card and Terry Pratchett will fume for the rather liberal use of the word 'literary'.

The content is interesting and questions a lot of stuff but the writing style leaves much to be desired.

Wonder if parents will be somewhat mortified by the swear words in the book?

Of course, I could be completely off the chart and they are planning something different; like teaching actual subjects mentioned in the books. At this point, I trail off in my explanation and scurry off to join Defense Against the Dark Arts.