Crouching Potter, Hidden Author

NPR had a somewhat entertaining story about fake Harry Potter books in China (“Rush on for Knockoff Harry Potter in China,” by Louisa Lim).

Frankly, I suspect I might enjoy Harry Potter and the Leopard Walk Up to Dragon even more than Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

But I’m hoping something got lost in translation for the woman who says “Harry Potter is my belief” and that she wouldn’t want to read the fake books because they would “pollute” her belief.

Other books have been faked, too, including Bill Clinton’s autobiography, which revealed that his secret nickname is “Big Watermelon.” I think I might prefer that one, too.



About the Author:

Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix (2011). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

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