The Right Coast

August 16, 2004
Harry Potter
By Mike Rappaport

I am in the middle of the fifth Harry Potter, which is great fun and also a bit funnier than the other books, I think. For those, like my son, who are always trying to figure out what is going to happen in the next book, J. K. Rowlings has provided a few hints:

There are two questions I don't think I've ever been asked and that I should have been asked, if you know what I mean," she said.

First, she indicated that the crowd should consider "not 'why did Harry live' but 'why didn't Voldemort die?'" Next, she posed the question: "Why didn't [Hogwarts School headmaster] Dumbledore kill, or try to kill, Voldemort?"