Friday 2 September 2011

Lord Voldemort Recommends Divergent!

If you are on twitter, there a good chance you're aware of the popular He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and his millions of followers. Recommendations from the dry-humoured snarky dark lord are rare, so this was exciting to see.

"I was not paid to write this. No galleons exchanged hands and no imperius curses were cast. I simply encoutered a book that anybody who enjoyed Harry Potter should read. It is called Divergent and was written by Veronica Roth. I believe in the power of words. I don’t really like things. Except magic. And power. And my snake. And sarcasm. And myself. And clearly lying about not liking things. Anyway, I don’t like things but I do support some things. Things like magic, power, copious use of the Avada Kedavra curse on stupid people and…reading. I have no use for stupid Death Eaters. Crabbe and Goyle are more than enough. Therefore, I support people actually attempting to accio some knowledge instead of sitting mindlessly at a computer screen. Like you might be doing right now. Well… this is awkward. At least you’re reading something. Moving on…
When you read the Harry Potter books one of the most compelling parts is the sorting of kids. Immediately you begin to question which house you’d belong to. What attributes define you and make you who you truly are? Which ones do you WISH defined you and which ones do you REALLY posess though? You might want to be a Slytherin (we’re badasses, I don’t blame you) but might find that deep down, you’re more courage than cunning. More learning than loyalty. The sorting hat places kids but what if those kids could hear its advice but ultimately choose their own way? (Like that Potter kid choosing Gryffindor). Does something like a sorting, being placed into a “clique” if you will, does that one choice define you forevermore or can you ever move away from being just “smart,” “courgeous,” or “cunning” and a combination… just be yourself? How does society adapt when one group seeks ultimate power over others and seeks to bend other’s will? This is the fundamental question in the Harry Potter series and it is the same question in a new series The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth."

Read the rest of the review HERE

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